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The ceremony for the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize will be held in Beijing next May, the Wall Street Journal reports:

This is the first time in the prize’s 32-year history that the ceremony will take place in China.

“We have held ceremonies in fourteen different countries, in venues ranging from the White House in Washington DC to Todai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan. The tradition of moving the event to world sites of architectural significance was established to emphasize that the prize is international, the laureates having been chosen from 16 different nations to date,” said Pritzker.

The Foundation has yet to disclose the recipient as well as what building the ceremony will be held in, but says it will most likely be a place of historical significance.

Read more about the Pritzker Prize.

October 30, 2011 4:02 AM
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