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Kiến trúc sư thiết kế tòa nhà biểu tượng Hồng Kông qua đời ở tuổi 102

Tin nóng -Kiến trúc sư từng đoạt giải Pritzker vừa mới qua đời ở độ tuổi 102 vào ngày 16-05. Công ty của ông Pei Cobb Freed & Partners và người con trai Li Chung Pei xác nhận điều này.


KTS Pei theo trường phái hiện đại với các công trình mang hình khối mạnh mẽ và chính xác, mà trong đó nổi bật nhất có thể đến là tòa tháp văn phòng ngân hàng Trung hoa mang biểu tượng của Hồng Kông



Hãy cùng nhìn lại những công trình mang tính biểu tượng mà ông đã để lại cho thế giới














Ngoài việc thiết kế các công trình kiến trúc ra, ông còn để lại dấu ấn trong một số dự án quy hoạch nữa. Trong đó có thể kể đến là vịnh Marina Bay của Singapore. Kts Pei và Kenzo Tange cùng phát triển đò án quy hoạch tổng thẻ Marina Bay vào năm 1983



Kính cẩn nghêng mình trước kahr năng lao động sáng tạo không biết mệt mởi trong suốt cuộc đời của kiến trúc sư Pei



Pei is known for a bold modernist style that experimented with strict geometries and shapes, and a portfolio that comprises museums, libraries and civic centres.

His most significant buildings include the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, the glass-and-steel pyramid at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and the Kennedy Library in Boston.

Hong Kong's Bank of China Tower, China's Suzhou Museum, Japan's Miho Museum and America's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are among his other celebrated projects.

Pei's death marks "the end of an architectural era"

Pei received a number prestigious accolades during his career, including the AIA Gold Medal in 1979, the Pritzker Prize in 1983, the first Praemium Imperiale for Architecture in 1989, and RIBA's Royal Gold Medal for architecture in 2010.

He is also highly regarded among members of the architecture community. Writer, author and critic Paul Goldberger has described his death as "The end of an architectural era" on Twitter.

"A sad moment, but a career – and a life – worthy of celebration," he added.

In 2010, architect David Adjaye listed Pei as one of his role models.

"When I began my studies in architecture, IM Pei was already a giant in the canon of greats," said Adjaye.

"His work seemed effortlessly capable of creating extraordinary clarity out of complex and conflicting demands."

Pei studied under Bauhaus masters

Ieoh Ming Pei was born on 26 April 1917 in Guangzhou, China. He moved to the US to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1935.

Pei then undertook an engineering course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before studying at Harvard's Graduate School of Design – where he had former Bauhaus masters Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer as his tutors.

He began his professional career working for American real-estate magnate William Zeckendorf from 1948.

Pei founded his New York-based architecture firm in 1955 with Henry N Cobb and Eason H Leonard. The practice had several name changes, before becoming Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in 1989. Pei retired from practising full-time a year later, but continued to consult on many projects.

IM Pei died age 102 on 16 May. His death has been confirmed by his practice Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. His son, Li Chung Pei, told The New York Times that his father had passed away overnight. full-width

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