Andrea Branzi Rolf Schock Prize 2018 in Visual Arts

The Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts 2018 is awarded to Andrea Branzi


" for his long and significant involvement in the discussion about cities, architecture and design. As architect, thinker, writer and philosopher, he is one of principal movers behind radical Italian design and how it was formulated after Modernism. Through Archizoom Associati, of which he was one of the co-founders in 1966, he has made a considerable contribution to articulating architecture as critique and theory. The No-Stop City project and concepts such as anti-design continue to play a central role in the context of contemporary architecture and design – today perhaps even more so than when they were originally formulated."


he Rolf Schock Prizes were established and endowed by bequest of philosopher and artist Rolf Schock (1933–1986). The prizes were first awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1993, and since 2005 are awarded every three years. Rolf Schock Prize in Visual Arts  is assigned by the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts.


Previous laureates: Rafael Moneo, Claes Oldemburg, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Giuseppe Penone, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, Doris Salcedo.