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Lecture: Odile Decq, Odile Decq Benoît Cornette

November 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Odile Decq set up her own office just after graduating from La Villette in 1978. She earned a post-graduate diploma in Urban Planning in 1979 from Sciences Politiques Paris. She garnered international recognition in 1990 from 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; the architecture of “Odile Decq Benoît Cornette” offers a paradoxical look both tender and severe on today’s world. They were awarded with a Golden Lion in Venice in 1996. Alone since 1998, 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 restaurant in Opera Garnier in Paris in 2011 and in 2012, the FRAC (Contemporary Art Museum) in Rennes. GL Events headquarter in Lyon will be completed early 2013. After having taught since 1992 at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, Odile Decq has been directing the school from 2007 to 2012; sharing her time to organize and develop the school to an international level.

Odile Decq


November 26, 2012
6:00 pm