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10/09/2015

Dominique Perrault, Praemium Imperiale 2015

 
Every year since 1989 the Imperial Family of Japan and the Japan Art Association have been giving the Praemium Imperiale – with an award of 15 million yen (111,000 euros) – to five artists in painting, sculpture, music, theater/film, and architecture. The winners for 2015 are the Japanese painter Tadanori Yokoo, the German sculptor Wolfgang Laib, the Japan-born pianist Mitsuko Uchida, the French ballerina Sylvia Guillem, and the French architect Dominique Perrault.

Born in 1953, Perrrault is the author of buildings like the French National Library in Paris (1995), the Olympic velodrome and swimming pool in Berlin (1999, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (2008), and the Caja Mágica tennis center in Madrid (2009). The awarding ceremony will be held in Tokyo on 21 October.
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