Sou Fujimoto was born in Hokkaido in 1971. After graduating from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering at Tokyo University, he established “Sou Fujimoto Architects” in 2000.
In 2015, he won the Invited International Competition for the New Learning Center at Paris- Saclay’s Ecole Polytechnique following the triumph in the International Competition for the Second Folly of Montpellier and “Liget Budapest House of Hungarian Music” in 2014 when he was awarded “The Wall Street Journal Architecture Innovator Award”. In 2013 he became the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the annual summer pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London.
In 2012, he participated for the exhibition at the Japan Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition – “La Biennale di Venezia”, which was awarded “The Golden Lion for Best National Participation”.
Among other multiple awards, he was granted the first prize of the international competition for “Taiwan Tower” and “Beton Hala Waterfront Center” in 2011, and the Grand Prize for “AR Awards 2006” (Children’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation).
His most important works include “the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013” (2013), “House NA” (2011), “Musashino Art University Museum & Library” (2010), “Final Wooden House”(2008), and “House N” (2008).