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Ceremony Video to Honor 2023 Laureate, Sir David Alan Chipperfield CH

November 14, 2023

The Pritzker Architecture Prize releases a special ceremony video honoring 2023 Laureate, Sir David Alan Chipperfield CH, available now on pritzkerprize.com.

“A better and more beautiful world must focus on the challenges of environment and equality. Architectural achievement independent of these concerns will have less meaning, which I believe will affect our very sense of what we will judge to be beautiful,” remarks the 52nd Laureate during the May 24th ceremony. “We must become increasingly committed to the idea that architecture has purpose, and that the architectural community can play a bigger role in the way we plan our future.”

The documentary-style video, celebrating the 45th year of the Pritzker Prize, features speeches by Chipperfield; Mareva Grabowski; Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation; and Alejandro Aravena, Jury Chair and 2016 Laureate.

An emotional Chipperfield begins by emphasizing collectivism and individually acknowledging the leadership teams of his five international offices in London, Berlin, Milan, Shanghai and Santiago de Compostela, and his non-profit research initiative in Galicia, to an ovation. “My debts are enormous. I’m thankful for this prize but even more thankful for the wonderful journey that got me here…Architectural practice depends not only on creative talent but just as much on the collaboration of individuals within the studio and without. It has been a journey of privilege.”

Held at the Ancient Agora of Athens, the location served as a gathering place for social, religious, cultural and political assembly over many millennia since the Neolithic period; hosted philosophers Socrates, Plato, Diogenes of Sinope and Crates of Thebes; and symbolized democracy and citizenship throughout history. Tom Pritzker, Chairman of Hyatt Foundation, reflects, “It’s not just the Jury of the Pritzker Prize that honors him. It’s this very place that honors him…Sir David is an architect of his time and of his place, in whom old images still live.”

Previous Pritzker Laureates, Rafael Moneo (1996); Norman Foster (1999); Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta (2017); Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (2020); Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal (2021); and Francis Kéré (2022) discuss the timelessness, harmony and discerning qualities of the architect’s projects, as they recall personal experiences within Chipperfield’s buildings, which span over four decades and more than one hundred projects throughout Asia, Europe and North America. “If I was to use one word [to describe Chipperfield’s work], it would be ‘classical’. I think that’s really refreshing and it’s a really solid presence in contemporary work – that somebody makes work that has that classical sense of the ancient past and tradition, and look[s] to the future,” says Shelley McNamara.

Jurors Barry Bergdoll, Deborah Berke, Stephen Breyer, André Corrêa do Lago, Kazuyo Sejima (2010 Laureate) Benedetta Tagliabue and Wang Shu (2012 Laureate), alongside Manuela Lucá-Dazio, Executive Director, lend their insights into the impact and legacy of Chipperfield’s prolific work. Berke shares, “I would describe his work as a brilliant constant. David Chipperfield’s work is so elegant and so subtle…We don’t need flashes of bravado everywhere. We actually need elegance and understatement everywhere.”

The 2023 ceremony also marks the end of service for Tagliabue, as she retires from the Jury after nine seasons. “Composed by a diversity of backgrounds, from patrons to practitioners, from scholars to critics, the Jury has benefited from Benedetta's contributions through her lens of the profession,” comments Aravena. “She has expanded our horizons, consistently bringing to the Jury's attention, trends, practices and realities that may have otherwise escaped our radar, and with such grace.”

The 2024 Laureate will be announced next March, commemorating the 46th edition of the Prize.

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Sir David Alan Chipperfield CH
Sir David Alan Chipperfield CH

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The following are images of the architecture of Sir David Alan Chipperfield.

These images may be downloaded and distributed only in relation to the announcement of David Chipperfield being named the 2023 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.

The photographer/photo libraries/artists must be credited if noted.

All images are copyright of the respective photographers and artists cited, and courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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Captions for these images are in the 2023 Image Book, available here.

Download the 2023 Media Kit here.

David Chipperfield
Sir David Alan Chipperfield, photo courtesy of Tom Welsh
River and Rowing Museum
River and Rowing Museum, photo courtesy of Richard Bryant / Arcaid
River and Rowing Museum
River and Rowing Museum, photo courtesy of Richard Bryant / Arcaid
America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’
America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,' photo courtesy of Christian Richters
America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’
America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,' photo courtesy of Christian Richters
America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents’
America’s Cup Building ‘Veles e Vents,' photo courtesy of Richard Walch
BBC Scotland Headquarters
BBC Scotland Headquarters, photo courtesy of Christian Richters
BBC Scotland Headquarters
BBC Scotland Headquarters, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
The Neues Museum
The Neues Museum, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
The Neues Museum
The Neues Museum, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
The Neues Museum
The Neues Museum, courtesy of SPK / David Chipperfield Architects, photo Joerg von Bruchhausen
The Neues Museum
The Neues Museum, photo courtesy of SMB / Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
The Neues Museum
The Neues Museum, photo courtesy of SMB / Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Turner Contemporary
Turner Contemporary, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield, photo courtesy of Iwan Baan
The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis Art Museum, photo courtesy of Wesley Law
Museo Jumex
Museo Jumex, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Museo Jumex
Museo Jumex, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Museo Jumex
Museo Jumex, photo courtesy of Moritz Bernoully
Museo Jumex
Museo Jumex, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Museo Jumex
Museo Jumex, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center
Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center, photo courtesy of Keiko Sasaoka
Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center
Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center, photo courtesy of Keiko Sasaoka
Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center
Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Center, photo courtesy of Keiko Sasaoka
Amorepacific Headquarters
Amorepacific Headquarters, photo courtesy of Noshe
Amorepacific Headquarters
Amorepacific Headquarters, photo courtesy of Noshe
Amorepacific Headquarters
Amorepacific Headquarters, photo courtesy of Noshe
Amorepacific Headquarters
Amorepacific Headquarters, photo courtesy of Noshe
Amorepacific Headquarters
Amorepacific Headquarters, photo courtesy of Noshe
Amorepacific Headquarters
Amorepacific Headquarters, photo courtesy of Noshe
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan, photo courtesy of The Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan
Royal Academy of Arts Masterplan, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Hoxton Press
Hoxton Press, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Hoxton Press
Hoxton Press, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Hoxton Press
Hoxton Press, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Célia Uhalde
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
James-Simon-Galerie
James-Simon-Galerie, photo courtesy of Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects
Morland Mixité Capitale
Morland Mixité Capitale, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Morland Mixité Capitale
Morland Mixité Capitale, photo courtesy of Simon Menges
Procuratie Vecchie
Procuratie Vecchie, photo courtesy of Richard Davies
Procuratie Vecchie
Procuratie Vecchie, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Procuratie Vecchie
Procuratie Vecchie, photo courtesy of Alberto Parise
Procuratie Vecchie
Procuratie Vecchie, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Procuratie Vecchie
Procuratie Vecchie, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo
Procuratie Vecchie
Procuratie Vecchie, photo courtesy of Alessandra Chemollo

Ceremony Videos

Below are links to view ceremony videos for the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
These videos, featuring full-length and highlight reels, are also available by
visiting the individual Laureate sections.

 

Diébédo Francis Kéré
2022 Laureate
The Marshall Building, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal
2021 Laureates
Online Ceremony
Ceremony videos

 

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
2020 Laureates
Online Ceremony
Ceremony videos

 

Arata Isozaki
2019 Laureate
Château de Versailles, Versailles, France
Ceremony videos

 

Balkrishna Doshi
2018 Laureate
Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Ceremony videos

 

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta
2017 Laureates
State Guest House, Akasaka Palace, Tokyo, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Alejandro Aravena
2016 Laureate
United Nations Headquarters, New York, New York
Ceremony videos

 

Frei Otto
2015 Laureate
The New World Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Ceremony videos

 

Shigeru Ban
2014 Laureate
The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ceremony videos

 

Toyo Ito
2013 Laureate
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum,
Boston, Massachusetts
Ceremony videos

 

Wang Shu
2012 Laureate
The Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 
The People’s Republic of China
Ceremony videos

 

Eduardo Souto de Moura
2011 Laureate
The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, Washington D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa
2010 Laureates
Immigration Museum, Ellis Island, New York Bay
Ceremony videos

 

Peter Zumthor
2009 Laureate
Palace of the Buenos Aires City Legislature,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ceremony videos
 

Jean Nouvel
2008 Laureate
The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Richard Rogers
2007 Laureate
Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Paulo Mendes da Rocha
2006 Laureate
Dolmabahçe Palace, Istanbul, Turkey
Ceremony videos


Thom Mayne
2005 Laureate
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos


Zaha Hadid
2004 Laureate
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ceremony videos


Jørn Utzon
2003 Laureate
Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, Spain
Ceremony videos


Glenn Murcutt
2002 Laureate
Michelangelo’s Campidoglio, Rome, Italy
Ceremony videos

 

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
2001 Laureates
Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia
Ceremony videos


Rem Koolhaas
2000 Laureate
Jerusalem Archaeological Park, Israel
Ceremony videos


 
 
 
 

Norman Foster
1999 Laureate
Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany
Ceremony videos

 

Renzo Piano
1998 Laureate
The White House, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Sverre Fehn
1997 Laureate
The construction site of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Ceremony videos

 

Rafael Moneo
1996 Laureate
The construction site of the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
Ceremony videos

 

Tadao Ando
1995 Laureate
Grand Trianon and the Palace of Versailles, France
Ceremony videos

 

Christian de Portzamparc
1994 Laureate
The Commons, Columbus, Indiana
Ceremony videos

 

Fumihiko Maki
1993 Laureate
Prague Castle, Czech Republic
Ceremony videos

 

Alvaro Siza
1992 Laureate
Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos

 

Robert Venturi
1991 Laureate
Palacio de Iturbide, Mexico City, Mexico
Ceremony videos

 

Aldo Rossi
1990 Laureate
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Ceremony videos

 

Frank Gehry
1989 Laureate
Todai-ji Buddhist Temple, Nara, Japan
Ceremony videos

 

Gordon Bunshaft &
Oscar Niemeyer
1988 Laureates
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Bunshaft ceremony videos
Niemeyer ceremony videos

 

Kenzo Tange
1987 Laureate
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Ceremony videos

 

Gottfried Böhm
1986 Laureate
Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, United Kingdom
Ceremony videos

 

Hans Hollein
1985 Laureate
Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, California
Ceremony videos

 

Richard Meier
1984 Laureate
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

I.M. Pei
1983 Laureate
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Ceremony videos

 

Kevin Roche
1982 Laureate
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Ceremony videos

 

James Stirling
1981 Laureate
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Luis Barragán
1980 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

 

Philip Johnson
1979 Laureate
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.
Ceremony videos

Archive

The Pritzker Architecture Prize, founded in 1979, seeks to maintain many of the documents, images, videos, and other materials related to its history. If you have a specific query about rights and reproductions or other media-related questions, please contact Director of Communications Eunice Kim. For all other inquiries, please contact Executive Director Manuela Lucá-Dazio.

Archive - Richard Rogers
Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain, 2005, Richard Rogers