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Christian de Portzamparc: “No One But an Architect Can Solve the Problems of the Contemporary City”

08:30 - 7 July, 2017
Christian de Portzamparc: “No One But an Architect Can Solve the Problems of the Contemporary City”, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Luxembourg, 2005. Image © Wade Zimmerman
Luxembourg Philharmonie, Luxembourg, 2005. Image © Wade Zimmerman

Of the Pritzker Prize’s illustrious list of laureates, the 1994 winner Christian de Portzamparc is perhaps the least covered by the media. However, this relatively low profile belies the subtle and insightful understanding of architectural and urban issues that in many ways puts him decades ahead of the curve – with the sociologically-led principles he has been developing since the early 1980s now becoming widely popular in architectural circles. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky’s “City of Ideas” column, Portzamparc explains the journey that led to this unique take on architecture.

Paris Opera Ballet School, Nanterre, 1987. Image © Nicolas Borel Credit Lyonnais Tower, Lille, 1995. Image © Wade Zimmerman Cidade das Artes, Rio de Janeiro, 2013. Image © Hufton + Crow Suzhou Cultural Center Proposal, Suzhou, 2017. Image © Christian de Portzamparc + 69

Rose Bay Apartment / FJMT

00:00 - 16 June, 2010
Rose Bay Apartment / FJMT, © Mathieu Faliu
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  • Architects

    Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
  • Location

    577 New South Head Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029, Australia
  • Category

  • Interior Design

    Garth Barnett Designers
  • Landscape Architect

    Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
  • Engineer

    AJK Design
  • Client

    Pinnacle One
  • Builder Group

    Built Holdings Pty Ltd.
  • Development Group

    Vicon Properties
  • Area

    2792.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs