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Christian de Portzamparc

38, rue La Bruyère
Paris 75009
33 1 40 64 80 00
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Christian de Portzamparc is a French architect and urban planner best known for the City of Music, a group of structures on the outskirts of Paris. Born in Morocco in 1944, de Portzamparc studied architecture in Paris, learnings about urban grids and formal expressionism and later taking an academic hiatus in New York City. His work has been known for both an attention to the artistic and an avoidance of what he calls the too bureaucratic nature of modern buildings. The City of Music, one of his most well-known projects, consists of the National Conservatory of Music and Dance, as well as several public spaces for concerts. De Portzamparc was praised worldwide for the multi-year undertaking. In 1994 de Portzamparc was named a Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, despite designing no buildings in the United States. In recent years that has changed, however. He recently designed the Riverside Center skyscraper development and One57, a glistening patchwork-glass tower that has received mixed reviews from critics.


12/30/2015
  Clockwise from top left: Lu Zhiqian, a rendering of Riverside Center (credit: Christian de Portzamparc) (inset from top: Gary Barnett and James Linsley), a  Clockwise from top left: Lu Zhiqian, a rendering of Riverside Center (credit: Christian de Portzamparc) (inset from top: Gary Barnett and James Linsley), a...