Fry Otto won the architecture section for his contributions to the development of world architecture since the 1950s. He successfully applies the results of his scientific research in architectural design, creating light and durable membrane-type structures. So, to calculate the ideal bending of the surface of structures made of a system of cables and membranes, Otto carried out experiments with soap bubbles. As a result, structures appeared, created in harmony with nature.
Frei Otto is currently working on a large-scale project for a mobile housing estate in Northern Germany, and is also writing a book summarizing his creative activities.
The Praemium Imperiale, called the Nobel Prize for the Arts, has been awarded annually since the late 1980s by the Japan Arts Association and is worth 15 million yen (over 100,000 euros). Maya Plisetskaya (theater / cinema nomination), Christian Boltanski (sculpture), Steve Reich (music), Kusama Yayoi (painting) also became laureates this year.