Anne LACATON born in France in 1955. Graduated from the School of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. Diploma in Urban Planning at the university of Bordeaux in 1984. Visiting professor at the University of Madrid, Master Housing 2007-2013, at the EPFL Lausanne, 2004, 2006 and 2010-11, University of Florida, Ivan Smith Studio in 2012, University of NY-Buffalo, Clarkson Chair in 2013, at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2013-2014, at Harvard GSD : Kenzo Tange 2011 & Design critic 2015.
Jean Philippe VASSAL born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1954. Graduated from the school of architecture of Bordeaux in 1980. Worked as urban planner in Niger (West Africa) from 1980 to 1985. Professor at the UDK in Berlin since 2012. Visiting professor at the TU in Berlin (2007-11), at the Peter Behrens School of architecture in Düsseldorf 2005, at the EPFL Lausanne in 2010-11. at the Pavillon Neuflize OBC-Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in 2013-2014.
EDITIONS Lacaton & Vassal 1993-2015, El Croquis n°177-178 Monograph, Spain, 2015 Lacaton & Vassal, 2G n°60 (2012), 2G Books (2010), 2G n°21 (2002) Monograph, editorial GG, Barcelona A+U, n°498 Monograph Japan, march 2012 DNK-110823 Lacaton&Vassal Editorial FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France 2012 Druot, Lacaton&Vassal – Tour Bois Le Prêtre Editorial Ika & Andreas Ruby, Berlin, 2012 Lacaton & Vassal Editorial HYX, France, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 2009 PLUS – large scale housing development – An exceptional case Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, Editorial GG, Barcelona, 2007
AWARDS Heinrich Tessenow – Gold Medal, Germany, 2016 Rolf Schock Prize, visual arts category, Sweden, 2014 Design of the year 2013, architecture category, England With Frédéric Druot, architect, for the Transformation of the Housing block Tour Bois le prêtre, Paris Daylight & Building Components Award 2011, Velux Foundation Copenhagen Grand Prix National d’Architecture 2008, France International Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects, 2009 Erich Schelling Award 2006 – Fondation Erich Schelling, Karlsruhe Award “Sustainability and Residential Innovation”, City of Madrid, 2006 Grand Prix National d’Architecture Jeune Talent, France, 1999 Lauréats des Albums de la Jeune Architecture, France, 1991 Mies Van der Rohe Award – European Prize for Contemporary Architecture Final shortlist in 2007 for the Management Sciences University, Bordeaux, France Final shortlist in 2003 for the Palais de Tokyo, Site for contemporary creation, Paris, France Equerre d’Argent Award in 2011, France With Frédéric Druot, architect, for the Transformation of the Housing block Tour Bois le prêtre, Paris