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Friday18 August 2017

Emerging architects in line for $100,000 prize

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International ‘Pritzker for young architects’ launched

A $100,000 international competition dubbed “the Pritzker for young architects” has been launched by Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Entries for this year’s Wheelwright Prize are now open. The deadline is February 8.

The annual prize, which takes the form of a travelling fellowship, aims to foster new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.

It is open to emerging architects practising anywhere in the world who have received a degree from a professionally accredited architecture programme in the past 15 years (after 2001).

Applicants must submit a portfolio, a research proposal and a travel itinerary that takes them outside their country of residence.

Applicants will be judged on the quality of their design work, scholarly accomplishments, originality or persuasiveness of their proposal, and by evidence of their ability to fulfil the proposed project. A winner will be named this April.

Established in 1935 to encourage travel outside the US at a time when this was difficult, its alumni include IM Pei. In 2013 it was thrown open to the world. Since then jurors have included Farshid Moussavi with this year’s jurors set to be announced later this month.

More details from the prize website.

 

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