Wolf Prize Laureate in Architecture 1983/4
The Architecture Prize Committee decided that the Prize for 1983/4 be granted to:
“for his fundamental contribution to contemporary architecture, based on his creative spirit, solving human problems in a highly original formal language.”
Ralph Erskine is a creative and original architect who, in a long career, has evolved from one of the second generation leaders of the Modern Movement, to an architect concerned in a wide range of projects with a dialogue between the existing and the new, and the participation of the users in the creation of their habitat. The rich and varied formal expression in the body of his work shows a very personal vocabulary leading to a strong and meaningful statement.