Paul Andreu, Making Roissy (1938-2018, Year of Entry: 1958)

After graduating from l’X, École des Ponts and École des Beaux-Arts, Paul Andreu quickly made his name as an expert in airport architecture. His main achievements in France are the Nice-Côte d'Azur, Bordeaux Mérignac, Fort-de-France and Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle Airports; the Grande Arche de la Défense monument, designed in collaboration with Otto von Spreckelsen; the Saint-Bon-Courchevel ski jumping stadium for the 1992 Olympic Games; and the French terminal of the Channel Tunnel. He also designed buildings abroad, including the National Grand Theater of China in Beijing, and airports in Turin, Berlin, Madrid, Seoul, Bangkok, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Shanghai and Manila. In 2006, ten years after his election to the French Academy of Fine Arts, Paul Andreu was awarded the Grand Prix du Globe de Cristal (Crystal Globe Awards Grand Prize), the highest distinction of the International Academy of Architecture, which takes place every three years.