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Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres

01:00 - 1 October, 2014
Paris Zoological Park / Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres, © Claud Cieutat
© Claud Cieutat

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +44

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

01:00 - 29 September, 2014
Andrée Chedid Media Library / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates, Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates
Courtesy of D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates
  • Architects

  • 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 +28

Apartment in Rue de Lille / spamroom

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Apartment in Rue de Lille / spamroom, © Martin Argyroglo
© Martin Argyroglo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
  • Collaborator

    LEAinvent
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +25

Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

01:00 - 25 September, 2014
Galeries Lafayette Department Store / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Vincent Fillon
© Vincent Fillon

© Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon © Vincent Fillon +25

Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Pathé Foundation / Renzo Piano Building Workshop, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé © Michel Denancé +37

European Winners of 2014 Holcim Awards Announced

01:00 - 21 September, 2014
European Winners of 2014 Holcim Awards Announced, Anthropic Park: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation - Saline Joniche, Italy. Image Courtesy of Grupo Aranea
Anthropic Park: Freshwater ecological reserve and remediation - Saline Joniche, Italy. Image Courtesy of Grupo Aranea

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 +28

NiNo House / Hérard & da Costa

01:00 - 20 September, 2014
NiNo House / Hérard & da Costa, © Michel Rigaud
© Michel Rigaud

© Philippe Ruault © Michel Rigaud © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +14

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

01:00 - 19 September, 2014

 

Public Middle School Of Labarthe-Sur-Lèze / LCR Architectes, © Sylvain Mille
© Sylvain Mille

© Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille © Sylvain Mille +45

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

01:00 - 19 September, 2014
Maison P(c)ap(l)ill(ss)on / Guillaume Ramillien Architecture, © Eric Pouyet
© Eric Pouyet

© Eric Pouyet © Eric Pouyet © Eric Pouyet © Eric Pouyet +11

Mantois Technology Centre / Badia Berger Architectes

01:00 - 18 September, 2014
Mantois Technology Centre / Badia Berger Architectes, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura
  • Architects

  • 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 © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +20

Football Playground / Guinée et Potin Architects

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
© Martin Argyroglo
© Martin Argyroglo
  • Architects

  • Location

    2 Ter Quai François Mitterrand, 44000 Nantes, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Florian Carré
  • Design Team

    Anne-Flore Guinée, Hervé Potin architects
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo © Martin Argyroglo +19

Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa

01:00 - 13 September, 2014
Charvot House / Hérard & da Costa, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +27

Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Academy Of Art Crafts (ESMA) / LCR Architectes, © Mathieu Ducros
© Mathieu Ducros
  • Architects

  • Location

    50 Route de Narbonne, 31320 Auzeville-Tolosane, France
  • Area

    78792.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros © Mathieu Ducros +26

Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes

01:00 - 11 September, 2014
Nautical Base Sunken Under a Dune / THE architectes, © S.Chalmeau
© S.Chalmeau
  • Architects

  • Location

    Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France
  • Architect in Charge

    David Juhel, Joachim Seyer
  • Area

    225.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau © S.Chalmeau +23

Boa Canteen / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
Boa Canteen / D’HOUNDT+BAJART Architects & Associates, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +23

AD Classics: Cenotaph for Newton / Etienne-Louis Boullée

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
Exterior view
Exterior view

Section, during the day with interior night effect Exterior view Split plan showing interior and from above Exterior elevation +6

Minuscule clusters of visitors ascend a monumental stairway at the base of a spherical monument rising higher than the Great Pyramid of Giza.  An arc of waning sunlight catches a small portion of the sphere, leaving the excavated entry portal and much of the mass in deep shadow.  Bringing together the emotional affects of romanticism, the severe rationality of neoclassicism and grandeur of antiquity, Etienne-Louis Boullée’s sublime vision for a cenotaph honoring Sir Isaac Newton is both emblematic of the particular historical precipice and an artistic feat that foreshadowed the modern conception of architectural design.  Rendered through a series of ink and wash drawings, the memorial was one of numerous provocative designs he created at the end of the eighteenth century and included in his treatise, Architecture, essai sur l’art.  The cenotaph is a poetic homage to scientist Sir Isaac Newton who 150 years after his death had become a revered symbol of Enlightenment ideals.  

Beyond representing his individual creative genius, Boullée’s approach to design signaled the schism of architecture as a pure art from the science of building. He rejected the Vitruvian notion of architecture as the art of building, writing “In order to execute, it is first necessary to conceive… It is this product of the mind, this process of creation, that constitutes architecture…” (1).  The purpose of design is to envision, to inspire, to make manifest a conceptual idea though spatial forms. Boullee’s search was for an immutable and totalizing architecture. 

Maison De Retraite / Philippe Dubus Architecte

01:00 - 10 September, 2014
Maison De Retraite / Philippe Dubus Architecte, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +25

Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa

01:00 - 9 September, 2014
Maison + Agence / Hérard & da Costa, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Julien Sage-Thomas © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +26