Aravena named as “creative genius” of 2016

Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena has been selected as one of “28 creative geniuses who defined culture in 2016” by the New York Times.

The list also  includes personalities such as First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, singer Lady Gaga, photographer William Eggleston and designer Junya Watanabe.

Aravena achieved spectacular success this year, being awarded the Pritzker Prize in January and acting as director of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale which opened in May.

He is one of three architects selected by the publication alongside the duo of European Postmodernism Trix and Robert Haussmann.