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Tag: World Building of the Year

  • Saturday, March 7th 2020 - 06:23 UTC

    Irish women duo awarded architecture's most prestigious prize

    In 2008, Farrell and McNamara's celebrated Grafton Building at Milan's Bocconi University was named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona, a prize that thrust them

    Dublin-based Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were awarded the Pritzker Prize, the first time a female duo has scooped architecture's most prestigious award. They gained international fame for their blocky, brutalism-inspired structures, which prioritize human interaction by pairing heavy materials like stark concrete with lookout points, meeting places, and spots to loiter.