- In 2012 Wang Shu became the first Chinese citizen to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize
- The 48-year-old's practice is based in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province
- Pritzker Prize is an annual $100,000 award that honors a living architect
- Wang spent 10 years working with Chinese craftsmen to perfect his art
Wang Shu became the first Chinese architect to be awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize earlier this year. The 48-year-old founded his practice, Amateur Architecture Studio, in 1997 in Hangzhou with his wife, Lu Wenyu. His buildings include Ningbo History Museum and the Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy of Art.
Hangzhou, China (CNN)Now in modern China all the constructions have become modern, everywhere is concrete and concrete in China means cheap.