Henri Gaudin

Henri Gaudin (born 25 September 1933) is an award-winning French architect.

Henri Gaudin
Born25 September 1933
Paris, France
ResidenceBelleville, Paris, France
Alma materÉcole des Beaux-Arts
RelativesPaul Arzens (cousin)

Early life

Henri Gaudin was born on 25 September 1933 in Paris, and he grew up in La Rochelle.[1] Paul Arzens was his cousin.[1]

Gaudin graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts.[1]


Gaudin designed the nursery and primary schools in Souppes-sur-Loing with Charles Maj in 1970.[1] In 1980, he designed building in Maurepas and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.[1]

With his son Bruno, Gaudin renovated the Stade Sébastien Charléty in Paris.[1] They also redesigned the Guimet Museum in 2001.[2]

Gaudin became a professor of architecture at the École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Versailles in 1987.[3]

Gaudin turned down the Grand prix national de l'architecture in 1988.[1] However, he accepted the 1994 Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent, which he was awarded with his son Bruno for their design of the Stade Sébastien Charléty.[1]

Personal life

Gaudin resides in Belleville, Paris.[1]


  • La cabane et le labyrinthe (éditions Mardaga, 1984)
  • Seuil et d'ailleurs (éditions du demi-cercle, 1992)
  • Naissance d'une forme (éditions Norma, 2001)
  • Considérations sur l'espace (éditions du Rocher, 2003)
  • Hors les murs (éditions Nicolas Chaudun, 2012)


  1. Borgia, Marie (8 April 1995). "Henri Gaudin : l'architecte hors du sens commun". Libération. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. Leboucq, Brice (2002). "Entretien avec Henri Gaudin". Études. 396 (4): 509–520. Retrieved May 17, 2017 via Cairn.info.
  3. "Henri Gaudin". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
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