Prize: Prix de la
1st October 2016, Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
“In accordance with the provisions of Le Corbusier’s will, the Fondation wishes to encourage young researchers. The Fondation has decided in 2016 to award grants to completed research on Le Corbusier’s work, already published or not.
Works submitted to the nomination must deal primarily with aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work that have not previously been researched in sufficient detail or, in the case of areas already studied, should put forward original approaches (multidisciplinary, comparative, transversal, etc.). All aspects of Le Corbusier´s life and/or work and its reception may be envisaged: the built work, unrealized architectural or urban projects,
the furniture, his work in the visual arts –painting, drawing, tapestry, exhibitions, etc. – or his written work, literary or theoretical. These include any research tending to further knowledge of Le Corbusier the man and understanding of his legacy to us.”
The panel responsible for choosing successful applicants for the awarding of Fondation’s award for Young Researchers, year 2016 met on September 21.
The members of the panel were as follows : Joseph Abram, Rémi Baudouï, Barry Bergdoll, Maristella Casciato, Roberto Gargiani, Christine Mengin, Guillemette Morel Journel, Gilles Ragot.
Having examined files in all, the panel decided to propose to the Board of Directors the awarding of the grant to:
- Ingrid Guerrero (Colombia) :Enfants de la rue de Sèvres : les collaborateurs latino-américains de LC à Paris
- Marta Sequeira (Portugal) : Towards a public space. Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin tradition in the modern city
docomomo International would like to congratulate Ingrid Guerrero and Marta Sequeira for the award!