Pritzker Prize-winning German architect Gottfried Böhm dies at 101

Gottfried Böhm, the son of a celebrated composer and designer of expressionist churches who went on to secure his own indelible and internationally recognized architectural legacy, died on June 9 at the age of 101. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

In 1986, Böhm became the first German architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize. To date, he is only one of two Germans to be named Pritzker laureates alongside the late Frei Otto, who died just days before his respective award was to be officially announced in March 2015.

As author and journalist Brendan Gill, serving as secretary to the 1986 Pritzker Prize jury, remarked in the announcement

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