Christian de Portzamparc, born in Casablanca in 1944, is an architect and urban planner. He graduated from the Paris School of Fine Arts in 1969 and set up his agency, the Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, in 1980. Based in Paris, France, the Atelier is a global operation with a close-knit team of 100 employees who enjoy positive working relatio...read more
Pierre Alechinsky Painting
Fujiko Nakaya Sculpture
Christian Portzamparc Architecture
Riccardo Muti Music
Catherine Deneuve Theatre/Film
The list of previous Praemium Imperiale Award winners in the Architecture category includes Kenzo Tange, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Alvaro Siza, Peter Zumthor, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, and more recently, Rafael Moneo, Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Dominique Perrault, Steven Holl, and David Chipperfield or Ricardo Legorreta.
Fujiko Nakaya was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1933. Her father, Ukichiro Nakaya, a physicist credited with making the first artificial snowflakes, had an impact on her work and, as a young art student, she became interested in working with cloud-like forms. In 1970, at the World Expo in Osaka, Japan, Nakaya created the world’s first fog sculpture ...read more