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Toyo Ito announced as recipient for 2013 Pritzker Prize
Contrary to the popular choice of Steven Holl, in this year's Pritzker Bets thread in the Archinect forum, Toyo Ito takes the prestigious award. Credit goes to members jk3hl, miesian and helenakeys for their insightful predictions (or hopes, to be more accurate). Steven Ward says,
Tama Art University Library - Toyo Ito
"To let the flows and views of these people freely penetrate the building, we began to think of a structure of randomly placed arches which would create the sensation as if the sloping floor and the front garden’s scenery were continuing within the building. "The characteristic arches are made out of steel plates covered with concrete. In plan these arches are arranged along curved lines which cross at several points. "The spatial diversity one experiences when walking through the arches ...