What a better way to start off the week by getting some inspiration from one of the greatest architecture duos nominated to receive the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize, Lacaton & Vassal.
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, 2015
Management Sciences University, Bordeaux, 2008
Anne Lacaton (1955, Saint-Pardoux, France) and Jean-Philippe Vassal (1954, Casablanca, Morocco) met in the late 1970s during their formal architecture training at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux.
Student and social housing, Ourcq-Jaurès, Paris 19, 2014
They established Lacaton & Vassal in Paris (1987), and have since demonstrated boldness through their design of new buildings and transformative projects. For over three decades, they have designed private and social housing, cultural and academic institutions, public space, and urban strategies. The duo’s architecture reflects their advocacy of social justice and sustainability, by prioritizing a generosity of space and freedom of use through economical and ecological materials.