Pritzker Architecture Prize 2022

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Diebedo Francis Kere of Burkina Faso has become the first African and the first black person to be awarded architecture’s highest international honour, the 2022 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

  • The Pritzker Architecture prize is considered the Nobel Prize of architecture.

  • The award consists of $100,000 (US) and a bronze medallion. 

  • In 2018, Indian architect Balkrishna Vithaldas won this award.

About the Pritzker Prize

  • Founded in 1979 by Jay A. Pritzker and his wife Cindy, the award is funded by the Pritzker family and sponsored by the Hyatt Foundation.

  • It is given every year.

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