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Birth date / placeJuly 18th 1955, Laval, France
Practice / Active in Change this
Studio Odile Decq
11 rue des Arquebusiers
75003 Paris, France
Linked to Change thisStudio Odile Decq
Awards Change this
- 1996 - « GOLDEN LION » Venice Architecture Biennale
- 1999 - The Benedictus Award, Washington DC
- 2003 - Premio « il Principe e l’Architetto »
- 2008 - World Architecture Community Award
- 2009 - MIPIM Future Project Award
- 2010 - International Architecture Award
- 2013 - Designer of the Year Maison&Objet
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March 28th, 2013
Odile Decq Change this
born 1955, Laval
About Change this
Odile Decq set up her own office just after graduating at La Villette in 1978 while studying at Sciences Politiques Paris where she completed a post-graduate diploma in Urban Planning in 1979.
International renown came quickly; as early as 1990 she won her first major commission: the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in Rennes. The numerous prizes and publications that distinguished the building underlined the emergence of a new hope directly born from the punk rebellion which turned old conventions upside down.
By questioning the commission, the use, the matter, the body, the technique and the taste Odile Decq’s architecture offers a paradoxical look, both tender and severe on today’s world. She was awarded with a Golden Lion in Venice in 1996. Since then, Odile Decq has been faithful to her fighting attitude while diversifying and radicalizing her research.
She completed the MACRO (Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome) in 2010, the Opera Garnier’s restaurant in Paris in 2011 and just completed the FRAC (Museum of Contemporary Art in Rennes) last July 2012.