Cultural and Conference Center in Lucerne, Switzerland.
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The work of architect Jean Nouvel

Cultural and Conference Center in Lucerne, Switzerland.
The roof of Jean Nouvel’s 2000 Lucerne Cultural and Conference Center extends to the lake of the Swiss city, reflecting the movement of light on the water. (Philippe Ruault)
Quai Branly Museum, Paris
The Pritzker jury said Nouvel’s design of the Quai Branley Museum in Paris resulted in a “bold, unorthodox building with unusual spaces in which objects are displayed — and understood — in new ways.” (Roland Halbe)
Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum in UAE
Nouvel’s Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum in the United Arab Emirates, currently in progress. (Courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel)
Tour de Verre, New York
Nouvel’s Tour de Verre, a 75-story tower for a site adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (Courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel)
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
At Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, a stark modernist facade gives way inside to a Moorish compound. (Philippe Ruault)
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
Interior lenses at Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe, or Arab World Institute, in Paris. (Georges Fessy)
Lyon Opera House, France
Nouvel’s Lyon Opera House in Lyon, France (Philippe Ruault)
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