Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker Prize.

Arata Isozaki is the 2019 Pritzker Prize laureate, the organization behind the most important architecture award in the world has announced today.

Arata Isozaki is an 87-year-old Japanese architect. He is the sixth Japanese architect to receive this award, which is considered the most important architecture accolade in the in the world. His Japanese predecessors were Kenzo Tange (1987), Fumihiko Maki (1993), Tadao Ando (1995), and the duo Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa (2010).

Known as the 'architecture Oscar', the Pritzker Prize is the most important accolade a living architect can receive. According to the organization, the prize is awarded every year to professionals whose built work "has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity."

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