Cidade Das Artes The “Cidade das Artes” awarded the AFEX Grand Prix in Venice

4 June 2014

“The AFEX Grand Prix 2014 for French architecture overseas has been awarded to Christian de Portzamparc and his “Cidade das Artes” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The prize recognises the work of French architects abroad. The judging panel was impressed by the “quality of this concrete building which is both a homage to Brazilian architecture and consistent with the work of Christian de Portzamparc.”

The prize will be awarded in Venice as part of 14th International Exhibition – Architecture Biennale 2014, by the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Aurélie Filippetti, on 4 June at 7.30pm, in the Zorzi Palace, the head office of UNESCO in Venice.”

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