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Li presents award for architecture

By Han Bingbin | China Daily | Updated: 2012-05-26 07:50

Three months after Chinese architect Wang Shu was named the country's first Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, he formally received the award from Vice-Premier Li Keqiang on Friday at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

It was the first time that the award, often referred to as "architecture's Nobel Prize", was presented in China. Every year, usually in May, the presentation ceremony moves around the world to pay homage to the architecture of other times or to works by previous laureates of the prize. Two years ago, Beijing was chosen as the site for this year's ceremony.

The selection of Beijing is a sign of the international approval Chinese architecture has won, Li said.

Li presents award for architecture

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