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.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.