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03/31/08
2008 Pritzker Award
Filed under: moving forward
Posted by: rachel @ 3:12 pm

Today is an important day in Architecture.  Groundbreaking French architect, Jean Nouvel, has won the Pritzker Prize.  The prize, awarded annually to a living architect by a jury, is chosen by the Hyatt Foundation.  Every single one of Nouvel’s buildings is unique.  He is not recognized by a particular style, but by the innovation he brings to each project.   In an article by New York Times he states, “Every time I try to find what I call the missing piece of the puzzle, the right building in the right place,” Having said that, he does not design buildings merely resemble the surroundings. “Generally, when you say context, people think you want to copy the buildings around, but often context is contrast,” he said.“The wind, the color of the sky, the trees around — the building is not done only to be the most beautiful,” he said. “It’s done to give advantage to the surroundings. It’s a dialogue.”

Jean Nouvel, Pritzker Prize, 40 Mercier, LED, awards, architecture, Institut du Monde Arabe, Quai Branley Museum, Paris, France architecture, french architecture, nouvel2.jpg

du Monde Arabe/Arab World Institute, interior

Jean Nouvel, Pritzker Prize, 40 Mercier, LED, awards, architecture, Institut du Monde Arabe, Quai Branley Museum, Paris, France architecture, french architecture, nouvel8.jpg

Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jean Nouvel, Pritzker Prize, 40 Mercier, LED, awards, architecture, Institut du Monde Arabe, Quai Branley Museum, Paris, France architecture, french architecture, nouvel3.jpg

du quai Branly/Quai Branley Museum - Paris, France

paris.nouvel.1.jpg

paris.nouvel.2.jpg

La Philharmonie de Paris

Images: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/31/jean-nouvel-named-2008-pritzker-architecture-laureate/

and kwc.org/…/la_philharmonie_de_paris_desig.html

One Response to “2008 Pritzker Award”

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