Award Name : Pritzker Architecture Prize
Year of Award : 2012
Award for : Architecture
Location : Hangzhou, Zhejiang Sheng, China
Wang Shu (born 4 November 1963) is a Chinese architect based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He is the dean of the School of Architecture of the China Academy of Art. With his practice partner and wife Lu Wenyu, they founded the firm Amateur Architecture Studio. In 2012, Wang became the first Chinese citizen to win the Pritzker Prize, the world's top prize in architecture.There is some controversy since the Pritzker committee did not also award his architectural partner, Lu Wenyu, despite their many years of collaboration together.