Dominique Perrault, architect and founder of Dominique Perrault Architecture, will be delivering a keynote speech at the ACE-UIA International Confernence on Design Competitions, 25 October 2019, UNESCO headquarters, Paris.
Mr. Perrault studied architecture at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and town planning at the Ecole Supérieure des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, he also has a postgraduate degree in History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He gained international recognition after winning the competition for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 1989 (completed in 1995) at the age of 36, for which he received the Mies van der Rohe Prize in 1997. This project marked the starting point of many other public and private commissions abroad. Perrault’s large and distinguished body of work includes The Velodrome and Olympic swimming pool of Berlin (1999); the extension of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (2008); the campus of Ewha Womans University in Seoul (2008- Korean Partner Baum Architects); and the Fukoku Tower in Osaka (2010).
Perrault is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne (Switzerland), and lectures widely in France and abroad. In 2012 he became member of the Conseil scientifique de l’Atelier International du Grand Paris. Perrault was a member of the 2014-2016 Cycle Master Jury of Aga Khan Award for architecture. He was awarded the Gold Medal by the French Academy of Architecture in 2010 and the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture in 2015 by the Japan Art Association.