Munich 1972; Frei Otto awarded Pritzker Prize a day after his death

Olympic Stadium Munich - Frei Otto
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“Frei stands for Freedom, as free and as liberating as a bird in flight, swooping and soaring in elegant and joyful arcs, unrestrained by the dogma of the past, and as compelling in its economy of line and in the improbability of its engineering as it is possible to imagine, giving the marriage of form and function the invisibility of the air we breathe, and the beauty we see in Nature.”

Lord Peter Palumbo (Chair of the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize)
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