Founder - Rudy Ricciotti Architect Agency

Born in Algiers on 22 August 1952, Rudy Ricciotti founded his agency in Bandol, a small fishing village near Toulon. Trained as both an architect and an engineer, awarded France’s Grand Prix National d’Architecture in 2006, Médaille d’or de la Fondation de l’Académie d’Architecture in 2013 and member of Académie des Technologies, Rudy Ricciotti is one of the foremost representatives of a generation of architects combining great creative prowess with a genuine constructive approach. Pioneer and ambassador of concrete, Rudy Ricciotti sublimes innovative concretes in significant constructions such as the Museum of Civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM) in Marseille, the new wing for the Louvre in Paris to host its Islamic art collection, Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris, Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, the Bridge of the Republic in Montpellier, International Centre of Art and Culture at the Boverie Parc in Liège (Belgium), Philharmonic « Nikolaïsaal » in Potsdam (Germany), Philharmonic « Les Arts Gstaad » (Switzerland) for the festival created by Yehudi Menuhin or the Footbridge of Peace over the Han River in Seoul (South-Korea).

Rudy Ricciotti is also the author of several books like « Mémorial du Camp de Rivesaltes » – Éditions archibooks – 2016,  « Le béton en garde à vue » – Éditions Lemieux Éditeur – 2015, « Rudy Ricciotti, en vain » Éditions Jannink – 2014, « Conversations imaginaires « ou pas » avec Rudy Ricciotti » – Éditions un autre Reg’Art – 2014, « L’architecture est un sport de combat » – Éditions Textuel – 2013, « La HQE® brille comme ses initiales sur la chevalière au doigt » – Éditions Le Gac Press, Collection « écrits » – 2013.

Photo credit: René Habermacher

Works recently finished:

Pavillon 52 – Wharf Rambaud, in Lyon, France – May 2016

International Centre of Art and Culture (CIAC) at the Boverie Parc in Liège, Belgium – March 2016

Sports and Cultural Complex, in Pont-du-Château, France – March 2016

Museum Memorial of the Rivesaltes Camp, France – October 2015


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