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Jean-Philippe Vassal

French architect

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Jean-Philippe Vassal
Vassal in 2017
Born (1954-02-22) 22 February 1954 (age 67)
Alma materENSAPBx
AwardsPritzker Prize (2021)
PracticeLacaton & Vassal

Jean-Philippe Vassal (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃.filip vasal]; born 22 February 1954) is a French[1] architect and academic. He runs the architectural practice Lacaton & Vassal, with Anne Lacaton. The pair were jointly awarded the 2021 Pritzker Prize and received US$100,000 prize money.[2][3][4][5]

Early life and education

Vassal was born 1954 in Casablanca, Morocco.[6] He graduated from the École nationale supérieure d'architecture et de paysage de Bordeaux in 1980.[7] After graduating, he spent five years in Niger as an architect and town planner.[6]

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Architectural practice

Vassal founded the practice Lacaton & Vassal with Anne Lacaton in Bordeaux in 1987,[6] which moved to Paris in 2000.[8] The work of Lacaton & Vassel focuses on reduced-cost construction.[6] Lacaton & Vassel has carried out numerous international projects of note in the field of housing, as well as the high profile renovation of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.[9] The French architects, who are based in the Paris suburb of Montreuil, believe that every structure can be repurposed, reinvented, reinvigorated.[2]

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Academic career

Vassal has been visiting professor at institutes such as the Architecture School of Versailles (2002–2006), the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPF Lausanne; 2010–11) and Universität der Künste Berlin (UDK Berlin; since 2012).[10][6]

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  1. ^ "Pritzker Prize: French duo wins top architecture honour – Arts and Culture News". Al Jazeera. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b Pogrepin, Robin (16 March 2021). "Affordable Housing Earns French Couple the Pritzker Prize". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  3. ^ Holland, Oscar. "Champions of French social housing win the 'Nobel of architecture'". CNN.
  4. ^ "Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal | The Pritzker Architecture Prize". www.pritzkerprize.com.
  5. ^ Solomon, Tessa; Selvin, Claire; Greenberger, Alex (15 March 2021). "ARTnews in Brief: Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal Win Pritzker Prize—and More from March 16, 2021". ARTnews.com. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Jean-Philippe Vassal". Collectors Agenda. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Lacaton & Vassal". Lacaton & Vassal, urbanNext site. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  8. ^ Noveck, Jocelyn (16 March 2021). "Pritzker Architecture Prize awarded to Paris-based duo". The Washington Times. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Jean-Philippe Vassal". Oase Issues. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Prof. Jean-Philippe Vassal – Universität der Künste Berlin". Universität der Künste Berlin. Retrieved 17 March 2021.

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