Dominique Perrault Architecture


Born in 1953 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Graduated from Beaux-Arts in 1978 and received a further degree in Urbanism at the École nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1979, as well as a Master’s in History at the EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) in 1980. He created his own firm in 1981 in Paris. Perrault was selected to design
the French National Library in Paris in 1989. Perrault went on to dig into the earth in such
seminal projects as the Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool (Berlin, Germany, 1992-99), or the EWHA Woman’s University in Seoul (South Korea, 2004-08). He receives in 2015 the prestigious Praemium Imperiale arts prize from the Japan Art Association. More recent projects include the reconstruction and expansion of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg, 2008/ ongoing), the repurposing of the former Poste du Louvre (Paris, 2018) and the 250-meter DC Tower (Vienna, 2014).


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