Gallery: Jean Nouvel Wins the 2008 Pritzker Prize


Groundreaking architect Jean Nouvel has inspired and influenced international architecture (and many of us here at Inhabitat) for over three decades with creative interpretations of culture, location, program and client that have resulted in some of the world’s most unforgettable structures. In recognition of his abundant career and persistent imagination, he has been chosen as the 2008 Pritzker Architecture Laureate, the world’s highest architecture honor.

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  1. liebana June 8, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    The new wing of the Reina Sofia Museum(Madrid) is also spectacular.

  2. polaris kyo April 4, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Very brilliant architecture! An award well deserved… 0_o

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  4. hugo April 1, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Hey Jill,

    I very much agree with you. Maybe I was a bit too fast in commenting. Though I like Inhabitat also as a handbook I can use for my own work and projects.

    Thanks for sharing, love your blog!

  5. organicgrid April 1, 2008 at 2:15 am

    He has some interesting work, sorry I am just not feeling his overall design sensibility.

  6. Husmusen March 31, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Just wanted to let you know I love this blog. You can find so much inspiration and information here and I share the link to all people I know who enjoy the same eco friendly interest for design!

  7. Jill Fehrenbacher March 31, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Hi Hugo-

    I think you would probably agree that Jean Nouvel’s work is thoughtful, innovative and ‘future-forward’ – and therefore it is of interest to us here at Inhabitat. Architectural experiments with light, green walls, and living systems certainly have an application for sustainable design, whether or not Nouvel’s work is designed to achieve LEED certification. Inhabitat is not simply a handbook on green building and passive design strategies, but instead it is a forum about future-forward design that has the potential to improve our world. Thus, I think Nouvel’s work fits handily into the focus and mission of our website.

    Thanks for reading!

    Best wishes-


  8. hugo March 31, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Jean Nouvel realy deserves this price for his contribution to the world of architecture. Some very nice projects are from his hand. With great visions and ideas he changed the aspect of some of the worlds greatest sites, especially Paris, from where I know his work.

    But, as green as some of his buildings look, they were never designed to be green. Therefor I don’t know the purpose of this post here.

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