VASSAL Jean‐Philippe

Anne LACATON born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980, and got a diploma in Urban Planning at the university of Bordeaux in 1984. Visiting professor at the University of Madrid since 2007, at the EPF Lausanne in 2006 and 2010-11, as well as in Harvard GSD Studio in Paris in 2011. Jean Philippe    VASSAL    born in Casablanca, Morocco, in 1954. Graduated from the School of Architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. He worked as an urban planner in Niger from 1980 to 1985. Professor at UdK Berlin since 2012, visiting professor at the TU in Berlin in 2007-2010, and at the EPF Lausanne in 2010-11. Office Lacaton & Vassal in 1989, based in Paris. The office has a practice in France, as well as abroad, working on various buildings and urban planning programs. Main Awards, the Grand Prix National d’Architecture, France, 2008, the Daylight & Building Components Award, Velum Fonden, Denmark, 2011, and the International Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2009, the Equerre d'Argent award 2011, with Frédéric Druot, France. Twice finalist for the Mies Van der Rohe Award, European Prize for Contemporary Architecture. The main works completed by the office are: the FRAC, Public Contemporary Art Collection, in Dunkerque, France ; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Site for contemporary creation; social housing and student housing in Paris ; a music and polyvalent hall in Lille; the Café for the Architektur Zentrum in Vienna ; a School for Business and Management in Bordeaux ; the Architecture school in Nantes, significant housing projects in France such as the House Latapie, Bordeaux; the House in the trees, facing Arcachon Bay; the "Cité Manifeste" in Mulhouse, and the transformation of modernist social housing: Tour Bois le Prêtre in Paris, 100 dw, (with Frédéric Druot, architect), St Nazaire la Chesnaie (80 dw), and in Bordeaux Grand Parc (530 dw), (with F. Druot and Ch Hutin, architects). Recent  publications: Tour Bois le Prêtre, Deustches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Ruby Press, Berlin, 2013, Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n° 60- Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2012, A+U 12:03, n°498, "PLUS, large scale housing development. An exceptional case", Druot, Lacaton & Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007