Indonesian Young Architect Wins the Coup de Coeur Award



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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - One of Indonesia’s young architects, Nabila Larasati Pranoto (23), won the Coup de Coeur Award in 9th Edition of the Jacques Rougerie Foundation International Competition for her work entitled “A living organism.”

    The award was handed to Nabila by UNESCO’s Justin Ahanhanzo at the Institut de France on Wednesday, January 22. Attending the awarding was the French culture minister M. Franck Riester, Institute de France Chancellor, and ambassadors of the winners’ countries. 

    The young woman who completed her undergraduate and her master’s in architecture at the age of 23, submitted an architecture to empower people living in river banks. 

    Nabila said that the theme featured in the competition is similar to her thesis at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Her thesis, she said, is fictional speculation for survival and empowerment of communities in sea coastlines that depend on the balance of nature of agriculture and fisheries. 

    She highlighted the issue of climate change and its great effect on the most vulnerable communities and took an example of the Mekong River’s delta area that crosses a number of Asian countries.