Christian de Portzamparc

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Birthday
5, 1944
Birthplace
Morocco
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
Morocco

About

In 1994, he became the first French architect to win the Pritzker Prize. He was also the first to occupy the Collège de France's 53rd chair for artistic creation in 2006.

Before Fame

He studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where his professors inspired his passion for formal expressionism and systematic work on grids and networks.

Trivia

His work included the French Embassy in Berlin, the headquarters of the French press group Le Monde, and the Philharmonie in Luxembourg.

Family Life

His birthplace of Casablanca, Morocco, was still a French protectorate when he was born in 1944. His wife, Elizabeth, was also an architect.

Associated With

He and Le Corbusier were both famed French architects.