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Sou Fujimoto

Dezeen Awards 2019 judge Sou Fujimoto

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto is founder of Sou Fujimoto Architects.

Born in Hokkaido, Sou Fujimoto established his Tokyo and Paris-based practice in 2000 after graduating from Tokyo University's Department of Architecture.

The architect recently designed a proposal for a vertical village in Paris in collaboration with French architects Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel, which includes a food court, day-care and sports hub among other nature-filled communal spaces. Fujimoto's design of a mixed-use building shaped like a pine-cone embodies his attention to nature in architecture. Current projects include a masterplan for a neighbourhood in Nice, featuring terraced balconies for activities, which is expected to complete its first phase of construction in 2021.

In 2013, Fujimoto became the youngest architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion, known for its prestigious annual commission to architects and designers.

Fujimoto ranked at number 32 on the Dezeen Hot List 2017.


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