The architect Frank Gehry wins the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts

The American architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes).
The American architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes). The American, born in Toronto, Canada in 1929, and who resides in the United States, has therefore become the sixth architect to win the prize after Rafael Moneo, Óscar Niemeyer, Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, Santiago Calatrava and Norman Foster.  Based in the United States, where he has done most of his work, his studio is in Los Angeles, the city where he designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall. In Spain, as well as the Bilbao Museum, he designed the Marqués de Riscal Vineyard Hotel in Elciego, Álava. Its buildings, which incorporate new and original architectural forms, are characterised by their use of cheap and unusual materials.
 
 
 
 
The prize for the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, along with the other seven prizes that the Prince of Asturias Foundation (Fundación Príncipe de Asturias) awards annually, is a sculpture by Joan Miró, 50,000 euros in cash, a certificate and a badge. The prizes will be awarded next October in the Campoamor Theatre in Oviedo.