The 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture has been awarded to Moshe Safdie for his significant contribution to architecture within Israel and worldwide. The Prize was founded by Ricardo Wolf, a philanthropist and former Cuban Ambassador to Israel, and presented by Israel’s president. It is one of Israel’s most prestigious international awards.
Safdie’s exemplary work includes the design of Yad Vashem, the impressive Terminal 3 of Ben Gurrion Airport, the city of Modi'in, the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, and the Mamila complex in Jerusalem. He also designed the marina in Singapore and the municipal library in Vancouver, along with numerous other overseas projects.
Safdie is also the designer of the Israel Antiquities Authority’s (IAA) new headquarters in Jerusalem, the National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel. Safdie said the National Campus “is a contemporary building, yet it tries to relate to the Heritage of Jerusalem.” The IAA is honored to oversee the construction of one of Safdie’s architectural masterpieces.
Congratulations, Moshe Safdie!