“The architecture of Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart is measured, accurate in its insertion and impeccable in its execution. But this is only one facet of their work. Their perfectly controlled artefacts are not just functional, rational objects. They are also very precise, efficient and active “urban sensors”. They are designed to elicit lasting emotions and fuel our imagination. A study of their major buildings and projects shows how, whilst working within the discipline of architecture and its fundamentals – plan, section, façade – and maintaining the focus on functional requirements, these architects open their projects up to a new and what might be called ‘fictional’ dimension.” Dominique Boudet, “JEAN MARC IBOS MYRTO VITART / ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY”

Jean-Marc Ibos (1957) studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-arts, in Nanterre, and graduated in 1982.        

Myrto Vitart (1955) studied architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-arts, in Paris, and graduated in 1984.

 

Jean-Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart teamed up to create Ibos & Vitart office in 1990. The Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, first completed work of the studio, earned the architects international recognition. They received the Equerre d’Argent Award in 1997, as well as the DuPont Benedictus Award in 1998. Many studies follow, from institutional or private commissions, and distinguished realizations as the Maison des Adolescents in Paris (2005), the Archives Départementales d’llle-et-Vilaine in Rennes (2006), the Médiathèque André Malraux in Strasbourg (2008) or their first important residential building in Boulogne-Billancourt (2015). In 2017, they won the international competition for the extension of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Quai d’Orsay, in Paris. In 2016, Ibos and Vitart were awarded the French Grand Prix national de l’architecture for their work as a whole.

 

Awards

2017   Commandeurs de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

2016   Grand Prix national de l’architecture

2008   Prix architecture Bretagne for the Departmental Archives

2002   Chevaliers dans l’Ordre National du Mérite

1998   DuPont Benedictus Award for the Palais des beaux-arts de Lille

1997   Equerre d’argent  Award for the Palais des beaux-arts de Lille

1993   Prix Dejean 1902- Médaille d’Argent of the  Académie d’architecture

1984   Jean Marc Ibos, Winner of the “Villa Médicis Hors les Murs“

1983   Jean Marc Ibos, Winner of the “Albums de la jeune architecture” assigned by Ministry of Housing

1983   Jean Marc Ibos, Winner of the “Albums de la jeune architecture” assigned by Ministry of Housing

1982   Jean Marc Ibos, Winner of the “Programme architecture nouvelle“(PAN XII)

 

Teaching

From 2009  Jean Marc Ibos, Professor at Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture et de paysage de Lille

2002 2005   Jean Marc Ibos, Professor at Teschnische Universitat, Berlin

19942006   Jean Marc Ibos and Myrto Vitart, Visiting Professors notably at Columbia University, NYC             (2000/2001), at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne – EPFL (2006)           

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