The jury for the 2018 edition, which met for the first time on 12 September last under the chairmanship of Françoise Nyssen, Minister of Culture, appointed six architects from which the winner of the Grand Prix national de l'architecture (GPNA) will be chosen.
Architects in the running:
- Pierre-Louis FALOCI
- Dominique LYON
- Philippe MADEC
- Philippe PROST
- Bernard QUIROT
- Corinne VEZZONI
The jury's decision was based on the opinions gathered through a call for proposals addressed to more than 3,000 qualified personalities (French and European architects, project owners, managers of French and European venues, French and European journalists, representatives of professional and institutional bodies), inviting them to suggest names of architects or architectural agencies likely to receive the 2018 GPNA. This online questionnaire was also relayed by the National Council of the Order of Architects to all the architects on the list.
During this first session, the Jury determined the criteria for the selection of the six nominated architects, including :
- The exemplarity and coherence of the professional path and architectural production ;
- Commitment to social issues, particularly environmental issues;
- The territorial and national anchoring of the commitment ;
- The programmatic diversity of the projects carried out, including housing ;
- Theoretical input in the fields of research and teaching ;
- The link between the aesthetic, ethical and constructive values of production ;
- Taking into account the uses for an everyday architecture ;
- The ability to build with what already exists and to transform it.
The jury will meet again on Friday 19 October next, the day of the launch of the 3rd National Architecture Days, to designate the personality who, in its opinion, deserves to be commended for his or her body of work (GPNA 2018). Françoise Nyssen will then proclaim the name of the laureate in the salons of the Ministry of Culture and present him or her with the diploma designed by Daniel Buren.
The 2018 jury, composed of architects, project owners, institutionals and a representative of the press, meets this year:
Marie-Hélène Badia, architect, consulting architect - Henri Bava, Landscape designer, 2018 Grand Prix of Urban Planning, 2007 National Landscape Grand Prix - Frederic Borel, architect, National Grand Prix of Architecture 2010 - Paul Chemetov, architect, National Grand Prix of Architecture 1980 - Paul DelducDirector General of Planning, Housing and Nature (DGALN), Ministries of Ecological and Solidarity Transition (MTES), and Territorial Cohesion (MCT) Denis Dessus...President of the National Council of Architects - Laurent Dumasfounding president of Emerige - Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart, architects, 2016 National Grand Prix of Architecture - Marie-Christine Labourdette, president of the Cité de l'architecture & du patrimoine - Jean-Jacques Larrochelle, journalist at Le Monde - Bertrand Lemoinearchitect, engineer and historian - Sylvie Robert, Senator of Ille-et-Vilaine, Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture, Education and Communication - Adelfo Scaranello, architect - Ramon Vilalta, architect, Prix Pritzker 2017 - Agnes Vince, director in charge of architecture, assistant to the director general of heritage, Ministry of Culture.
Since 1975, the Grand Prix national de l'architecture has been awarded to an architect, or a team of architects, for the body of their work. The highest national distinction in the field of architecture, it is a recognition for a process of excellence.
The National Grand Prix of Architecture :
1975 Jean Willerval
1976 Roger Taillibert
1977 Paul Andreu, Roland Simounet
1978 Jean Renaudie
1979 Claude Parent
1980 Paul Chemetov
1981 Gérard Thurnauer, Pierre Riboulet and Jean-Louis Véret