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Who Are RCR Arquitectes? 9 Things to Know About the New Pritzker Prize Winners

5 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

Soulages Museum (2014). Image © Hisao Suzuki courtesy of the Pritzker Prize
Today, the Pritzker announced Rafael Aranda , Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta , the three founders of Catalan firm RCR Arquitectes , as the recipients of the 2017 Pritzker Prize . As designers of an architecture that is both stylistically and physically local-RCR Arquitectes' work is mostly found in Catalonia, although recent projects have taken them to France and Belgium-the firm has established a strong profile in north-eastern Spain and a cult following among academic circles around the world. However, other...
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Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta Named 2017 Pritzker Prize Laureates

5 monthes ago   |   By Arch Daily

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have been named as the laureates of the 2017 Pritzker Prize . Their projects emphasize materiality and craft - considered use of color, transparency define an oeuvre which ranges from public buildings to houses, a kindergarten and a winery. The three architects-all of whom are Spanish Catalan and originate from Olot, Girona -have worked collaboratively together as RCR Arquitectes since 1988; they simultaneously graduated in Architecture from ETSAV, the School of Architecture in Valles (Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura del Vallès) a year...
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