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Legendre / Avenier Cornejo Architectes

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OMA Breaks Ground on BMVR Library in Caen

Courtesy of OMA
Courtesy of OMA

Construction has begun on OMA’s competition-winning proposal for the BMVR (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale) Library in northern France. Located at the tip of a peninsula in an old industrial port area of Caen, the 13,000 square meter public library is shaped by four protruding wings that point towards four of the city’s landmarks: l'Abbaye aux Hommes, l'Abbaye aux Dames, the train station to the south and a new urban development to the west.

More on BMVR after the break...

Cenon / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Habiter Autrement, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
  • Location: 5 Rue Pierre Mendès France, 33150 Cenon, France
  • Architects In Charge: Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais / Jean Nouvel
  • Project Managers: Sandrine Forais, Elise Camus
  • Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members: Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area: 6852.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault

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Michel de Montaigne Middle School in Lormont / art'ur architectes

  • Architects: art'ur architectes
  • Location: 15 Rue Michel de Montaigne, 33310 Lormont, France
  • Client: Gironde Department General Council
  • Area: 5567.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: 11h45

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Plein Soleil / rh+ architecture

  • Architects: rh+ architecture
  • Location: 15 Rue Riquet, 75019 Paris, France
  • High Environmental Quality: RFR éléments
  • Structure: EVP Ingénierie
  • Electricity / Ventilation / Economist: TECH Ingénierie
  • Façade: T/E/S/S atelier d’ingénierie
  • General Contractor: Capaldi Construction
  • Area: 2560.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Luc Boegly

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Aimé Césaire Media Library / G+ Architectes

  • Architects: G+ Architectes
  • Location: 58 Rue des Jonquilles, 63112 Blanzat, France
  • Principal Architect: Paul Gresham
  • Associate Architect: Stéphane Barbotin
  • Project Architect: Michaël Neri
  • Area: 1400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Christophe Camus & Paul Gresham & Michaël Neri

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Lormont Housing / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Habiter Autrement, Ateliers Jean Nouvel
  • Location: 44 Quai Chaigneau Bichon, 33310 Lormont, France
  • Architects In Charge: Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais / Jean Nouvel
  • Project Manager: Aude Lerpinière
  • Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members: Aimée Lau, Lina Lagerström, Félix Medina Mathilde Jauvin, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area: 3514.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Philippe Ruault

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32 houses in Poitiers / Lanoire & Courrian

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Nova Green / Agence Bernard Bühler

  • Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
  • Location: Avenue Emile Counord, Bordeaux, France
  • Consulting Engineers: COUTANCEAU (Béton) VIVIEN (Thermique) MEILHAN-BORDES (VRD)
  • Area: 3997.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Vincent Monthiers

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Jean Moulin School / Prinvault Architectes

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  • Architects: Prinvault Architectes
  • Location: 1 Rue Albert Schweitzer, 27300 Bernay, France
  • Architect In Charge: Prinvault Architectes
  • Design Team: Sophie Abou-Haidar, Camille Marchand, Denis Milhaud, Antoine Marro
  • Area: 747.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: David Cousin-Marsy

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Multimodal Interchange / Tetrarc Architects

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  • Architects: Tetrarc Architects
  • Location: 4 Avenue du Commandant l'Herminier, 44600 Saint-Nazaire, France
  • Architect In Charge: Tetrarc Architects
  • Project Director: Romain Cateloy
  • Project Manager: Claude Jolly, J.P Mace
  • Architect Designer: Florent Delaboudinière
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

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