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CERGY-PONTOISE: Forms and Fictions of a New City

19:30 - 15 June, 2015
CERGY-PONTOISE: Forms and Fictions of a New City

50 years after the adoption of the new cities program, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal recounts the history of Cergy-Pontoise, emblematic of this unique urban and human adventure.

How can we build a landscape city in the 20th century? Who are the founding fathers and the pioneers of this planning policy? What transports for the satellite city? What urban strategies shall be adopted to invent a city of 200,000? How can we encourage citizen participation from the start? How do we continue developing urban planning, with the environmental ambitions of today? What are the conurbation’s future challenges?

Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners

15:00 - 15 June, 2015
Chateau Margaux Winery / Foster + Partners, © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

© Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners © Nigel Young / Foster + Partners +29

Huge Fire Damages Basilica of Saint-Donatien in Nantes

10:55 - 15 June, 2015

The Basilica of Saint-Donatien in Nantes has been significantly damaged by a huge fire. As reported by the BBC, the fire started at around 10:30 am local time, and is believed to have broken out on the roof of the building in connection with waterproofing work.

IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

13:00 - 14 June, 2015
IGN and Meteo France Geosciences Center  / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +28

Images from the Much-Anticipated Restoration of Eileen Gray's E-1027

08:00 - 11 June, 2015
Images from the Much-Anticipated Restoration of Eileen Gray's E-1027, Villa E-1027 / Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici. Image © Manuel Bougot
Villa E-1027 / Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici. Image © Manuel Bougot

At long last, after over a decade of project mismanagement and controversial repairs that ignited concerns over historical integrity, restorations have been completed on E-1027, Eileen Gray’s 1929 masterpiece on France’s Côte d’Azur. The house, which heavily influenced the work of Le Corbusier and became an object of his jealous fixation, has a traumatic past that nearly resulted in its loss to history.

Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVK

05:00 - 11 June, 2015
Housing in Rue de Lourmel  / TVK, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +39

XTU’s French Wine Civilizations Museum Set to Open in 2016

06:00 - 5 June, 2015
XTU’s French Wine Civilizations Museum Set to Open in 2016, Wooden Structure. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects
Wooden Structure. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects

The Bordeaux Wine Museum’s wooden structure has been completed, the first step in an ambitious project slated to open in 2016. Designed by XTU Architects, and situated along the coast of the river Garonne in Bordeaux, France, the museum aims to stand as a beacon and “guardian angel” against the skyline of the riverbank. Inspired by the timeless spirit of French wine, the building forms flow in a continuous space without corners, evoking the circular motion that awakens a wine before tasting.

Rendered Exterior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects Exterior Diagram. Image Courtesy of XTU Architects +14

Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department

05:00 - 5 June, 2015
Dior Men Paris / Antonio Virga Architecte + Dior Men Architecture Department, © Olivier Helbert
© Olivier Helbert

© Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert © Olivier Helbert +22

Auneau Cultural Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger

22:00 - 3 June, 2015
Auneau Cultural Center / Architecture Patrick Mauger, © Michel Denance
© Michel Denance

© Michel Denance © Michel Denance © Michel Denance © Michel Denance +22

Gallery: Inside Herzog & de Meuron's Bordeaux Stadium During Its Inaugural Match

16:30 - 2 June, 2015
© Philippe Caumes
© Philippe Caumes

Architectural photographer Philippe Caumes has sent us images from the open match at Herzog & de Meuron's newly completed Bordeaux Stadium in France. Sometimes compared to a classical temple, the all-white, rectangular stadium is distinct with a forest of slender columns touching down on an inviting grand staircase that ushers fans into its 42,000-seat "bowl." Take a look inside, after the break. 

© Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes © Philippe Caumes +56

MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris

16:00 - 1 June, 2015
MGA Proposes World's Tallest Wood Building in Paris, © MGA
© MGA

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) and DVVD has teamed up with REI France developments to propose the world's tallest wood building in Paris. The carbon-neutral proposal, developed as part of the city’s innovative Réinventer Paris competition, aims to alleviate the city's urban housing challenges.

“Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris,” said Michael Green, Principal of MGA. “Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture.” 

Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture

11:00 - 30 May, 2015
Day Care Center / Rh+ Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    17 Rue Gustave Geffroy, 75013 Paris, France
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +24

Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg

05:00 - 30 May, 2015
Carnuta / Daniel Cléris & Jean-Michel Daubourg, © Cleris+Daubourg
© Cleris+Daubourg
  • Architects

  • Location

    Jupilles, France
  • Museographe

    Museographe
  • Scenographic Design

    Klapisch & Claisse
  • Structural Engineering

    Brizot-Masse Ingénierie
  • Elec & Hvac Engineering

    Louis Choulet, Clermont-Ferrand
  • Quantity Surveyors

    Maurice Virtz
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Cleris+Daubourg © Klapisch+Claisse © Klapisch+Claisse © Cleris+Daubourg +21

Moucharabieh New-School / Y.Architectes + Gautier+Conquet

05:00 - 29 May, 2015
Moucharabieh New-School / Y.Architectes + Gautier+Conquet, © Brice Robert
© Brice Robert
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nimes, France
  • Y Architectes

    Yann Fontaine, Yann Drossart, Corinne Drossart
  • Gautier+Conquet

    Dominique Gautier
  • Client

    Nîmes Métropole
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert © Brice Robert +12

La Grande Passerelle / AS.Architecture-Studio

05:00 - 28 May, 2015
La Grande Passerelle / AS.Architecture-Studio, © Hervé Coudrais
© Hervé Coudrais

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +14

Cannes Airport / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes

22:00 - 27 May, 2015
Cannes Airport / COMTE et VOLLENWEIDER Architectes, Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes
Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes
  • Architects

  • Location

    245 Avenue Francis Tonner, 06150 Cannes, France
  • Project Architect

    Pierre-André Comte, Stéphane Vollenweider, Régis Roudil, Marion Grégoire, Marrit Veenstra / SUD EQUIP bureau d'études t.c.e.
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Cortesia de Comte & Vollenweider Architectes

Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes Courtesy of Comte & Vollenweider Architectes +20

Matmut Atlantique Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron

05:00 - 21 May, 2015
©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cours Jules Ladoumegue, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach (Partner in Charge)
  • Area

    77090.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Francis Vigouroux ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan © Francis Vigouroux +9

Housing and Shops Complex / Ameller, Dubois & Associés

03:00 - 20 May, 2015
Housing and Shops Complex / Ameller, Dubois & Associés, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Annemasse, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Philippe Ameller, Jacques Dubois, Philippe de Fouchier, Jean-François Brecq, Catherine Laroche, Stéphane Martin
  • Area

    7400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +14