Ateliers Jean Nouvel



Square silver in 1987 for the Institute of the Arab World and in 1993 for the Lyon Opera, Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters, Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale in 2000, Gold Medal the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2001 Borromini Prize for the Centre of Culture and Congress in Lucerne in 2001, Praemium Imperiale in 2001, Wolf Prize in 2005, the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in architecture and the International Highrise Award for Agbar tower in 2006, the Pritzker Prize in 2008, Officer of the National Order of the legion of Honor in 2010.

Among its main achievements the Nemausus housing is located in Nimes, the Arab World Institute, the Lyon Opera, the Tours Congress Centre, the Fondation Cartier in Paris, Galeries Lafayette in Berlin, the Centre of Culture and Congress in Lucerne, the Hotel in Lucerne, the Andel building in Prague, the Cité Judiciaire in Nantes, the Dentsu tower in Tokyo, the technology center in Wismar, the Gallo Roman Museum in Périgueux, the Agbar tower in Barcelona Pier Museum Branly in Paris, the Guthrie theater in Minneapolis, the Brembo technology center in Bergamo, the headquarters of the Richemont company in Geneva, the aquatic complex of the Baths of docks in Le Havre, the 40 Mercer apartment building in New York Soho, the symphony hall in Copenhagen, the Ferrari factory in Maranello, the apartment building 100 11th Avenue in New York Chelsea, pavilion 2010 Serpentine Gallery in London, an office building in London, a tower in Vienna including a Sofitel hotel and shops, the theater of the archipelago in Perpignan ...


Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN) is one of the largest architecture practices in France, with over 30 active projects all over the world, year 2015 billings of 27 M€, and a multicultural staff of 150 professionals from the domains of architecture, urban design, landscape design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, model making and image production. Jean Nouvel has built museums, concert halls, conference centers, theaters, hotels, collective housing, office buildings, commercial centers, and private residences around the world.
Jean Nouvel is recognized as one of the world's most innovative architects. His projects transform the landscapes in which they are built, often becoming major urban events. His unique approach, driven by the specificities of context, program and site, has proven effective in projects such as the Arab World Institute in Paris, Lyon’s Opera House, Lucerne’s Culture and Congress Center (Switzerland), the Vinci Conference Center in Tours, the extension of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid (Spain), the Soho Apartments in New York, Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater (United States of America), the Agbar Tower in Barcelona (Spain), Copenhagen’s Danish Radio Concert Hall (Denmark), the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Most recently, numbers of new built projects strengthened AJN influence, such as Tour Horizons in Boulogne-Billancourt, Montpellier City Hall, Hôtel Sofitel in Vienna (Austria), Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona (Spain), Imagine Institute in Paris, Tour WHite Walls in Nicosia (Cyprus) or One Central Park in Sydney (Australia), awarded CTBUH Best Tall Building 2014.
Jean Nouvel’s international recognition favored numbers of projects currently under studies or under construction, such as the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in Beijing (China), the National Museum of Qatar in Doha, the Musée du Louvre Abu Dhabi (United Arabs Emirates), the Ardmore and Anderson Towers in Singapore, DNP Tower in Kuala Lumpur or a real estate complex in Lima (Peru). AJN won important international competition, such as the Philharmonie de Paris or Charleroi’s Police Headquarters (Belgium). Many cities have entrusted AJN for their urban plans, such as Boulogne-Billancourt (Ile Seguin), Prague (Czech Republic), Budapest (Hungary), Tangier (Morocco), Toledo or Vigo (Spain).
François Fontès, president since may 2014, Jules Nyssen, appointed Chief executive officer in january 2016, and Diane Clerc, Managing Director, give AJN their expert knowledge of the world of architecture and construction. The new board allows Jean Nouvel to dialog with our clients during the whole process of architectural design.
Our main office is located in Paris. Site offices are currently located in Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva and Rome.

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