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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Freyming-Merlebach's and Gidy's projects will be exhibited at the Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark in Neu-Anspach on the occasion of the exhibition "It's beautiful here. Architecture in rural areas". From March 27.
Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark, Neu-Anspach (Germany)
The Moulon school group on the Plateau Saclay in Gif-sur-Yvette received an award at the Rethinking The Future Awards in the "Institutional (built)" category
On February 10 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a presentation of the book "Crossings/Traversées", with the participation of the author, the French architect Dominique Coulon and his fellow architect Ricardo Devesa.
The writing of Dominique Coulon & Associés, twice nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize, reflects the work of the French agency and the construction of complex spatial relations in different contextual positions. In often difficult circumstances, buildings enhance their locations by transforming them.
Crossings/Traversées explores the public dimension of architecture by revisiting the eclectic work of architect Dominique Coulon. His production of public buildings illustrates the richness of his architectural approach which plays with context, light and materiality to produce detailed and welcoming public places. The architecture he proposes touches and accompanies the body within the framework of a dynamic relationship, mobilizing the senses to propose a specific universe, which can be joyful or dramatic.
College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) in Barcelona
Worldwild conferences series organised by the AIA Long Island on the theme of educational facilities