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Born: August 12, 1945

Nationality: French

Masterpieces: Torre Agbar, Philhamonie de Paris, The Guthrie Theatre

Website: www.jeannouvel.fr


Jean Nouvel was born in 1945 at Fumel, a village in the South West of France. His parents encouraged Nouvel to study mathematics and language, but when he was 16 years old he was captivated by art when a teacher taught him drawing. Although his later said he thought that his parents were guiding him to pursue a career in education or engineering, the family reached a compromise that he could study architecture which they thought was less risky than art.

In 1975, he opened his own office and participated in several competitions.

Nowadays the French is a notable name in the world of architecture.

Nouvel was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2008, architecture's highest honour, in 2008, for his work on more than 200 projects. One of his most natable works are listed below.

Notable work:

1987 - Paris, France Arab World Institute (Cultural / Museum)

2000 - Lucerne, Switzerland Culture and Convention Center

2003 - Barcelona, Spain Torre Agbar (Office)

2006 - Minneapolis, Minnesota Guthrie Theater

2008 - 40 Mercer Street Residences - New York City, U.S.

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