On Wednesday, 7 September 2022, the Académie d’Architecture presented its Prizes and Awards at a ceremony held at its premises in the Place des Vosges in Paris, in the presence of Minister for Culture Rima Abdul Malak. Thirty-one prizewinners, representing the architecture, creative trades and construction sector, received medals awarded by the Académie d’Architecture.
Each year, these Prizes and Awards reward a number of professionals in the sectors of both architecture - including teaching, research, and the rising generation of newly-qualified architects - and construction. This is an opportunity for the Académie d’Architecture to reward the people whose action and teaching raise the profile of architecture and town planning.
The 2022 Médaille d’Or of the Académie d’Architecture was awarded to architect Dominique Coulon, whose ceaseless quest for “the poetry of places and space” through multiple readings produces remarkable and profoundly sensitive work that features both singular research and a meticulous sense of detail.
The Médaille d’Honneur was awarded to architect Patrick Rubin for his commitment to the environmental concerns that have now become omnipresent.
This year’s jury, presided by Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard, convened to award twenty Prix d’Architecture and five Prix du Bâtiment et des Métiers d’Art [construction and creative trades]. Prizes were awarded to three young architects or town planners whose end-of-studies projects were of notable quality.
The Académie d’Architecture took the opportunity to express its warm thanks to its corporate sponsors, including the Ministry of Culture, the MAF, and the Order of Architects, for their trust and support.
Press release: Académie d’Architecture
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Obtuvo su licenciatura y fundó su estudio (1989) ;entre los proyectos que realizó esta el Colegio Louis Pasteur (1996), la Ecole maternelle Sculpteur Jacques de Reims (2001), el liceo tecnológico de Saverne (2003), el complejo escolar Martin Peller de Reims (2005) .Su estudio adopta el nombre de "Dominique Coulon et Associés" (2008).Entre sus proyectos, el edificio de uso mixto (2017). Ha recibido varios premios como el Premio Suizo de Arquitectura, Premio de la Unión Europea de Arquitectura Contemporánea, Premio Mies van der Rohe, International Architecture Award del Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, premio “Florilège d'Etablissements d'Enseignement Exemplaires du PEB”, entre otros.
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"The writing of Dominique Coulon & Associés, nominated twice for the Mies van der Rohe award, reflects the agency’s work in connection with different contextual postures and the construction of complex spatial relationships. In circumstances that are often difficult, buildings add value to their locations, transforming them. This book explores the public dimension of architecture taking a new look at the eclectic work of Dominique Coulon; his production of public buildings illustrates the complexity of his architectural approach. Dominique Coulon plays with context, light, and materiality to produce public places that are detailed and welcoming. The areas he proposes affect and accompany the body. His architecture is part of a dynamic relationship, mobilising the senses to propose a specific universe, which may be cheerful, or dramatic. These spaces serve the public dimension of his architecture."
Actar Publishers Languages : English Nomber of pages : 352 Format : 23,5 x 29 cm Cover: hard cover ISBN FR: 9781948765329 ISBN EN: 9781948765312
Photographs : © Eugeni Pons, © Jean-Marie Monthiers, © Patrick Miara, © Clément Guillaume