FROM: The laureates of the Grand Prix National de l’Architecture of France

October 18th 2017

B.V. Doshi’s Center for Environmental Planning and Technology buildings of 1962 in Ahmedabad is under threat. The laureates of the Grand Prix National de l’Architecture of France would like to jointly express their deep concern over this situation and urge the Ahmedabad Education Society and the management of the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology to preserve the buildings. Doshi’s building and the campus, is of international cultural significance. Architecturally and institutionally it stands as one of the most significant embodiments of the spirit of modern, post-colonial India, as Alexander Tzonis and Liane Lefaivre have stressed. It is an internationally recognized cultural landmark that should be honored. ICOMOS and DOCOMOMO have accepted guidelines to conserve the building. We support these efforts.

Signatories

Paul Andreu - Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1977
Paul Chemetov - Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1980
Henri Ciriani – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1983
Pierre Parat (Andraut &Parat) - Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1985
Adrien Fainsilber – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1986
Jean Nouvel – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1987
Francis Soler – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1990
Christian de Portzamparc – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1992
Dominique Perrault – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1993
Bernard Tschumi – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1996
Massimiliano Fuksas – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 1999
Patrick Berger – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2004
Architect Rudy Ricciotti – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2006
Anne Lacaton (Lacaton&Vassal) - Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2008
Jean-Philippe Vassal (Lacaton &Vassal) – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2008
Frédéric Borel – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2010
Marc Barani – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2013
Jean Marc Ibos (Jean Marc Ibos Myrto Vitart) – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2016
Myrto Vitart (Jean Marc Ibos Myrto Vitart) – Grand Prix national de l’architecture 2016