the Famous, the Pritzker prize, among other things, with the design of the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris. was Pei created also, for example, in Germany, in professional circles, much-publicized cultivation for the German Historical Museum in Berlin with a spiral staircase made of glass and steel.
Pei was on 26. April 1917 in the Chinese Canton born. In 1935, he went to the architecture degree in the United States. After graduating from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology he studied at Harvard, the Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.
in 1955 Pei established his own architecture office. He also designed the library for the assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Boston, the extension to the national gallery in Washington, the 72-storey skyscraper, the Bank of China in Hong Kong and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Pei was full of classical Modernism, many of his designs are based on simple geometric shapes such as triangles, Cubes and pyramids. Pei has been awarded with numerous international awards. In 1983, he received the Pritzker prize, which is also referred to as the Nobel prize for architecture.
Active Pei was (at least as a big clock, its Executive architect) to the end. Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the Charles Darwin Centre in Australia, a number of buildings in India – Pei, tired, and new ideas and projects seemed hardly to be weary of. The Pritzker Jury acknowledged this in 1983, and wrote: “His versatility, and Can be the material use to the level of poetry approach.”
Perhaps the Peis indicates, however, especially in the construction, meant to him personally: the Miho Museum near Kyoto in Japan. The spectacular plant with Tunnel entrance, and high glass roofs he has set in the midst of the Japanese hills. “ArchDaily”-founder and critic David Basulto wrote: “By its insertion in the environment and its ‘architectural Promenade’ created the Museum, a series of distinctive experiences and moments, to make a synthesis of what should be the architecture.”