2021 Pritzker Prize Goes to Paris Architect Duo Lacaton & Vassal

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/12/21 9:09 AM  |  1 min read time
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Anne Lacaton and Jean-Phillippe Vassal together comprise the namesake of French architecture firm Lacaton & Vassal. The firm has won the 2021 Pritzker Prize award, regarded as the highest honor in the architecture profession. We extend huge congratulations for achieving this distinction.

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Transformation of the G, H, & I buildings for a 530-unit social housing scheme in Grand Parc (with Frédérick Druot & Christophe Hutin). Photo courtesy of Philippe Ruault.

From some of their earlier projects — such as the Maison Latapie, the European Institute of Human Sciences in Saint-Denis, and the Architecture School in Nantes — Lacaton & Vassal has invariably left its mark on the architecture world. Their core values of sustainability, well-being, and social responsibility shine through in each project. With particular attention and respect to the existing environment, Lacaton & Vassal believe that buildings are only beautiful when people feel good there. It’s no surprise they’ve won the distinction with such an approach.

Be sure to look at the Lacaton & Vassal website for more information on their projects and their unique design philosophy.

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