Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, Jean Nouvel, has won nearly every notable accolade in architecture. In 2013 he also won a competition to design the National Art Museum of China, emerging victorious over architects, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid. The Beijing-based museum, which has already begun construction, is just as inventive and enigmatic as his other works including the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi and the Tour De Verre in New York.
Considered among the world’s most innovative architects, his approach to architecture for each project is unique, original and one-of-kind. His work transforms the varying landscapes while echoing a specific style which demonstrates his keen perception for the intricacies of light, shadow, transparency and opacity.
Le Nouvel KLCC is the collaborative effort of Jean Nouvel, along with Hervé Descottes, Patrick Blanc and Koichiro Ikebuchi.
1989 – Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Arab World Institute
1993 – Prix d’architecture de l’Équerre d’argent for the Opera House in Lyon (Best French Building of the Year Award)
2006 – Creator of the Year Award, Maison & Objet Exhibition
2006 – International Highrise Award 2006 for the Torre Agbar in Barcelona
2008 – Pritzker Architecture Prize
2012 – Best Tall Building Worldwide and Middle East & Africa by the CTBUH for the Doha office tower (Qatar)
2014 – Best Tall Building Worldwide and Best Tall Building Asia & Australasia by the CTBUH for One Central Park in Sydney (Australia)