The 2016 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize will be announced on January 13 at 10 a.m., EST.
The prize is meant to “honor a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualities of talent, vision, and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture,” according to the Pritzker Architecture Prize’s website.
The prize has been awarded annually since 1979. Winners receive $100,000, a bronze medallion, and the satisfaction that comes with winning one of architecture’s highest honors.
Frei Otto won the award in 2015, shortly before his death. Otto is known for his lightweight, natural constructions, including the Aviary at Munich Zoo, the Japan Pavilion Expo 2000 in Hannover, Germany, and roofs for the Mannheim Multihalle and the Olympic Stadium in Munich.
Previous laureates include Jean Nouvel (2008), Zaha Hadid (2004), Renzo Piano (1998), Frank Gehry (1989), and I.M. Pei (1983).