The 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize has been awarded to Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.
Sejima and Nishizawa are partners in the architectural firm SANAA, established in 1995.
SANAA’s works include the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Rolex Learning Centre in Lausanne, the glass pavilion for the Toledo Museum of Art and New Museum in New York, US.
The O-Museum in Nagano and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, both in Japan, and the Serpentine Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, London, are other SANAA projects.
The firm is currently designing a 300,000ft² branch of the Louvre in Lens in northern France.
The award ceremony will be held on May 17 on Ellis Island in New York where the two architects will be presented with a $100,000 grant and bronze medallions.