The Créateurs Design Awards has unveiled Japanese architect Tadao Ando as the 2022 recipient of the Andrée Putman Lifetime Achievement award. The program recognizes extraordinary work in architecture, interior design, product design, photography, journalism, and curation.
"France has a cultural legacy of pursuing ideas beyond the boundary of an era. Revolutionary projects such as the Eiffel Tower and the Centre Pompidou came to fruition in Paris, redefining the city’s historical context,” said Ando in response to winning the award. “Coresidence of the genius loci, the essence of a place, and the contemporary is a theme I have always considered in my approach to architecture. In the process of designing the Bourse de Commerce with my client, the president, the mayor, and the people of Paris, I was able to sense its manifestation in the coexistence of the tradition and the modern. Culture will remain the heart of France as long as one lives in pursuit of freedom: that is the message I wish to reach the new generations. It is a great honor to receive this award from Créateurs Design Association.”
Ando will officially receive the award at a black-tie award ceremony on January 21, 2023.
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