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Rue Losserand / atelier 100architecture

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Elizabeth de Portzamparc Wins Competition to Design Le Bourget Metro Station in Paris

Elizabeth de Portzamparc has won an international competition to design a new railway station in Le Bourget, France. Like Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue's (EMBT), who was recently announced as winner of a similar commission, the Le Bourget is one of four stations that will be built as part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express (GPE) project which seeks to modernize the existing transport network and create an automatic metro that will connect new neighborhoods to Paris.

Elizabeth de Portzamparc’s winning entry will serve three communes: Le Bourget, Drancy and La Courneuve. Flexibility for future programming, station visibility, and the presence of nature are all major influencing aspects of the design. 

More on the winning design, after the break.

Majunga Tower / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

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Music Conservatory in Melun / DE-SO

© Hervé Abbadie
© Hervé Abbadie
  • Architects: DE-SO
  • Location: Melun, France
  • Area: 3170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Hervé Abbadie

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War House / A+B architectes dplg

  • Architects: A+B architectes dplg
  • Location: Montmorency, France
  • Design Team: Bonandrini Pier Paolo, Julien Allegre, Emmanuel Vermande, Clara Georgelin-Conan
  • Partners In Charge: Bonandrini Pier Paolo
  • Structural Engineering: Perrin et associés & ingétudes
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: David Cousin-Marcy photographer

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Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Wins Competition to Design Metro Station in Paris

Grand Paris Express. Image Courtesy of Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue | EMBT
Grand Paris Express. Image Courtesy of Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue | EMBT

Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) and Bordas+Peiro have been announced as winner among five proposals of a two-stage competition to design the future Clichy - Montfermeil metro station in Paris. The competition, organized by the Société du Grand París, is part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express project which seeks to modernize the existing transport network and create an automatic metro that will connect new neighborhoods to the city. 

In addition to the station's design, EMBT’s proposal will provide a new public square for the renewed neighborhood of Clichy-sous-bois that will serve as a symbol of change following the violent riots of 2005. “We want to transform this grey and abandoned area into a vivid and colorful plaza, that will inspire joy and optimism,” stated EMBT. 

More about the winning design, after the break.

Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres

  • Architects: Bernard Tschumi, Veronique Descharrieres
  • Location: 53 Avenue de Saint-Maurice, 75012 Paris, France
  • Research Adviser: Mikaël Mugnier (Landscape architect)
  • Project Manager: Camille Piot (Architect) and Renaud Riboulet (Landscape architect)
  • Landscape Architects: Atelier Jacqueline Osty
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Claud Cieutat, Martin Argyroglo, Mikaël Mugnier

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Andrée Chedid Media Library / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

  • Architects: D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates
  • Location: 156 Rue Fin de la Guerre, 59200 Tourcoing, France
  • Façade Engineering: VS-A
  • Area: 920.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

Apartment in Rue de Lille / spamroom

  • Architects: spamroom
  • Location: Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
  • Collaborator: LEAinvent
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Martin Argyroglo

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Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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European Winners of 2014 Holcim Awards Announced

The Holcim Foundation has announced the European winners of its 2014 Holcim Awards for exemplary sustainable design and construction. In light of the complex and interdisciplinary challenges facing the building industry today, the Jury identified target issues of environmental, social, and economical performance alongside architectural excellence and high transferability as intrinsic objectives in the winning projects.

Teams from Italy, France, and Austria were all selected for approaching the challenges of sustainable construction with innovative creativity and social ethos. Each will share over $300,000 in prize money and will be considered for the global awards.

Read more about the winning schemes after the break...

Anthropic Park: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation - Saline Joniche, Italy. Image Courtesy of Grupo Aranea Public Condenser: Low-cost public university building - Paris, France. Image Courtesy of Muoto Architects Public Condenser: Low-cost public university building - Paris, France. Image Courtesy of Muoto Architects The Commons: Participatory urban neighborhood - Vienna, Austria. Image Courtesy of Arenas Basabe Palacios Arquitectos

NiNo House / Hérard & da Costa

  • Architects: Hérard & da Costa
  • Location: Gyé-sur-Seine, France
  • Area: 385.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Michel Rigaud, Philippe Ruault

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Public Middle School Of Labarthe-Sur-Lèze / LCR Architectes

 

  • Architects: LCR Architectes
  • Location: 1047 Route du Plantaurel, 31860 Labarthe-sur-Lèze, France
  • Area: 7463.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sylvain Mille, David Aubert

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Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)on / Guillaume Ramillien Architecture

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Mantois Technology Centre / Badia Berger Architectes

  • Architects: Badia Berger Architectes
  • Location: Pole DD - IUT Mantes-en-Yvelines, 78200 Mantes-la-Jolie, France
  • Project Lead: Stephane Nikolas
  • Area: 5085.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Takuji Shimmura

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