Alejandro Aravena is active/lives in Massachusetts / Chile. Alejandro Aravena is known for low-cost social housing architecture, teaching.
Biography Alejandro Aravena
A Chilean architect who has focused his career on building low-cost social housing and reconstructing cities after natural disasters has been named the winner of architecture’s highest prize, the Pritzker.
The architect, Alejandro Aravena, the first Pritzker laureate from Chile, received the honor at a time when his fellow architects have been recognized for designing distinctive buildings with regional materials. They include Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola, who in 2014 won the Silver Lion award at the Venice Architecture Biennale, and Smiljan Radic, who that same year designed the annual pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
Mr. Aravena’s work “gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects
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