La Bibliothèque nationale de France by Dominique Perrault, Portrait d’un projet 1988 – 1998, exhibition at the BnF

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Curator
Dominique Perrault, architecte, membre de l’Institut
Scientific Director
Frédéric Migayrou, Deputy Director of the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Center
Scenography
Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, architect designer, associate artistic director to Dominique Perrault Architect
Audiovisual Director
Richard Copans, director and producer, Les Films d'ici
Publication
The National Library of France - Dominique Perrault Portrait of a 1988-1998 project, under the direction of Frédéric Migayrou, deputy director of the National Museum of Modern Art at Centre Pompidou - 700 visuals, 448 pages - Éditions HYX
Location
Galerie II.- BnF I François-Mitterrand Quai François-Mauriac, Paris XIII. Site Richelieu: 5, rue Vivienne Paris II, France
Dates and schedules
Dates.- April 10 to July 22, 2018 / Schedules.- Thursday to Saturday 10-19h, Sunday 13-19h, close Monday and holidays / Entrance.- 9€, reduced 7€.

Dominique Perrault

Dominique Perrault (1953), architect by the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris (1978) and Higher Diploma in Towm Planning (1979) by the same university, based its office in 1981 in Paris, y actualmente cuenta con dos oficinas internacionales en Ginebra y Madrid.

He has been professor in several Architectural Schools, as the one of Rennes, New Orleans, Chicago, Barcelona, Brussels or Zurich and his work has been exhibited in museums all around the world..

Figure of French architecture, Dominique Perrault gained international recognition after having won the competition for the National French library in 1989 at the age of 36. This project marked the starting point of many other public and private commissions abroad, such as The Velodrome and Olympic swimming pool of Berlin (1992), the extension of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in (1996), the Olympic tennis centre in Madrid (2002), the campus of Ewha’s University in Seoul (2004) and the Fukoku Tower in Osaka, Japan (2010).

Member of the Grand Paris scientific council, was appointed curator of the French Pavilion in the 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice (2010), being the subject of the installation METROPOLIS ?.

Among the prizes he has been awarded with, the AFEX Award for the Ewha Womans University in Korea and the “Grande Médaille d’or d’Architecture” from the Académie d’Architecture in 2010, the Mies van der Rohe prize (1997), the French national Grand Prize for Architecture (1993) and the Equerre d’argent prize for the Hotel Industriel Berlier (1989). The body of his work was assembled in a monographic exhibition: “Dominique Perrault Architecture” exhibited at the Centre Georges Pompidou in 2008 and later made and itinerant show that travelled to Madrid (ICO Foundation, 2009) and Tokyo (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2010). In 2015 he was awarded with the Praemium Imperiale prize, by the imperial family of Japan and Japan Art Association.

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