Schelling Architecture Prize 2012
„Das Team aus Ecuador überzeugt durch poetische Deutung der konstruktiven Grundlagen des Bauens.“
Al Borde (Malu Borja, David Barragán, Esteban Benavides, Pascual Gangotena) – a four member team that was represented by David Barragàn and Pascual Gangotena – were recognized for the deftness with which they have been able to enthuse and actively involve people in the process of building, despite all difficulties. Awarding the prize to Ecuador is coupled with the hope that the spark by which participation is generated as result from enthusiasm and not from protest might be transferred to other cultural and economic circles.
Schelling Architectural Theory Prize 2012
„His theoretical range encompasses a vastness that no other prominent thinker in architecture has yet achieved.“
The British-American architect and historian Kenneth Frampton is honored for his fundamental studies on tectonics and the architectonic large-scale form as predominant elements of urban landscapes. His theoretical range encompasses a vastness that no other prominent thinker in architecture has yet achieved. In addition, he will be honored for his accurate studies in which he has been analyzing current construction processes as well as the history of modern architecture since the early 19th century.