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Interview with Thom Mayne

Morphosis

Alessandra Orlandoni - A year ago you received the Pritzker Prize, the most prestigious accolade for an architect, and for unflinching commitment to research and innovation in architecture. The ceremony was held in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion designed by Frank Gehry. The last American architect to win the award was Robert Venturi, whose theories inspired by Las Vegas still impact architecture today. What has this prize meant to you?
Thom Mayne - You’ve got the speech I gave on accepting the award, right? It’s got everything I believe was important to say.

(from page 3) “...To me, the city is the most profound creation of humanity, continuously changing, evolving, mysterious and therefore in important ways unknowable. In its lack of fixity, in the unthinkable number of its random interactions, exchanges, encounters, in the sheer magnitude of the...

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