Architecture's Peace Prize

As you may know, MMA, the South African architectural firm whose ingenious, yet simple design re-envisions low-income housing for a Cape Town shantytown, was named the winner of the inaugural Curry Stone Design Prize. The firm's acceptance speech is online.

This news contrasts the Curry Stone Prize, which annually offers $100,000 to the best in humanitarian design, with the Pritzker Prize. If the Pritzker Prize is architecture's "Nobel," then the Curry Stone award is its "Peace Prize." Luyanda Mpahlwa accepts the award below.