After more than 30 years of designing affordable new spaces out of existing structures, Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have won architecture’s highest honor.

They’ve resisted demolishing existing structures

With simple designs and basic materials, they have challenged the notion that generous space and limited funds are incompatible. Lacaton and Vassal have never demolished a building in order to construct a new one. 

These French architects believe that every structure can be repurposed, reinvented, reinvigorated. After 34 years of putting that approach into practice, they have won their field’s highest honor: the Pritzker Prize. Read more


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