6. April 2021
Cultural and Sports Center Saint-Blaise, Paris (Photo: Screenshot)
Paris's Bruther, the firm of Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, is the recipient of the seventh biennial Swiss Architectural Award, as announced in early April. Three short films by Daniele Marucci show a trio of the firm's buildings in context and in use.
Since it was established in 2007, the Swiss Architectural Award has given a prize of 100,000 Swiss francs every two years "to architects aged less than 50 who have realized at least three relevant works." For each edition, the competing architects "are nominated to the jury by an international committee of advisors selected among architects and architectural critics of undisputed international reputation."
For the 2020 award, the jury unanimously selected Bruther from among 33 candidates from 19 countries on five continents. The three buildings singled out for the award are the Cultural and Sports Centre Saint-Blaise, Paris (2010-2014); the New Generation Research Centre, Caen (2013-2015); and the Residence for researchers "Maison Julie-Victoire Daubié," Paris (2014-2018). Videos of those buildings follow, but for more information on Bruther winning the 2020 Swiss Architectural Award, visit the award's website.