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Architect Frei Otto awarded Pritzker Prize a day after his death
Architect Frei Otto awarded Pritzker Prize a day after his death

Frei Otto, the German architect and engineer best known for his tent-like structures for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, has been posthumously named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in architecture. Otto died Monday in Germany at age 89, according to Edward Lifson, a Pritzker spokesman. He would have turned 90 on May 31. "The lessons of his pioneering work in the field of lightweight structures that are adaptable, changeable and carefully use limited resources are as relevant today as when they were first proposed over 60 years ago," the jury citation said. "He has embraced a definition of architect to include researcher, inventor,...

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