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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture

A place and not a building

The “grands projects” of the President of the Republic that have been completed up to date are all closely associated with a site, and a history -in a word, a place with a name. The National Library of France is built on a stretch of industrial waste land on the banks of the Seine in the East End of Paris. It represents the starting- point for a complete reconstruction of this entire sector of the 13th district. The institution encompasses within it an element of grandiosity and an element of generosity. If we refer to the urban history of the great monuments which have been the fundamental signs of the city’s thrust toward new territory, the greatest gift that it is possible to give to Paris consists, today, in offering space, and emptiness – in a word, a place that is open, free, and stirring. Accordingly, the enormous building, which is envisaged with architectural emphasis and contentions by way of back-up, is transformed into a project that involves the void. Proposing as it does to the History of France a focus on immateriality and non-ostentation, this is an absolute luxury in thet city. It is this context which engenders the concept of the project.

Image Courtesy © Georges Fe

Image Courtesy © Georges Fe

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF FRANCE
  • Location: Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris, France
  • Photography: Georges Fessy, Vincent Fillon
  • Program:
    • Public spaces (public reading rooms 1 556 places, research reading rooms 2 034 places for a total of 3 590 readers for 59 070 m²)
    •  Reception and public services area (23 000 m²)
    •  Conference rooms (3 000 m²)
    •  Stock rooms (71 000 m², ca. 400 km of shelves, 20 million volumes)
    •  Administration (36 000 m²) of which 16 000 m² is office space in the towers
    •  Technical space (35 000 m²)
    •  Underground car park for 700 cars (20 500 m²)
  • Site area: 65 300 m²
  • Built area: 365 178 m²
  • Built volume: 1 500 000 m³ (more…)

BEM PARIS SACLAY in France by OXO Architectes

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Article source: OXO Architectes

Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architectes and Nicolas Laisné Associés, Won the first Prize for the new Learning Centre of the Ecole Polytechnique, in Paris-Saclay.

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES + MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES + MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: OXO Architectes
  • Project: BEM PARIS SACLAY
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Photography: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES + MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS+ RENDERING BY RSI-STUDIO.
  • ARCHITECTS TEAM: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + MANAL RACHDI  OXO ARCHITECTS+ NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES
  • TEAM PROJECT: 
    • SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS (Tokyo, Japan)
      Partner in charge: Sou Fujimoto
      Project manager: Marie de France
    • MANAL RACHDI OXO ARCHITECTS (Paris, France)
      Partenaires-en-Charge: Manal Rachdi
      Project manager: Traian Bompa, Helena Frigola
    •  NICOLAS LAISNE ASSOCIES (Paris, France)
      Partner in charge: Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel
      Project manager: Margaux Desombre
    • CONSULTANT: EGIS BATIMENTS (Paris, France)
      Partner in charge: Patrice Lynch
      Engineers: Alain Collet, Mario Figueiredo, Henri Souchon
    • BET CONCEPTION ET INGENIERIE ENVIRONNEMENTALE: FRANK BOUTTÉ
      CONSULTANTS (Paris, France)
      Project manager: Olivier Puertas
    • ACOUSTICIAN: LAMOUREUX ACOUSTICS (Paris, France)
      Thomas Jourdan
    •  PERSPECTIVE: RSI-studio, Manal Rachdi Oxo architectes. Nicolas Laisné associés.
  • TYPE: Restricted competition
  • SURFACE: 10 000 m²
  • BUDGET:  € 32.5M
  • STATUS: First prize.

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Saint-Denis Pleyel Emblematic Train Station in Paris, France by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

Kengo Kuma & Associates won the first prize for the competition “Saint-Denis Pleyel Emblematic Train Station” in Saint-Denis, France.

The train station will be the first stone of a future global urban project in the site of Saint-Denis Pleyel. It will enable the site and the city to increase its metropolitan scale significantly. The project is designed as a unique opportunity to open up the district by connecting the two sides of the city over a huge railway network of the Parisian North station. The station becomes an extension of the public spaces on many levels. Multiple levels continue in spiral, so the station functions as a complex that brings in streets in vertical layer. Steel frames that evoke rail tracks are used in the curtain wall and many other parts of the structure, to emphasize the passage of time and history. This approach will make people be aware that the station is theirs and give them pleasant passing-by every day, connected with the network of the city.

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Saint-Denis Pleyel Emblematic Train Station
  • Location: Saint-Denis – Paris, France
  • Developer: Société du Grand Paris
  • Total floor area: 45 000 m2
  • Height: 5 stories above ground and 4 below
  • Quantity Surveyor: LTA
  • Landscape design: AC&T Paysage
  • Lightning design: 8’18’’
  • Acoustician: PEUTZ &Associés
  • Sustainibility: AIA Studio Environnement
  • Façade engineer: RFR

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Tasting centre and observation tower at Château Gruaud-Larose in Médoc, France by LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES

There is now a tower overlooking the countryside in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, at Gruaud Larose. This is 21 metres tall, has an overhang, and is built in a harmonious style with right angles. It appears enigmatic when seen from afar.

While it was being built, some people said that that this would be tallest palombière (wood pigeon hunting hide) in the Médoc…

Image Courtesy © Edouard Decam

Image Courtesy © Edouard Decam

  • Architects: LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES
  • Project: Tasting centre and observation tower at Château Gruaud-Larose
  • Location: Château Gruaud Larose – Saint-Julien Beychevelle – Medoc (33), France
  • Photography: Edouard Decam
  • Client: SEA Gruaud Larose (33)
  • Project management: Sarl Lanoire & Courrian (architects mandatories), project manager : Sabine Bricard / TERRELL Ingenierie, BET structure et BETA Fluides, BET Fluides
  • Surface: 290 m2
  • Planning: Sketch 2008, delivery september 2014
  • Environmental certification: RT2012
  • Cost: 1,8 M€ excl. tax

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MIWA in Paris, France by Fumihiko Sano / studio PHENOMENON

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Article source: Fumihiko Sano / studio PHENOMENON

1981   Born in Nara

At the construction company, dealing with traditional Japanese style, studied  technique, material, and culture as a carpenter after the graduation from a high school.

Participates in construction of a tearoom, a Japanese restaurant, a Japanese hotel, the State Guest house,and etc.

2011   Established Fumihiko Sano studio PHENOMENON.

Dealing with the design and installation by making the best use of what learned as carpenter and Modern sence.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shimokawa / Nacása&Partners Inc

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shimokawa / Nacása&Partners Inc

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano / studio PHENOMENON
  • Project: MIWA
  • Location: 12 rue Jacob ,Paris ,France
  • Photography: Daisuke Shimokawa / Nacása&Partners Inc
  • Construction:Sagara builder/Tsumiki drawing builder
  • Wood cooperation: Higashishirakawa village forest association/Higashisirakawa Lumber cooperative
  • Ceremony for sanctifying ground: Oomiwa shrine
  • Concept direction: Takeshi Sato / Rightning Paris
  • Tool direction: Hirotoshi Maruwaka/ Maruwakaya
  • Antique direction: Shouun Oriental Art
  • Reception / origata direction: Keisyousai Ogasawara/Ogasawara ryu reihou
  • Site area: 15.6 m²
  • Completion: 11/ 2012

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OFFICE BUILDING in Nice, France by Nicolas Laisné & Dimitri Roussel

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Article source: Nicolas Laisné & Dimitri Roussel

The NL*A Agency in Paris, working in partnership with property developer PITCH PROMOTION, has won a competition to build an office block in Nice.

NL*A Paris, engineering consultants GRONTMIJ, Le Sommer Environnement and TANGRAM Paysage have been selected to design a 6,400 m² office block with 600 m² of floor space for commercial units on the ground floor. 

Image Courtesy © Tamàs Fischer

Image Courtesy © Tamàs Fischer

  • Architects: Nicolas Laisné & Dimitri Roussel
  • Project: OFFICE BUILDING
  • Location: Nice, France
  • SURFACE AREA: 7000 m2 Sdp
  • LOCATION: Nice, France
  • STATUS: Winner
  • Architects in charge: Julie Siol, Stella Buisan,  Aglaé Boukouvalas, Leticia Martinez Velasco
  • ENGINEER : GRONTMIJ (Nice, France)
  • DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING : LE SOMMER ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris, France)
  • LANDSCAPING : TAMGRAM Paysage (Marseille, France)
  • PERSPECTIVE: Tamàs Fischer

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Home building, ZAC Masséna in Paris, France by Hamonic+Masson & Associés, Comte Vollenweider

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Hamonic+Masson & Associés

Members of the Council of Paris revised the urban regulations for the Masséna- Bruneseau sector in Paris’ southeasterly 13th arrondissement at the city council meeting of Tuesday 16th November 2011. This amendment will allow the construction of residential towers measuring 50 metres tall, and of office blocks measuring up to 180 metres tall.

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

Image Courtesy © Takuji Shimmura

  • Architects: Hamonic+Masson & AssociésComte Vollenweider
  • Project: Home building, ZAC Masséna
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Takuji Shimmura, Milène Servelle
  • Associate architect: Comte Vollenweider
  • Engineering and quantity surveying: Sibat
  • Urban planner: Ateliers Yves Lion
  • Urban projects developer: Sémapa (more…)

Fire and Rescue Centre in Rennes, France by LAN Architecture

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: LAN Architecture

The fundamental idea of this project lies at the exact intersection of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture. We directly considered the urban character of this project as a crucial point, in light of the scale and the impact of the intervention on the surrounding area in future. This project represents the exceptional opportunity to delineate a very special identity. An identity that incorporates concepts like ecologic engagement, energy conservation, passive construction, community interests, social mixture, awareness of the qualities of the landscape, water resource management and preservation of biodiversity along with immutable concepts such as beauty, attractiveness, allurement, atmosphere and poetry.

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Fire and Rescue Centre
  • Location: Francois Chateau avenue, Rennes, France
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Team: LAN (mandatory architect), Bureau Michel Forgue (economist), Terrell (structure, fluid and facades), Lamoureux (acoustics), Klein (OPC)
  • Client: ConseilGénérald’IlleetVilaine
  • Project: Construction of a fire and rescue center and the departmental fire and rescue services
  • Site area: 15,719 m²
  • Floor Area: 8,516 m²
  • Budget: € 11.3 M excl. VAT
  • Competition: 2013

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HELIOS, home to the French National Solar Energy Institute (INES) in Chambéry, France by Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédéric Nicolas

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédéric Nicolas

Located at the southern end of the Savoie Technolac science and technology park in the city of Chambéry, HELIOS is home to the head offices of the National Solar Energy Institute (INES) whose aim is to promote the development of solar energy. Delivered in December 2013, the building houses the institute’s laboratories, the directors’ offices, as well as the administrative services and training department, covering an area of 7,500 sq.m. The building, which is home to all the divisions working to promote and develop solar energy, showcases the design and implementation of these new concepts and techniques. The energy requirements listed in the 2007 call for tender were used as the driving force behind the project.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros

  • Architects: Atelier Michel Rémon + Agence Frédéric Nicolas
  • Project: HELIOS, home to the French National Solar Energy Institute (INES)
  • Location: Avenue du Lac Léman, Bourget du Lac, Chambéry (73), France  
  • Photography: Mathieu Ducros
  • PROJECT NAME: HELIOS, Direction et laboratoires de l’Institut National de l’Énergie Solaire à Chambéry sur le site Savoie Technolac (the INES head offices and laboratories in Chambéry at the Savoie Technolac science and technology park)
  • Head architect: Michel Rémon
  • Associate architect: Frédéric Nicolas
  • PROJECT OWNER: Conseil Général de Savoie

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A mixed use building in Nancy, France by Anne DEMIANS

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Article source: Anne DEMIANS

Nancy, A Modern City for Over Three Centuries

Throughout the various periods of its urban development, Nancy’s vision always preceded its architectural commissions. The city suburbs were initially attributed to the original castle town, and in the eighteenth century, a message of unity was asserted at the annexation of Lorraine to the Kingdom of France. And this was an opportunity to highlight the ducal power around an exceptional architecture (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site). At the beginning of the twentieth century, the architecture in Nancy successfully integrated the richness of the École de Nancy in its constructions, just as it was able to promote new ideas on building and construction in the footsteps of the architect and designer Jean Prouvé, who was also mayor of Nancy after the Liberation. This identity and legacy continues today with the reconquest of the riverbanks of the Meurthe: the city of the twenty-first century.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

Image Courtesy © Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD

  • Architects: Anne DEMIANS
  • Project: A mixed use building
  • Location: Avenue du XXème Corps, Quai Sainte Catherine, Nancy
  • Photography: Jean-Pierre Porcher et AAD
  • Contractor / Contracting Authority: CIRMAD
  • Team: Philippe MONJARET, Project Director, Typhaine BLANCHET, Project Manager
  • BET TCE: Pertuy Construction
  • BET Facade: VP Green
  • Perspective: Typhaine BLANCHET
  • Surface Area: 10 200 m2 SHON.
  • Project: BBC – 20, HeE
  • Cost: 15 000 000 € HT

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