Agence Dominique Perrault
Leading figure in French architecture, Dominique Perrault gained international recognition after winning the competition for the National French Library in 1989 at the age of 36. This project marked the starting point of many other public and private commissions abroad, such as The Velodrome and Olympic swimming pool of Berlin, the extension of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the Olympic Tennis Centre in Madrid, the campus of Ewha’s University in Seoul, and the Fukoku Tower in Osaka, Japan.
In 2014, he delivers the DC Tower in Vienna, the tallest tower in Austria, an icon of the new business district, as well as the Grand Theatre in Albi, France. In 2016, Dominique Perrault completes three major rehabilitation and extension projects, including the Pont de Sèvres Towers – Citylights in Western Paris, the new mechanicals hall of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as well as the Dufour Pavilion, new entrance of the Château de Versailles. Ongoing projects include the Longchamp Racecourse and the Poste du Louvre in Paris.
Dominique Perrault received many prestigious prizes and awards, including the “Grande Médaille d’or d’Architecture“ from the Académie d’Architecture in 2010, the Mies van der Rohe prize, the French national Grand Prize for Architecture, the Equerre d’Argent Prize for the Hotel Industriel Berlier and the Seoul Metropolitan Architecture Award as well as the AFEX Award for the Ewha Womans University in Korea. In 2015 he was elected at the French Academy of Fine Arts and was awar- ded the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture by the Japan Art Association for his achievements.