Christophe Hutin Architecture
Christophe Hutin is an architect, lecturer, and researcher at the Bordeaux School of Architecture. For several months after completing school, he studied and documented the townships and squatter camps in Soweto near Johannesburg. This experience inspired the book L’Enseignement de Soweto, which was published by Acte Sud and co-written with Patrice Goulet. Hutin is the founder and coordinator of the Eunic Studio in Johannesburg (2008-2010). These workshops are exchanges between architects, residents, teachers, and students on issues of contemporary urban development in critical locations. Specializing in sustainable architecture based on the construction economy, he has carried out numerous housing and cultural projects. He is laureate with the architects Anne Lacaton, Jean-Phillippe Vassal, and Frédéric Druot of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2019. Christophe Hutin will represent France at the 17th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2021 with his project Les communautés à l’œuvre.