Collection by Allie Weiss

Frei Otto Wins 2015 Pritzker Prize Posthumously


The late German architect, who passed away the day before the announcement, was just awarded the 2015 Pritzker Prize.

Otto is well known for the steel and glass canopies that he designed for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Another view of the lightweight canopies.
A pedestrian footbridge in Germany built by Otto in 2003.
A garden pavilion in Germany.
Otto is regarded for his soaring structural forms, from tents to trellises.