JUROR 2013

Ryue Nishizawa

Founding Partner


Born in Tokyo in 1966, Japan. In 1990, Mr Ryue Nishizawa graduated from Yokohama National University with Master’s Degree in Architecture and Joined Kazuyo Sejima & Associates. In 1995, he founded SANAA with Ms Kazuyo Sejima. In 1997, Office of Ryue Nishizawa was established.

Main Awards: 2004, Golden Lion for the most remarkable work in the exhibition Metamorph in the 9th International Architecture Exhibition, la Biennale di Venezia*. 2005, 46th Mainichi Shinbun Arts Award (Architecture Category) *. 2005, The Rolf Schock Prize in category of visual arts, Sweden*. 2006, The Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan*. 2007, The Kunstpreis Berlin (Berlin Art Prize), Berlin, Germany*. 2010, Pritzker Architecture Prize 2010*. 2011, Officier de L’ordre des Arts et des Letters, France. 2012, 25th Murano Togo Prize 2012, The Prize of AU 2012.

Main Projects: Weekendhouse, Dior Omotesando*, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa*, Moriyama House, House A, The Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion*, Naoshima Ferrey Terminal*, Stadstheater Almere 'De Kunstlinie'*, New Museum of Contemporary Art*, Towada Art Center, Rolex Learning Center*, Teshima Art Museum, Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa, Garden & House, Louvre-Lens*.

*collaboration with Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA