Chinese architect Wang Shu has won this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize, becoming the first Chinese citizen to receive the prize. Mr Wang is recognised for museums, libraries and other structures of his design across China.
His work was commended for being aesthetically striking and environmentally sustainable, at a time of fast-paced urbanisation in China.
He will be awarded $100,000 (£63,000) at a ceremony in Beijing in May.
Past winners include Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano and Eduardo Souto de Moura.