I believe that the time has come for us to take back our closeness to nature, to open our humdrum city grids to nature’s abundance, and to rebuild a more vibrant and human environment. I urge all of us architects to work together to send out a new message to the next century, one that is as bright and full of hope as the one transmitted by our predecessors a century ago. In order for this to happen, we architects must transform ourselves. Let us not fixate on minor differences, but rather work together to find a message for the next generation that we can all share.
—  Toyo Ito - Prtizker Prize Acceptance Speech, May 29th, 2013

This year the winner of the Pritzker Prize is shigeru Ban. This japanese arquitect has alredy 30 years of career. His work has excelled because of the use of local and sometimes reusable material. Some of his projects are made out of cardboard, paper and local wood. He has been one of the first arquitects to worry about the enviroment and to lower the costs of the spaces.

Denise Scott Brown will not receive a retroactive Pritzker Prize, said the chair of the award jury, Lord Peter Palumbo, in a letter to the two Harvard Graduate students behind a petition to have her honored alongside her husband and partner, Robert Venturi, who won the prize in 1991.