Reputations : Frei Otto

© Niklas Coskan

© Niklas Coskan

Frei Otto left the world in a way that few of us can ever hope to better. At 89 years old he was awarded the Pritzker Prize, and after telling the jury ‘you have here a happy man’, he died a few days later, on 9 March. He’d added: ‘I will use what time is left to me to keep doing what I have been doing, which is to help humanity’. This is both endearingly silly, and a sign that Otto was of an era when anything – even designers saving the world – seemed possible.

Full article at the Architectural Review