Jean Nouvel


Jean Nouvel, born august 12, 1945 in Fumel - France.
Architect - Urban Planner

Equerre d'argent in 1987 for the Institut du Monde Arabe and in 1993 for the Opéra de Lyon, Commandeur dans l'ordre des arts et des lettres, Leone d´Oro from the Venice Biennale in 2000, Gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001, Premio Borromini for the Centre de Culture et de Congrès de Lucerne in 2001, Praemium Imperiale in 2001, Wolf Prix in 2005, Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize for architecture and International Highrise Award for the Agbar Tower in 2006.

Some of his most important projects include the Arab World Institute, the Opera House in Lyon, the Conference Center in Tours, the Cartier Foundation, the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin, the Cultural and Congress Center in Lucerne, The Hotel in Lucerne, the Andel building in Prague, the Cité Judiciaire in Nantes, the rehabilitation of a gasometer into housing in Vienna, the Dentsu Tower in Tokyo, the Technology Center in Wismar, the Gallo-Roman Museum in Périgueux, the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, the Reina Sofia Museum expansion in Madrid, the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis…
The main sites and projects now under way are: the City Metropolitana project in Barcelona, the headquarters of Richemont company in Geneva, the Concert Hall in Copenhagen, a library in Cyprus, the Centre de la Mer and the aquatic complex in Le Havre, the City Hall in Montpellier, an office building in London, two residential buildings in New York, a tower comprising retail space, offices and a hotel in Vienna, the Théâtre de l’Archipel in Perpignan, residential buildings in Ibiza, a hotel in Barcelona, an office tower in Marseille.

As a designer Jean Nouvel has created, among other objects, the Less line for Unifor in 1994, the 1=2 table for Zeritalia in 1999, the Graduate bookcase for Molteni in 2003, a coffee set for Alessi, a cutlery set for Georg Jensen in 2004, a set of faucets for Jado in 2006. He also conceived and created the interior decoration and furnishing for The Hotel in Lucerne in 1998, for two stories at the Puerta America hotel in Madrid in 2005, for the Les Ombres restaurant at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris in 2006.
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