Eight career-defining projects by French architect Manuelle Gautrand

With the news that Manuelle Gautrand has become the first female laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, here’s a look at eight key projects by the French architect, including an exhibition centre divided into 13 orange-hued blocks and a housing complex with “happy” moon-shaped windows. Born in Marseille in 1961, Gautrand gained her architecture education in Montpellier at The École Nationale Supérieure

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Manuelle Gautrand wins “highest award” for European architects

French architect Manuelle Gautrand has been named as this year’s laureate of the European Prize for Architecture, making her the first woman to receive the accolade. The annual European Prize for Architecture was set up in 2010 to recognise European architects who have made a commitment to advance “the principles of European humanism and the art of architecture”.

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Manuelle Gautrand divides exhibition centre into 13 orange-hued blocks

Thirteen gabled blocks come together to form this orange-toned events building in Saint-Louis, a French town on the outskirts of Basel (+ slideshow). Designed by Paris-based Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, the Forum of Saint-Louis provides a venue for sports, exhibitions and cultural events in the town, which sits right on the French-German-Swiss border. To break down the size of the More

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David Chipperfield and Sou Fujimoto unveil visions for “Paris of tomorrow”

Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield and Manuelle Gautrand are among the winning architects in a competition seeking innovative design proposals for 23 sites across the French capital (+ slideshow). Spearheaded by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, the Reinventer Paris competition called for architects and developers to team up and develop plans for numerous key sites around the city, from old More

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