Arata Isozaki won the 2019 Pritzker Prize. It is considered as the “Nobel Prize of architecture” award. In his 60 years of being an architect, his accomplishments include over 100 buildings in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

People can see his major works in various countries. Some of his works are Japan’s Ceramic Park Mino, Italy’s Allianz Tower, and Qatar National Convention Center. One of Isozaki’s most popular works is the Palau Sant Jordi sports facility in Barcelona, Spain that hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.The domed roof of the facility is based on Catalan vault-building method and the sloped form was inspired by Buddhist temples. Moreover, Isozaki used local materials as finishes of his creations. The Pritzker Prize has been classified as a prestigious Western award. Isozaki is the seventh Asian architect who won the award for the past ten years.