Wallpaper magazine focusing on architecture, interior, fashion, design and travel announced its annual Wallpaper* Design Awards winners. For the seventh year in a row they select people, places and things that have made our year that extra bit special.You can check out the winners here.
In the architecture department Jean Nouvel stood out in the public building category with the Copenhagen Concert Hall.
Jean Nouvel is a well known French architect. Nouvel studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions for his work over the course of his career, among them the Pritzker Prize in 2008. He is now, at 62, widely accepted, getting challenging commissions all over the world.
Arab World Institute, Paris, 1981-1987
Torre Agbar, Barcelona, 1999-2005
Louvre Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, 2007-2012
La Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, 2007
Every Jean Nouvel building tells a story. You can look at the whole volumn of his work here. Typically, architects begin the design process with a sketch pad or scale models, but Nouvel starts with an idea he can express in words. “Everyone is a product of his epoch,” he has said. “For me, I was born in France after the war; I was in the milieu of Structuralist thinkers. If I don’t have a good analysis of something, I am lost.”