Gérard Thurnauer

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Gérard Thurnauer

Gerard Thurnauer, architecte de la bibliotheque, dans le jardin.jpg

Gérard Thurnauer at the Children's Library of Clamart
Born Paris
Died December 22, 2014(2014-12-22) (aged 88)
Nationality French
Alma mater École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
Occupation Architect
Awards Prix du meilleur diplôme (1952)
Grand prix national de l'architecture (1981)

Gérard Thurnauer (September 24, 1926 – December 22, 2014) was a French architect and a founding member of the Atelier de Montrouge, an architectural and urban planning studio. [1]



Gérard Thurnauer was born in Paris to a Jewish father and a pastor's daughter. At age 15, he joined the French resistance. [1] He studied at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris and received the prix du meilleur diplôme from his alma mater alongside Pierre Riboulet and Jean-Louis Véret in 1952. [2]

Atelier de Montrouge

In 1958, Gérard Thurnauer founded the Atelier de Montrouge with Jean Renaudie, Pierre Riboulet and Jean-Louis Véret, whom he met during his studies at the École des Beaux-arts de Paris. Together, they were awarded the 1981 Grand prix national de l'architecture by the French Ministry of Culture. [3] The Atelier de Montrouge was dissolved the same year. [4]

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  1. 1 2 Larrochelle, Jean-Jacques (26 December 2014). "Mort de l'architecte Gérard Thurnauer". Le Monde (in French). ISSN   0395-2037 . Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  2. "Carte Blanche à...Gérard Thurnauer" (PDF). École du Renouvellement Urbain (in French). February 2014. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  3. "Le Grand Prix national de l'architecture". CultureCommunication.gouv.fr (in French). Ministry of Culture and Communication. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. Saint-Pierre, Raphaëlle (24 December 2014). "Disparition de l'architecte Gérard Thurnauer". Le Moniteur (in French). Retrieved 22 March 2015f.