By refusing to be patient and reward Hadid once she had more buildings on the ground, the Pritzker jury has created at least the appearance of affirmative action--and diminished the value of the award, both for future recipients and for Hadid herself.Ouch. He claims they actually awarded the 53-year-old Baghdad-born architect for her avant garde ideas and not for her work, since "traditionally, Pritzker winners need to have at least ten buildings completed" to be considered for the award.
Thursday, March 25, 2004
On the other hand . . .
The New Republic's Clay Risen claims the following about the Zaha Hadid award: