Born in Morocco and a graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris where he established his office in the 1980s, Christian de Portzamparc has received several awards including the Pritzker Price in 1994. His bold designs unite the artistic side of his paintings to the sensitivity of urban surroundings.

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Christian de Portzamparc was born in 1944 in the city of Casablanca in Morocco. In the 1960s he studied painting and architecture at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, finishing the course in 1970. Deepened in the study of doctrines and structures of architectural theory, he got to work with a group of psycho sociologists researching social aspirations and quality of life in urban spaces to large-scale time. Surely these studies had a great influence on his urban planning and proposals in terms of user needs.

Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
Hotel Ranaissance Marriott, Paris, France. photo chdeportzamparc.com

Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
Hotel Ranaissance Marriott, Paris, France. photo chdeportzamparc.com

Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Christian de Portzamparc stood out for his bold designs and artistic touch to projects, reflecting a remarkable sensitivity to the environment and local culture. Christian is married to a Brazilian architect Elizabeth Portzamparc, who also produces great works of architecture and furniture design. In 1994, Christian was awarded the Pritzker, joining a select group of professionals with such recognition. With numerous ongoing projects, his studio has bases in Paris, New York, and Rio de Janeiro.

LVMH Tower, New York, USA

Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Lille Tower, Lille, France

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Cidade da Musica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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La Philharmonie, Luxembourg

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Cite de la Musique – East Wing, Paris, France

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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Cite de la Musique – West Wing, Paris, France

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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Gaumont Multiplex, Rennes, France

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Le Monde, Paris, France

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Palais des Congres de Paris, France

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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Le Champs Libres, Rennes, France

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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Musee Herge, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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Grasse Lawcourts, France

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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Espace Lumiere, Boulogne, France

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Architect Day: Christian de Portzamparc
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Galeo, Issy, France

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About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.