New Delhi: British architect Sir David Alan Chipperfield, who has been awarded architecture’s top award, the Pritzker Prize, for 2023, is known for the radical restraint visible in his work.
“In his persistent search for a diverse, solid and coherent body of work, David Chipperfield manages not to deviate from a serious consideration of the genius loci—the spirit of the place—or of the growing diverse cultural contexts in which he works. We do not see an instantly recognizable David Chipperfield building in different cities, but different David Chipperfield buildings designed specifically for each circumstance. Each asserts its presence even as his buildings create new connections with the neighbourhood,” the jury citation about Chipperfield says.
“David Chipperfield believes that is the role of the architect to foster new ways of improving life and livelihoods on a planet where mankind has made our very home a place of fragility. His vision of such role has continually expanded from ways to integrate an individual building into both its site and its local culture, to understanding the broadest definition of site and culture,” it continues.
Below are photos of some of his buildings from around the world.