Balkrishna Doshi: Indian wins prestigious Pritzker Prize

Balkrishna Doshi: Indian wins prestigious Pritzker Prize
 

Ninety-year-old Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has won this year's prestigious Pritzker Prize for his pioneering work in low-cost housing.
He is the first Indian to receive the award, considered to be architecture's highest honour.
Doshi studied in Mumbai before travelling to Paris in the 1950s to work for the Franco-Swiss pioneer, Le Corbusier.
He will be awarded $100,000 (£80,591) at a ceremony in Toronto in May.
Previous winners include Jørn Utzon who designed the Sydney Opera House, Oscar Niemeyer of Brazil and the British-Iraqi designer, Zaha Hadid.
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8 March 2018 in World News, Views: 44
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