Juhani Pallasmaa

Theoriepreis: J. Pallasmaa©Adolfo Vera

Prize winner

Pallasmaa’s career – now spanning over nearly six decades – encompasses the full spectrum of building, teaching, writing, editing, lecturing and curating. The true fruit of Pallasmaa’s prodigious life-work lies patently in his thinking about architecture: that is, in his prolific and continuously evolving writing, as well as in his teaching of the discipline. Not surprisingly, Pallasmaa takes a clear stance with regard to moral imperatives in our discipline, considering the responsible rôle that architecture plays in its conditioning of lives.