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Dominique COULON was born in 1961. In 1989 he graduated with the professor and architect Henri Ciriani and created his own studio. In 1990, received a special prize for the international competition of The Japan Culture House in Paris. In 1991, He won la Villa Medicis hors les murs and travels in USA, South America and Europe. In 1996, he received the1ère œuvre prize for the Collège Pasteur in Strasbourg. He had been nominated several tomes for ‘Equerre d’Argent’ in 1999, 2002 and 2006 and received in 2006 the prize of the Florilège d'Etablissements d'Enseignement Exemplaires du PEB organized by OCDE for the Martin Peller school in Reims. In 2008 the agency was nominated to the Swiss Architectural Award. At the same time it was nominated at the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – for the Mies van der Rohe Award in regards to its Centre Dramatique Nartional de Montreuil. Concepts for sustainable development, respect for historical context and responsibility towards the environment and its ecologies are amongst the main concerns for the agency. In parallel to his architectural production, Dominique Coulon teaches at the Ecole d’Architecture de Strasbourg where he founded the Masters program: Architecture and Complexity. To find a new dynamic approach to each architectural project, the agency's methodology draws upon the rich exchange of information stemming from interdisciplinary work. Complexity becomes the catalyst for the architectural project.

Since 2008 the agency became Dominique Coulon & associés with Olivier Nicollas and Steve Letho Duclos as partners architects. Benjamin Rocchi became partner architect in 2014.

Awards

2018
Nominated, EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2019, for the Théodore Gouvy theatre in Freyming-Merlebach

EU Mies Award 2019

Laureate, Architecture MasterPrize 2018, for the covered market and exhibition area in Schiltigheim, in the ‘Restoration & Renovation’ category

Architecture MasterPrize 2018

Laureate, Architecture MasterPrize 2018, for the offices and housing in Strasbourg, in the ‘Mixed use Architecture’ category

Architecture MasterPrize 2018

Laureate, Architecture MasterPrize 2018, for the ‘Human Rights’ sports centre in Strasbourg, in the ‘Recreational Architecture’ category

Architecture MasterPrize 2018

Laureate, Architecture MasterPrize 2018, for the ‘Théodore Gouvy’ Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach, in the ‘Cultural Architecture' category

Architecture MasterPrize 2018

Nominated, Equerre d'Argent 2018, for the Théodore Gouvy theatre in Freyming-Merlebach, in the culture, youth and sport category

Equerre d'Argent 2018

Nominated, Blueprint Awards 2018,for the Théodore Gouvy theatre in Freyming-Merlebach, in the 'Best Public-Use Project With Public Funding' category

Shortlist Blueprint Awards 2018

Nominated, Dezeen Awards 2018, for the Théodore Gouvy theatre in Freyming-Merlebach

Dezeen Awards 2018 Architecture Longlist

Honorable mention, S.ARCH 2018 Architecture Awards for the Theatre in Freyming-Merlebach

S.ARCH 2018 Architecture Awards

Laureate - 1st prize, AIT Award 2018, for the Simone Veil group of schools in Colombes, category education

Nominated, Frame Awards, for the Media library [Third place] in Thionville, category governmental interior of the year

Frame Awards

2017
Nominated, BigMat'17 International Architecture Award, for the gymnasium in Clamart

BigMat'17 International Architecture Award

Laureate, Trophée Eiffel d'architecture acier 2017, for the Media Library [3rd place] in Thionville in the entertaining category

Trophée Eiffel d'architecture acier 2017

Nominated, EU Mies Awards, 2017, Nursing home in Orbec

UE Mies Award 2017

Special Mention of the jury, "Les défis urbains", for the Media Library [third place] in Thionville in the Creation of centrality category

Les défis urbains - Winners 2017

Special Mention of the jury, Architizer A+ Awards 2017, for the Sports Hall Les Closiaux in Clamart in the Recreation Centers Category

Link Special Mention category

Finalist, "WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2016" for the André Malraux group of schools in Montpellier.

WAN Colour in Architecture Award 2016

Selected, to ADC Awards 2017, for the music school in Belfort

Book ADC Awards 2017 Selection

Selected, to ADC Awards 2017, for the school complex in Colombes

Book ADC Awards 2017 Selection

Selected, to ADC Awards 2017, for the kindergarden in Buhl

Book ADC Awards 2017 Selection

2016
Laureate, "The American Architecture Prize AAP 2016" category "Educational Architecture" School in Colombes

American Architecture Prize - Silver Winner - Colombes

Laureate, "The American Architecture Prize AAP 2016" category "Healthcare Architecture" Nursing home in Orbec

American Architecture Prize - Silver Winner - Orbec

Honorable Mention, "The American Architecture Prize AAP 2016" category "Cultural Architecture" Conservatoire in Belfort

American Architecture Prize -Honorable Mention - Belfort

Laureate, Iconic Awards 2016, German Design Council, 'Henri Dutilleux' Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts in Belfort

Iconic Awards 2016

Laureate, "Palmarès 2015-2016" DRAC Alsace and the CAUE67 St.Jean group of schools in Strasbourg

CAUE67

2015
Laureate, The International Architecture Award, for its Multicultural centre in Isbergues

The International Architecture Award

Laureate, The International Architecture Award, for the Swimming pool in Bagneux

The International Architecture Award

2nd prize at Trophée Bâtiment Santé 2015, St.Jean group of schools in Strasbourg

Trophée Bâtiment Santé Award

Nominated, "BigMat'15 International Architecture Award" for the Tribunal in Montmorency, Swimming pool in Bagneux and library in Isbergues.

BigMat'15 International Architecture Award

Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards - for the Library and Theater in Isbergues.

Architizer A+ Awards Finalists

Finalist, Architizer A+ Awards - for the Tribunal in Montmorency

Architizer A+ Awards Finalists

Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards, for Swimming pool in Bagneux

Architizer A+ Awards Special Mentions

2014
Laureate of the Pool Vision 2014 Award for the Swimming pool in Bagneux

Pool Vision 2014 Winners

Laureate and special mention of the jury, of the Sustainable Building Award given by the CAUE 95 for the Regional court and Industrial Tribunal in Montmorency

CAUE95

2013
Nominated, "BigMat'13 International Architecture Award" for the Kindergarten in Marmoutier

BigMat'13 International Architecture Award

Nominated, "BigMat'13 International Architecture Award" for the Nursing Home in Mattaincourt

BigMat'13 International Architecture Award

Special Mention, Architizer A+ Awards, for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve

Architizer A+ Awards Special Mentions

2012
Laureate of the ‘24 heures d'Architecture’, for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve

Archicontemporaine Award

Laureate of the ‘24 heures d'Architecture’, for the library in Anzin

Archicontemporaine Award

Nominated, ECOLA Award 2012, for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve

ECOLA Award

2011
Laureate, of The International Architecture Award, for its Library in Anzin

The International Architecture Award

Laureate for the "most beautiful interior space" awarded by the french magazine Livres Hebdo for its Library in Anzin
Nominated, LEAF Awards 2011 for the ‘Joséphine Baker’ group of schools at La Courneuve

LEAF Awards Shortlist

Nominated, LEAF Awards 2011 for the Nursing home in Mattaincourt

LEAF Awards Shortlist

2010
Laureate, The International Architecture Award, for its Conservatory of Music in Maizières-les-Metz

The International Architecture Award

2009
Nominated for EU prize awarded by Mies Van der Rohe Foundation for the national drama centre in Montreuil

E.U. Prize - Mies Award

2008
Laureate, for European Concrete Award de l’ECSN, for the national drama centre in Montreuil

ECSN - European Concrete Award

Nominated for BSI Swiss Architectural Award for the national drama centre in Montreuil

BSI Swiss Architectural Award

2006
Laureate in selection at 3rd OECD/PEB Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities for the 'Martin Peller' group of schools in Reims

Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities - OECD

2003
Nominated for Equerre d’Argent Award for the extension and restructuring of the 'Leclerc' high school, Saverne

Equerre d'Argent Award - AMC Le Moniteur

2002
Nominated for Equerre d’Argent for 'Sculpteurs Jacques' nursery school in Reims

Equerre d’Argent Award - AMC Le Moniteur

1999
Nominated for Equerre d’Argent for hospital in Ingwiller

Equerre d’Argent Award - AMC Le Moniteur

1997
Laureate, "Prix de la Première Oeuvre" for the "Louis Pasteur" college in Strasbourg

"Prix de la Première Oeuvre" - Moniteur

1991
Special mention of the jury, Butagaz competition
1990
Special mention of the jury, Japanese Centre in Paris
1987
Second prize of the BMW competition