British and French architects compete with designs in Bordeaux vinyards

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Norman Foster and his great French rival Jean Nouvel separately modernise two Bordeaux wine chateaux within spitting distance of one another.

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Both have won the Pritzker prize, considered the Nobel for architects, and have vied to make their mark with some of the world’s greatest building designs of the modern age. Now Lord Norman Foster, Britain’s greatest living architect, has entered a prize fight with his greatest French rival Jean Nouvel to modernise two Bordeaux wine chateaux almost within spitting distance of one another, reports The Telegraph.