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Pritzker Architecture Prize 2016, at the UN in New York

Every year, the Pritzker Prize, considered the ¨Nobel of Architecture¨, holds its award ceremony at a culturally significant venue. This year, and hosted by the Sustainable Development Goals Fund, the words of Alejandro Aravena of Chile, Priktzer Laureate 2016, resonated at the UN headquarters in New York last April 4. His built work “gives economic opportunity to the less privileged, mitigates the effects of natural disasters, reduces energy consumption, and provides welcoming public space. Innovative and inspiring, he shows how architecture at its best can improve people’s lives”, said Tom Pritzker, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation which sponsors the prize. In a video message, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised Alejandro Aravena’s work for making cities safer and more inclusive. Watch Alejandro Aravena’s speech

Pritzker Laureate Alejandro Aravena Ceremony Speech at the UN headquarters