dominique perrault awarded japan's praemium imperiale laureate for architecture
 
dominique perrault awarded japan's praemium imperiale laureate for architecture
sep 10, 2015

dominique perrault awarded japan's praemium imperiale laureate for architecture

dominique perrault awarded japan’s praemium imperiale laureate for architecture
image by the japan art association/sankei shimbun

 

 

 

each year five individuals across the fields of painting, sculpture, architecture, music and theater/film are awarded the global arts prize: praemium imperiale. dominique perrault has just been announced as laureate for the architecture category. the esteemed award is given by the japan art association where the individual is chosen for their distinguishable achievements within their profession. the ceremony will be held in tokyo on october 21st where prince hitachi will award the laureate to japanese painter tadanori yokoo; german sculptor wolfgang laib; japanese classical pianist mitsuko uchida, and french ballet dancer sylvie guillem.

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french national library, paris, france, 1989-1995
image © georges fessy / dominique perrault architecture / adagp

 

 

 

the french architect is known for his diverse portfolio of seminal projects such as the velodrome and olympic swimming pool in berlin, and his renowned french national library in paris. more recently, he has designed the EWHA woman’s university in seoul. throughout his longstanding career, perrault’s principle of sympathetic construction of buildings and blending the built environment with nature has in turn, made his projects recognized for their seamless harmony with their existing context and history.

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french national library, paris, france, 1989-1995

 

 

 

‘through his built work, his projects and his thought, dominique perrault has created a unique place for himself in the world of contemporary architecture. he is young by the standards of the highest level of his profession and it is clear that dominique perrault will more and more be considered one of the outstanding figures of his generation.’ – philip jodidio, author

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olympic tennis center ,madrid, spain, 2002-2009
image © georges fessy / dominique perrault architecture

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DC towers, vienna, austria, 2004-2016
praemium imperiale laureate for architecture

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repurposing of the pavillon dufour – château de versailles ,versailles, france, 2011-2016
image © didier ghislain / dominique perrault architecture / adagp

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image © dominique perrault architecture

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noh theatre,tokamachi, japan, 2005-2006
image © dominique perrault architecture / adagp

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noh theatre,tokamachi, japan, 2005-2006
image © dominique perrault architecture / adagp

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repurposing of la poste du louvre, paris, france, 2012-2018
image © dominique perrault architecture

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repurposing of la poste du louvre, paris, france, 2012-2018
image © dominique perrault architecture

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