“Good architecture is open—open to life, open to enhance the freedom of anyone, where anyone can do what they need to do,” says Lacaton. “It should not be demonstrative or imposing, but it must be something familiar, useful and beautiful, with the ability to quietly support the life that will take place within it.”
"Not only have they defined an architectural approach that renews the legacy of modernism, but they have also proposed an adjusted definition of the very profession of architecture," the jury said.
The French architectural duo was a guest of 9th BINA and French Culture Institute in Belgrade in 2014
Photo: FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, photo courtesy of Philippe Ruault