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Balkrishna Doshi

Balkrishna Doshi (°Pune, August 26, 1927) is an Indian architect who won the Pritzker Prize in 2018.

Doshi began studying architecture at the Sir J. J. College of Architecture in Mumbai in 1947. Not long after, he took the boat to France to work for Le Corbusier on his urban development projects in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. In 1954 he returned to India, where he oversaw some of Le Corbusier’s projects in Ahmedabad in construction. Doshi started his own agency Vastushilpa in 1956, which specialized in combining Brutalism with Indian architecture.

Doshi he founded an architecture institute in 1962, together with Louis Kahn. Between 1966 and 2012 he was professor of architecture at the architecture school in Ahmedabad. In 2018 he won the Pritzker Prize, the highest prize in architecture.