Born 12th August 1945 in Fumel, France
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
10, cité d´Angoulême
Equerre d’argent for the Institut du Monde Arabe in 1987, for the Lyons opera house in 1993, Commandeur dans l’ordre des arts et des lettres, Leone d´Oro from the Venice Biennale in 2000, Gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001, Premio Borromini for the Centre de Culture et de Congrès de Lucerne in 2001, Praemium Imperiale in 2001.
Some of his most important projects include the Institut du Monde Arabe, the Lyons opera house, the congress centre in Tours, the Fondation Cartier, Galeries Lafayette in Berlin, the Centre de Culture et de Congrès de Lucerne, The Hotel in Lucerne, the Andel building in Prague, the Cité Judiciaire in Nantes, the transformation of a gasometer into apartments in Vienna, the Dentsu tower in Tokyo, the technological centre in Wismar…
The main sites and projects now under way are : the Agbar tower and City Metropolitana project in Barcelona, the headquarters of Richemont in Geneva, the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the symphonic auditorium in Copenhagen, the Guggenheim museum in Rio, a library in Cyprus, the Centre de la Mer and aquatic complex in Le Havre, the Hôtel de Ville of Montpellier, an office block in London, a building comprising hotel, apartments and shops in Beirut…