Ieoh Ming Pei is a
founding partner of I. M. Pei & Partners, since evolved to Pei Cobb Freed
& Partners, based in New York City. He was born in
He has designed
arts facilities and university buildings on the campuses of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, the
As a student, he
was awarded the MIT Traveling Fellowship, and the Wheelwright Traveling
Fellowship at Harvard. His subsequent honors' include the following: the
Brunner Award,the Medal of Honor of the New York Chapter
of the AIA, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Medal for Architecture, the Gold
Medal for Architecture of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Alpha
Rho Chi Gold Medal, la Grande Medaille d'Or of l'Academie d'Architecture
(France), and The Gold Medal of The American Institute of Architects. In 1982,
the deans of the architectural schools of the
Citation from the Pritzker Jury
He has refused to limit himself to a narrow range of architectural problems. His work over the past forty years includes not only palaces of industry, government and culture, but also moderate and low income housing. His versatility and skill in the use of materials approach the level of poetry.
His tact and patience have enabled him to draw together peoples of disparate interests and disciplines to create an harmonious environment.
It is a geat honor to be here tonight to receive the 1983 International Pritzker Architecture Prize. I take particular pleasure in thanking those who coneived the prize, those who have administered it, and the distinguished jurors who have seen fit to select me as this year's recipient.
preparation of the exhibits here, it was reassuring to observe that quite a
number of our projects actually led to finished buildings. Especially vivid in
my mind were the many social, economic, political as well as esthetic
constraints that architects have had to consider in the shaping of their work.
You may be amused to know, although it was not amusing to me at the time, that a house I designed for a friend in
Only in this way can we develop and refine an architectural language, responsive to today's values and allow for a variety of expressions in both style and substance. How else can we hope to build a coherent physical environment for our cities, towns and neighborhoods?
The chase for the new, from the singular perspective of style, has too often resulted in only the arbitrariness of whim, the disorder of caprice. It is easy to say that the art of architecture is everything, but how difficult it is to introduce the conscious intervention of an artistic imagination without straying from the context of life.
It is this fragility, this preciousness, that elevates and distinguishes this art form. It is this enfolding context that challenges us to transform planning and building opportuniites into the exalted realm of architecture. Architects by design investigate the play of volumes in light, explore the mysteries of movement in space, examine the measure that is scale and proportion, and above all, they search for that special quality that is the spirit of the place as no building exists alone.
The practice of architecture is a collective enterprise, with many individuals of various disciplines and talents working closely together. And from the commissioning to the completion of a project, there are also the many individuals for whom architects work, whose contribution to quality is frequently as crucial as that of the architect. So I accept this prize for all who have worked with me in this unique undertaking. Let us all be attentive to new ideas, to advancing means, to dawning needs, to impetuses of change so that we may achieve, beyond architectural originality, a harmony of spirit in the service of man.
Ultimele referate adaugate
- Opere romantice - autori si opere reprezentative Gioacchino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner
- Mihai beniuc - „poezii"
- Mihai eminescu - student la berlin
- Mircea Eliade - Mioara Nazdravana (mioriţa)
- Chirita in provintie de Vasile Alecsandri -expunerea subiectului
- Dragoste de viata de Jack London
|Ion Luca Caragiale
- Triumful talentului… (reproducere) de Ion Luca Caragiale
- Fantasticul in proza lui Mircea Eliade - La tiganci
- „Personalitate creatoare” si „figura a spiritului creator” eminescian