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Peter Rich wins World Building of the Year award

In 2009, architect Peter Rich won the World Building of the Year award for his Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, a building on the site of an ancient civilization which is also designed to highlight the fragility of the environment. 

The World Architecture Festival awards jury praised the project as the most architecturally and psychologically powerful nomination. Chaired by Rafael Viñoly, this year’s international jury included Kengo Kuma, Farshid Moussavi, Suha Ozkan and Tim Macfarlane.

The way in which the project related to the land and made graceful virtues of the challenging issues of sustainability, politics and social improvement made it a highly deserving winner.

Last Updated: June 10, 2009
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Barcelona, Spain
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