Dominique Perrault, a significant figure in French architecture, rose to worldwide prominence after winning the competition for the French National Library at the age of 36 in 1989.
This project served as the impetus for many other public and private commissions around the world, including the Velodrome and Olympic swimming pool in Berlin, the extension of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, the Olympic tennis center in Madrid, the EWHA University campus in Seoul, and the Fukoku Tower in Osaka, Japan.
Perrault finished the Grand Theatre in Albi, France, as well as the DC Structure in Vienna, Austria’s highest tower and a symbol of the city’s new business area, in 2014.
Some of Dominique’s projects include the renovations of the Pavillon Dufour at the Chateau de Versailles, of the Longchamp Racecourse, and of the Poste du Louvre both in Paris.
Perrault is influenced by the sensitivity of American minimalist artists such as Donald Judd and Land Art representatives such as Robert Smithson, who always choose basic solutions. He aspires to combine transparency, brightness, and the dematerialization of building in his works.