Chinese architect Zhang Ke wins 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal
2017-09-13 14:14:00

Finland's Alvar Aalto Foundation announced on Tuesday thatChinese architect Zhang Ke had won the 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal,one of the most prestigious architecture prizes in the world.

The medal was joint issued by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Architectural Society, the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and the City of Helsinki.

This year's prize was only the 13th time the award has been given and it took place at a jubilee seminar to mark its 50th anniversary. This year, the focus of the event was on promising young architects.

The foundation said, "Zhang Ke prefers to use local building materials and techniques, and he favors recycling over demolishing." The medalist impressed the jury with his sustainable architecture.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram