RAG // AAVP – Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture Antonio Virga Architecte

Location: Paris, France. Architect: AAVP – Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture Antonio Virga Architecte. To recreate an identity specific to the residence of Portugal in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris and for a better recognition of it in the city, we have developed an accentuated work on the facades: the bodies of existing housing buildings […]

Quinconces Cultural Complex // Babin + Renaud

Location: Bordeaux, France. Architect: Babin + Renaud. The Quinconces cultural complex in Le Mans, designed by Éric Babin and Jean-François Renaud, has become an important part of the town’s cultural and social life since its opening. The building is located between the Esplanade des Quinconces and Place des Jacobins, and stands across from the law […]

PRADO // Atelier Florence Gaudin

Location: Paris, France. Architect: Atelier Florence Gaudin. For a technically challenging project involving acoustics and air treatment, a patchwork approach was used to manage sound absorption with varying spectrums while also visually animating the space. Photo credit: François Fleury.

Pontivy Medialibrary // Opus 5

Location: Pontivy, France. Architect: Opus 5. The media library is located in East, West and South, offering a peaceful view and a quiet atmosphere to concentrate and read. It is composed of three layers: a thin crossbars layer, a glass box layer, and an opaque layer. The light penetrates the building from everywhere and animates […]

Pôle Victor Hugo // Jean-Pascal Clément

Location: Saint-Raphaël, France. Architect: Jean-Pascal Clément. The Saint-Raphaël Multiplex consists of two underground levels with 150 parking spaces, a bus station with 10 platforms, passenger waiting areas, and seven cinemas with a total capacity of 1350 seats. The site is located near a railway line, making it particularly sensitive. The project is made up of […]

Pierresvives // Zaha Hadid Architects

Location: Montpellier, France. Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects. The pierresvives building for the department de l’Herault is the unification of three institutions – the archive, library and sports department – within a single envelope. The design is reminiscent of a large tree-trunk that has been laid horizontally. The front of the building contains all the public […]

Pavillon de la Culture et du Patrimoine // A+Architecture

Location: Saint-Gilles, France. Architect: A+Architecture. The Halles de Saint-Gilles, built in 1912, are a historic public building that have lost their commercial activity due to modern lifestyles and the rise of large-scale retail. However, the building’s architectural quality remains intact. The challenge of the project is to bring public activity back to the building and […]

Paris La Défense Arena // 2Portzamparc

Location: PARIS LA DEFENSE, France. Architect: 2Portzamparc. The Stadium “Paris La Défense Arena” project is the largest indoor multipurpose facility with variable capacity in France. It is located in the town of Nanterre, feet of the “Grande Arche” of La Défense and is designed to host the rugby team “Racing-Metro 92”, the French rugby legend […]

Parc Musée de la Mine du Puits Couriot (42) // gautier+conquet

Location: Saint-Étienne, France. Architect: gautier+conquet. The Couriot site is deeply rooted in history and landscape, and its importance in industrial development on a national scale has justified its classification as historical monuments. The reorganization of the museum can be laid around two main axes: preservation of a landscape offering a feeling of abandonment and reinforcement […]

Palais de Tokyo // Lacaton & Vassal

Location: Paris, France. Architect: Lacaton & Vassal. The Palais de Tokyo was built for the 1937 International Exhibition and was originally the Museum National d’Art Moderne until 1974. After various programs occupied the building, it became a large black box that did not fit its location. A project to rehabilitate it as a “Palais du […]

Opera de La Bastille // Piero Castiglioni

Location: Parigi, France. Architect: Piero Castiglioni. In 1984, the demolition of the Gare de la Bastille marked the beginning of the construction of the new Opera building. The building is located in a low-rise neighborhood and blends in with its surroundings despite its impressive architectural and urban impact. The lighting system designed for the Grande […]

Novancia business school // Architecturestudio

Location: Paris, France. Architect: Architecturestudio. The restructuring and extension of Advancia business school in Paris was entrusted to AS.ArchitectureStudio. The building features a property complex including classrooms, offices, 3 amphitheatres, a 260-seat auditorium, a resource centre, a recording studio and food and beverage areas. It is characterised by the refined design of glass facades composed […]

Nouvel Odéon Cinema // Matali Crasset

Location: Paris, France. Architect: Matali Crasset. The Nouvelle Odeon is a contemporary cinema designed by Matali Crasset for Haut & Court in Saint-Germain-des-Près. It was bought by Haut et Court in March 2009 and renovated with the support of the City of Paris, the CNC, and the Ile-de-France region. It has 120 seats and is […]

New UGC Vélizy 2 multiplex cinema // Atelier d’Architecture Lalo

Location: Vélizy-Villacoublay, France. Architect: Atelier d’Architecture Lalo. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and UGC have collaborated to create a new multiplex cinema in a shopping gallery. The cinema has 18 theaters and 3,800 seats, and is designed with suspended decks in a curved glass envelope. The interiors are subdued with black ceilings and raw materials and sleek finishes are […]

New National Archives of France // Studio Fuksas

Location: Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, France. Architect: Studio Fuksas. The New National Archives of France is a complex designed to enhance the geographical and architectural landscape of the area Pierrefitte sur-Seine Saint Denis. It is composed of two main “bodies”: one that extends horizontally, “suspended, lightweight, transparent” and the other with a tension in height, “anchored to the […]

MUS // AAVP – Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture + Heureux Architectes

Location: Suresnes, France. Architect: AAVP – Vincent Parreira Atelier Architecture + Heureux Architectes. The MUS René Sordes, a museum of urban and social history, has been added to the existing train station in Suresnes, France. The extension is a concrete monolith that serves as a base for the station and creates an elevated terrace for […]

Multiplexe cinématographique de Draguignan // Jean-Pascal Clément

Location: Draguignan, France. Architect: Jean-Pascal Clément. The CGR Multiplex has opened in the Pôle Chabran area of Draguignan, providing the city with a modern cinema complex featuring seven screens with a total of 1,350 seats. The cinema is equipped with immersive sound and 3D technology, and its design is closely linked to the location and […]

Mucem CCR // Corinne Vezzoni & associes

Location: Marsiglia, France. Architect: Corinne Vezzoni & associes. The Mucem Conservation and The Source Centre (CCR) was built on a brownfield site in La belle de mai, Marseille, as part of the city’s cultural development. The architectural practice of Corinne Vezzoni and partners/AURA won the competition to design the building in 2004. The CCR is […]

MuCEM // Rudy Ricciotti Architecte

Location: Marsiglia, France. Architect: Rudy Ricciotti Architecte. The MuCEM is a national museum located at the entrance to the Old Port of Marseille, dedicated to the cultures of the Mediterranean. It will be inaugurated in 2013, coinciding with Marseille being the European Capital of Culture. The museum will focus on the cultures of the Mediterranean […]