|Born||1945; Fumel, Lot-et-Garonne, France|
|Education||École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts, Paris, France|
|Firms||Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Paris, France|
|At Great Buildings||http://www.GreatBuildings.com/architects/Jean_Nouvel.html|
Selected Works of Note
- Fondation Cartier, at Paris, France.
- L'Institut du Monde Arabe, at Paris, France, 1987 to 1988. * 3D Model * at GreatBuildings
- Némausus Public Housing, at Nimes, France, 1981 to 1987. at ArchitectureWeek
- Torre Agbar, at Barcelona, Spain, 2006. at ArchitectureWeek
- Guthrie Theater, at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Favorably reviewed in an article in the Wall Street Journal, dated December 19, 2006, by Ada Louise Huxtable.
Completed Projects in Chronological Order
- Plateau Beaubourg, Paris, France, 1971
- Baillais, Paris, France, 1972
- Delbigot Residence, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France, 1973
- Kindergarten School, Trélissac, France, 1974
- Delanghe Residence, Périgueux, France, 1974
- Trocadero Library, Paris, France, 1976
- Dick Residence, Troyes, France, 1978
- Devoldere Residence, Troyes, France, 1979
- Val-Notre-Dame Clinic, Bezons, France, 1979
- Collège Anne Frank, Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, 1980
- Péniche Club de Presse Renault, Paris, France, 1982
- SEA Center, Kerjouanno, France, 1982
- Yves Dauge Offices, Paris, France, 1983
- Municipal Theater, Belfort, France, 1984
- Les Godets, Antony, Hauts-de-Seine, 1984
- Sport Center, Nimes, France, 1986
- Housing, Saint-Ouen, France, 1987
- Némausus Public Housing, 1987
- Dhuoda, Nimes, France, 1987
- Gymnase du Luzard, Marne-la-Vallee, France, 1986
- La Coupole, Combs-la-Ville, France, 1987
- L'Institut du Monde Arabe, at Paris, France, 1987 to 1988
- Onyx, Saint-Herblain, France, 1988
- Hit Parade, Paris, France, 1988
- Galleries Bailly, Paris, France, 1988
- Bailly Apartments, Paris, France, 1989
- ADP Offices, Paris, France, 1989
- INIST, Nancy, France, 1989
- Hotel Saint-James, Bouliac, France, 1989
- Interdica, Freiburg, Germany, 1990
- Pierre et Vacances, Cap d'Ail, France, 1991
- Poulain, Blois, France, 1991
- Bus Terminal, Tours, France, 1992
- CLMBBDO, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 1992
- Perception, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France, 1992
- Hotel des Thermes, Dax, France, 1992
- Parking, Tours, France, 1993
- Tourism Office, Tours, France, 1993
- Housing, Tours, France, 1993
- Conference Center, Tours, France, 1993
- Cartier CTL, Saint-Imier, Switzerland, 1993
- Vésunna Gallo-Roman Museum, Périgueux, France, 1993
- Lyon Opera, Lyon, France, 1993
- ZAC Parmentier, Bezons, France, 1993
- Fondation Cartier, at Paris, France, 1994
- Pole de LanaudGenoscope, Boisseuil, France, 1994
- Social Center, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France, 1994
- Eurallille, Lille, France, 1995
- Galeries Lafayette, Berlin, Germany, 1995
- Dentsu Tower, Tokyo, Japan, 1998
- Musée de la Publicité, Paris, France, 1998
- Technology Center, Wismar, Germany, 1999
- Schutzenberger Brewery, Strasbourg, France, 1999
- Foundation Cognac-Jay, Rueil-Malmaison, France, 1999
- Interunfall, Bregenz, Austria, 1999
- Palais de Justice, Nantes, France, 2000
- Science Park, Mons, Belgium, 2000
- Reconstruction of The Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2000
- Cultural and Congress Center, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2000
- Gasometer, Vienna, Austria, 2001
- Andel, Prague, Czech Republic, 2001
- KölnTurm, Cologne, Germany, 2001
- Monolith of Expo.02, Murten, Switzerland, 2002
- Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain, 2003.
- Torre Agbar, at Barcelona, Spain, 2003
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, 2005
- Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France, 2006
- Guthrie Theater, at Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006
- 40 Mercer Street, New York, New York, 2001 to 2007.
- 100 11th Ave, New York, New York, 2005 to .
- Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2007 to .
- Philharmonic Hall, Paris, France, 2007 to .
- Tour de Verre, New York, New York, 2007 to .
- Century City Tower, Los Angeles, California, 2009
Jean Nouvel was born in 1945 at Fumel, a village in the South West of France. He worked with an architectural firm while attending school. In 1975, he opened his own office and participated in several competitions.
Since he opened his office, Nouvel has worked to create a stylistic language separate from that of modernism and post-modernism. Rejecting the strict obedience to Le Corbusier that had stifled much of modern architecture, Nouvel initiates each project with his mind cleared of any preconceived ideas. Although he may borrow from traditional forms, he creates a building that stretches beyond traditional constraints.
Nouvel places enormous importance on designing a building harmonious with its site and surroundings. Although Nouvel relies on context to generate his designs, a certain continuum occurs from one design to the next. Within nearly all of his designs, Nouvel consistently presents an interplay of transparency, shadow, and light.
In 1981 Jean Nouvel won the competition for a series of "great projects" requested by Francois Mitterrand, the French President. In 1987 he was awarded the "Grand Prix d'Architecture" for his whole body of work and the "Equerre d'Argent" for his design work on minimalist pieces of furniture.
Recipient of the Japan Art Association's Praemium Imperiale , 2001
Related Content from Wikipedia
- "Jean Nouvel Pritzker Prize," by Kevin Matthews, ArchitectureWeek no. 374, 2008.0402, pN1.1.
- "Nouvel's Torre Agbar," by Katharine Logan, ArchitectureWeek No. 300, 2006.0823, pD1.1.
- Goulet, Patrice. Works of Jean Nouvel: special feature. A + U Vol no. 214, p147-134 July '88.
- Pritzker Architecture Prize 2008 voor Jean Nouvel - Archined,2008.0331
- French Architect Wins Pritzker Prize - New York Times,2008.0331
- Guthrie Theater architect Nouvel wins Pritzker Prize - Chicago Tribune, 2008.0331
- Pritzker architecture prize goes to Jean Nouvel of France - Christian Science Monitor,2008.0402