• Christian de Portzamparc Selected as 2018 Praemium Imperiale Laureate

    5 monthes ago - By Arch Daily

    House of Dior, Seoul. Image © Nicolás Borel
    French architect Christian de Portzamparc has been named the 2018 laureate of the the Praemium Imperiale Arts Award for Architecture. The prize, given by by the Japan Art Association , recognized de Portzamparc for his “imaginative architectural style...known for its distinctive features such as bold designs, an artistic approach and the creativity that comes from his work as a watercolor painter.” Christian de Portzamparc gained prominence in the early 1990s following the completion of the Cite de la Musique in Paris. The urban-scale music...
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