Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Nouvel scoops Praemium Imperiale - and £90,000

  • Comment

Jean Nouvel became significantly richer last week when he won the 13th Praemium Imperiale award and pocketed £90,000 in the process.

Nouvel follows Lord Rogers, last year's Laureate, and was recognised for the 'clarity and elegance' which characterises his work. 'Nouvel has created a stylish language separate from that of Modernism and Post-Modernism, and buildings that go beyond cultural constraints, ' said the Japan Art Association.

'He places great importance on harmonising a building with its site and surroundings. Another theme unifying all of his projects is the beautiful interplay of transparency, opacity, shadow, and light.'

Nouvel, who also won the RIBA's Royal Gold Medal this May, is best known for buildings such as the Arab World Institute in Paris. He specialises in using materials such as aluminium, glass, stainless steel and concrete, but 'adopts a softer, perhaps more poetic approach than his British colleagues'.

Current projects include a new headquarters overlooking Tokyo Bay for Dentsu Corporation.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs