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Jean Nouvel
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Name Jean Nouvel
Nationality French
Birth date 12 August 1945 (1945-08-12) (age 76)
Birth place Fumel, Lot-et-Garonne, France
Alma mater École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts
Buildings Arab World Institute, Paris,
Culture and Congress Centre, Lucerne,
Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis,
Torre Agbar, Barcelona,
Musée du quai Branly, Paris, Fondation Cartier, Paris
Projects Philharmonie de Paris (2012),
Louvre Abu Dhabi (2017)
Awards Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Arab World Institute),
Pritzker Prize,
Wolf Prize in Arts,
Praemium Imperiale

Jean Nouvel ( born 12 August 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouvel designed), the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008. A number of museums and architectural centres have presented retrospectives of his work.

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