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Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema in Paris, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Metropolis Communication

The project’s concerns:

In 2011, the Gaumont-Pathé group decided to renovate the existing building in order to upgrade the cinemas and to improve user comfort. This was part of a broader scheme to gradually update the image of their chain of cinemas, which often occupy exceptional, city-centre sites, but suffered from being seen as old-fashioned.

The aim is to transform them into high-quality cultural venues, animated day and night, and suffi ciently fl exible to accommodate a varied programme, mixing cinema with other cultural events: the image of the city cinema was to be entirely rethought.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (Manuelle Gautrand)
  • Project: Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Guillaume GUERIN, Luc Boegly
  • Client: GAUMONT-PATHÉ
  • Design Team:

    • ON: lighting design
    • T/E/S/S: facades
    • KHEPHREN INGENIERIE: structure
    • INEX: services and lifts
    • PEUTZ: acoustics
  • Other Consultants: 
    • GETRAP: Project manager, site phase

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PEM VITRE in France by TETRARC

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: TETRARC

The Multimodal Interchange project in Vitré comprises the creation of:

– A pedestrian footbridge in Vitré Station, spanning the railway

– An underground car park with 620 spaces, constructed in two phases, and an overhanging pedestrian footbridge, connecting the first footbridge to the “Place de la Victoire” (Victory Square) and thus creating a pedestrian thoroughfare from this square to the Station’s north car park

 

Image Courtesy © TETRARC

  • Architects: TETRARC
  • Project: P.E.M Vitré
  • Location: City of Vitré (35) FRANCE
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau, Thomas Vittu & Céline LEJAMTEL
  • Lead Architects: Jean-Pierre Macé, Olivier Perocheau & Julie Goislot
  • Structural eng : BETREC, E2C + SCE
  • Fluid Eng : ICOFLUIDES
  • Gross Built Area: 17 664 m2
  • Completion Year: JUNE 2016               

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25 social housing units in Paris, France by Atelier Téqui Architectes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: METROPOLIS communication

This project is the implementation of an urban strategy based on continuity with the existing built environment. The program is contained within two buildings: the first facing the street, with ground floor + 4 floors, containing seventeen apartments; the second, at the back of the lot, contains an additional eight. The first building opens to the rue Nicolo through façade detached from the ground and creating a passageway toward the center of the city block and to the vertical circulations.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

 

  • Architects: Atelier Téqui Architectes
  • Project: 25 social housing units
  • Location: 16th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Client: Paris Habitat
  • Prime contractor: Atelier Téqui, architect; Incet, engineering firm; Artémise, landscape architecture
  • Surface area: 1,915 m² SHON (adjusted gross floor area) – 1,603 m² SHAB (gross floor area)
  • Cost: €3.7m excluding VAT
  • Calendar: Competition in 2012, delivered in 2016

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Social center, cultural space and esplanade in Nemours, France by Atelier Téqui Architectes

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: METROPOLIS communication

Under the framework of the urban renewal program, the city of Nemours wished to build a social center and a cultural space on the grand esplanade of the Mont Saint-Martin neighborhood. The grouping of a facility of this importance with shops around a reorganized and upgraded public space aims to revitalize activity and strengthen social cohesion. Its central and exposed position help to underscore the building’s function as a public facility.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Atelier Téqui Architectes
  • Project: Social center, cultural space and esplanade
  • Location: Nemours, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Contracting authority/Client: City of Nemours
  • Prime contractor: Atelier Téqui, architect; Yves Saouas, economist; AIA Ingénierie, Structural engineering firm; Amoes, Utilities engineering firm
  • Cost: €2.8m excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 1,733 m² SHON (adjusted gross floor area) – 1,607 m² SU (Usable surface area)
  • Calendar: Competition in 2011, delivered in 2016

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La Belle électrique in Grenoble, France by Hérault Arnod architects

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Electronic music is a new subject for architecture. Most of the times electro nights take place in spaces that were not specially designed for them: clubs or night clubs, warehouses, fields, stadiums… For the Grenoble project, the aim was to invent a specific architectural system for a new type of spectacle and relationship with the public, whilst allowing concerts with a more traditional configuration.

Image Courtesy © André Morin

Image Courtesy © André Morin

  • Architects: Hérault Arnod architects
  • Project: La Belle électrique
  • Location: Grenoble (Isère), France
  • Photography: André Morin
  • Client: City of Grenoble
  • Architectural team: Hérault Arnod Architectes, project manager, Camille Bérar, Project architect et Laetitia Capuano, Local executive architect, Nicolas Ingénierie, Mechanical, Batiserf, Structural enineering, Cabinet Denizou, Quantity surveyor, Ducks Scéno, Design, Lasa, Acoustical
  • Usable Floor Area: 2 790 m2
  • Cost: 6,97 M€ HT
  • Calendar: Competition October 2007, delivery 2015

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New headquarters of Crédit Mutuel de Loire-Atlantique in Nantes, France by AIA Associés, associated with AIA Architectes and Intens-Cité

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: METROPOLIS communication

The basic concept: A light and transparent bank

The question leading to the basic concept underlying this project was: how to offer the highest quality and most efficient ergonomic work spaces possible?  The answer to this question resolved all the other issues facing the operation with regard to its insertion in the urban fabric, its environmental quality and the representation of the activity of banking in a period of financial crisis. Thus, the offices are distributed over three floors forming a thickness of 38 m, organized around two patios. The top floors are comprised of standard offices, and the C-suites, while the ground floor and the lower floors house public and shared functions: exhibition gallery, meeting and reception rooms, café, and restaurant serving the entire site, distributed around a broad atrium. This configuration ensures that all the offices benefit from equivalent spatial qualities and quality lighting. In addition, it fosters optimal communication between occupants and users and easy navigation of the site thanks to looping circulations.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: AIA Associés, associated with  AIA Architectes and Intens-Cité
  • Project: New headquarters of Crédit Mutuel de Loire-Atlantique
  • Location: 10 rue de Rieux 44000 Nantes
  • Photography: Luc Boegly & Guillaume Satre
  • Client: Crédit Mutuel de LACO  /  CIC Ouest
  • Interior architects: AIA Architectes and Mouvement carré (Stéphane Renaud)
  • General engineering and project economy: AIA Ingénierie
  • Facades engineering consultant: Arcora
  • Environment engineering: AIA Studio Environnement
  • Scheduling, overseeing and coordination: AIA Management
  • Surface:
    • New headquarters of Crédit Mutuel de LACO: 14,000 m² (+ 12,000 m² of underground parking)
    • The CIC Restructuring: 16,300 m²
  • Construction costs:
    • € 50m excl. VAT for the LACO (value April 2013)
    • € 27m excl. VAT for the CIC
  • Calendar: Delivered in June 2016

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Les Closiaux in Clamart, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

The building is located in a 1950s residential area in the Paris suburbs. The large sports hall is positioned at the far end of the site, giving the street a degree of amplitude and generating a public space which reinforces the building’s status as a community facility. The volume of the accommodation is in keeping with the houses in the neighbourhood. The fragmentation of the programmes produces a displacement between the two volumes, offering glimpses of the central part of the site and opening up views towards the gardens.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés
  • Project: Les Closiaux
  • Location: Gymnase : 28 Rue des Closiaux 92140 CLAMART / Location : 48,804406 N, 2,270708 E
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Client: Conseil départemental des Hauts-de-Seine / Pôle Bâtiments et Transports / Services des Travaux Neufs et réhabilitations / NANTERRE
  • Architectes assistants: David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Poulat, Chang Zhang, Steve Letho Duclos
  • Competition: Olivier Nicollas
  • Construction site supervision: Olivier Poulat
  • Engineers and consultants:
    • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
    • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
    • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
    • Acoustics: Euro sound project
    • Landscaping: Bruno Kubler
  • Surface: 2596 m2
  • Budget: 7 400 000 €
  • Competition: September 2010
  • Construction documents: from September 2010 to October 2013
  • Construction works: from October 2013 to December 2015

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Courthouse Béziers in France by Ateliers 2/3/4/

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Ateliers 2/3/4/

Open on to the city by nature, more than any other, a public building is an urban component. It signifies, invites, brings the city alive. The court plays on the duality between the urban monumentality of a judicial institution and the serenity necessary to handle delicate cases that affect people’s lives. Between stacks of three layers of rock, as stone blocks in a quarry, extends a landscaped oasis that filters the light, tempers the atmosphere and links the areas accessible to the public. The voids qualify the solids: at each level, projections and patios locate between the blocks. The stepped masses encourage the light to enter, creating internal landscapes to protect the premises from any intrusive view. As such, security of the facades and confidentiality are provided with ease.

Image Courtesy © Charly Broyez

Image Courtesy © Charly Broyez

  • Architects: Ateliers 2/3/4/ (Christine EDEIKINS, Partner)
  • Project: Courthouse Béziers (Construction of the new Court House: High Court, County Court, Commercial court, Employment tribunal)
  • Location: Béziers, 93, avenue du Président Wilson / 34500 Béziers / France
  • Photography: Charly Broyez, WeAreContents
  • Client: APIJ (Agence Publique pour l’Immobilier de la Justice)
  • Team: Sylvain Rety (Project Manager, competition), Camille Etivant (Project Manager, studies), Louis Gilbert (Project Manager, studies), Franck Tillequin (Lead architect, director of the Montpellier office), Cristina Sanchez (Project Manager, contruction site)
  • Consultant Engineer: CET, Frédéric Ménière
  • Landscape designer: Tournesol, Francis Farges
  • Interior and furniture design: Guliver design, Bruno Tainturier
  • SOGEA SUD: General contractor mandatory
  • SNEF: Electricity
  • Thermatic: Heating, ventilation system, plumbing
  • Ground Area: 4 345 m²
  • Floor Area: 8 057 m²
  • Contract Sum: 16.5M€ excl.VAT (2016)
  • Completion: 2016

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Contemporary house in Cannes, France by DRC Studio

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: DRC Studio

This contemporary home designed by Denis Bodino is modeled after a California-­‐style villa. Its pure and simple lines are highlighted by the glass and polished stainless steel, which contrast with rough-­‐hewn natural building materials such as stone, wood and Corten steel.

The property is perched above the city of Cannes, in an exclusive setting with a panoramic view over the surrounding area.

Image Courtesy © Olivier AMSELLEM

Image Courtesy © Olivier AMSELLEM

  • Architects: DRC Studio
  • Project: Contemporary house
  • Location: Cannes, France
  • Photography: Olivier AMSELLEM

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Strasbourg Convention Centre in France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects & Rey-Lucquet et associés

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects

The design for the Strasbourg Palais de la Musique et des Congrès by Austrian architectural firm Dietrich | Untertrifaller and French firm Rey-Lucquet & Associés combines the two existing music halls from the 1970s and 80s with new buildings to create a harmonious ensemble with a distinctive architectural identity. The expansion and general renovation of the convention center involves the construction of a 3,000 m² multifunctional hall, a conference hall for 450 people, and a 520-seat auditorium, the expansion and conversion of two existing concert halls, plus a new rehearsal hall for the Strasbourg Philharmonic orchestra. In December 2016, the recently completed project was nominated for the European Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2017.

Stainless steel arcades, Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

Stainless steel arcades, Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects & Rey-Lucquet et associés
  • Project: Strasbourg Convention Centre
  • Location: F-67000 Straßburg, Pl. Bordeaux, France
  • Photography: Bruno Klomfar
  • Client: Eurométropole de Strasbourg
  • Project management: Heiner Walker (D | U) & Aurélien Vollmar (R-L)
  • Structural engineering: OTE Ingénierie, Illkirch / Serue Ingénierie, Schiltigheim
  • Building engineering: OTE Ingénierie, Illkirch / Serue Ingénierie, Schiltigheim
  • Sustainability & Building physics: Solares Bauen, Strasbourg
  • Cost planning: C2BI, Strasbourg
  • Acoustics: Müller-BBM, München
  • Stage planning: Walter Kottke, Bayreuth
  • Facade planning: CEEF, Ramonchamp
  • Landscape planning: Digitale Paysage, Imbsheim
  • Kitchen planning: Ecotral, Strasbourg
  • Gross Floor Area: ca. 44.500 m² (32,5′ renovation, 12′ new buildings)
  • Capacity: ca. 15.000 visitors
  • Competition: 2011 / 1. Price
  • Construction: 2013 – 2016

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