Jean Nouvel takes this year’s Pritkzer Prize!

My National Public Radio story on this links here.

Creator of

The Arab World Institute in Paris

The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis

40 Mercer Street in New York’s SoHo
And more than 200 other good buildings around the world.

Projected are a new Philharmonic Hall for Paris:


and a nice video rendering of the inside of the concert hall:

He’s also designed a 75 story bent needle shaped tower for New York, next to MoMA:


a tall thin glass residential high-rise for Century City Los Angeles which all the way could look like this:

and a branch of the Louvre in Abu Dhabi:

“Oh finally, finally, I’m very happy he finally made it. It was a complete injustice for him not to receive it.”
-Jean-Louis Cohen
Architecture Historian
Institute of Fine Arts
New York University
A student with Nouvel in Paris in the rebellious days of ’68.

Nouvel says he took from the days of 1968 that all things are possible.

To close, the infamous “Separated at Birth” with “Dr. Evil”


Felicitations, congratulations to the firm, Ateliers Jean Nouvel.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize website links here.

L.A. rendering via Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Philharmonic Hall photo: Gaston Septet

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