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Studio Libeskind Wins Competitions for 2 New Projects in France

16:40 - 22 March, 2017
Studio Libeskind Wins Competitions for 2 New Projects in France, Images by Luxigon and Studio Libeskind
Images by Luxigon and Studio Libeskind

Studio Libeskind has won competitions for two new mixed-use projects in France, the firm announced at the MIPIM world property market conference this past week in Cannes. The first project comprises a retail, conference and transportation center for the city of Nice, while the second will see the firm complete a 150-meter-tall skyscraper in Toulouse.

“With these important projects in two of the main French cities, we unveil our new development strategy to create urban mixed-use buildings. Once completed, both will become new landmarks for Nice and Toulouse. With Studio Libeskind, we are up to great things!” says Philippe Journo, CEO of Compagnie de Phalsbourg, the developer behind both projects.

© Studio Libeskind © Studio Libeskind © Luxigon © Luxigon +11

Arjuzanx Natural Reserve / Inca Architectes + ALEP Landscape

15:00 - 21 March, 2017
Arjuzanx Natural Reserve / Inca Architectes + ALEP Landscape, © Nicolas Castes
© Nicolas Castes

© Nicolas Castes © Nicolas Castes © Nicolas Castes © Nicolas Castes +20

Le Nova Galaxy / HPL Architectes

02:00 - 18 March, 2017
Le Nova Galaxy  / HPL Architectes, © Denis Lacharme
© Denis Lacharme

© Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme © Denis Lacharme +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    422 Avenue de Verdun, 33700 Mérignac, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Thierry Chavanne
  • Area

    4642.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Berges - 28 Social Dwellings / ODILE+GUZY architectes

11:00 - 17 March, 2017
Berges - 28 Social Dwellings / ODILE+GUZY architectes, © David Foessel
© David Foessel

© David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel © David Foessel +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    62 Rue du Dessous des Berges, 75013 Paris, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Julien Odile, Michaël Guzy
  • Area

    3470.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Dominique Perrault Proposes "Island Monument" Plan For the Île de la Cité in Paris

09:30 - 14 March, 2017
© Dominique Perrault Architecture / ADAGP
© Dominique Perrault Architecture / ADAGP

One of two islands in the Parisian Seine, the Île de la Cité is largely known to tourists as little more than the location of such popular destinations as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sainte Chapelle—a fate that belies the island's 2000-year history as the center of Paris. However, now there are plans underway to restore the whole island to its former importance: under Philippe Bélaval, the French Centre for National Monuments has selected Dominique Perrault Architecture to design a 25-year masterplan, titled Mission Île de la Cité, to bring back the island’s relevance as something more than a dissonant collection of tourist destinations.

© Dominique Perrault Architecture / ADAGP © Dominique Perrault Architecture / ADAGP © Dominique Perrault Architecture / ADAGP © Dominique Perrault Architecture / ADAGP +18

Les Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects

04:00 - 13 March, 2017
 Les Tiennes Marcel / Mohamed Omaïs & Olivia Gomes architects, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +21

School Complex in Serris / Ameller, Dubois & Associés

11:00 - 10 March, 2017
School Complex in Serris  / Ameller, Dubois & Associés, © Guillaume Guérin
© Guillaume Guérin

© Guillaume Guérin Courtesy of Ameller, Dubois & Associés © Guillaume Guérin © Guillaume Guérin +28

Gaumont-Pathé Alésia Cinemas / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

09:00 - 9 March, 2017
Gaumont-Pathé Alésia Cinemas / Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin © Guillaume Guerin © Luc Boegly +28

AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres

04:00 - 9 March, 2017
AD Classics: Palais des Papes / Pierre Poisson & Jean de Louvres, An elevation of the palace’s eastern façade by Eugène Viollet Le-Duc. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (Public Domain)
An elevation of the palace’s eastern façade by Eugène Viollet Le-Duc. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (Public Domain)

While the Roman Catholic Church is synonymous with the Eternal City (and Italian capital), the greatest monument from its medieval heyday actually stands in southern France. The relic of the Papacy’s brief departure from Rome, the Palais des Papes (“Palace of the Popes”) in Avignon is the largest Gothic palace ever built. Constructed in two main phases by two of its residents, the Palais des Papes is a grandiose  architectural expression of the wealth and power of the eleven popes who called Avignon their home and base of power.

Photo by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) Bounded by the papal apartments and the two wings of the New Palace, the Cour d’Honneur is substantially larger than the courtyard defined by the cloisters of the Old Palace. ImagePhoto by Jean-Marc Rosier; courtesy of Wikimedia user Ampon (licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0) A 15th Century drawing of Avignon by Étienne Matellange; the Palais des Papes dominates the skyline at the top right. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user Aa77zz (Public Domain) A plan of the Palais des Papes drawn in 1921. The Palais Vieux, or Old Palace, is at the left, while the Palais Neuf, or New Palace, is on the right. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia user François GOGLINS (Public Domain) +19

Halle du Conservatoire des Mécaniques / Patrick Arotcharen architecte

14:00 - 8 March, 2017
Halle du Conservatoire des Mécaniques / Patrick Arotcharen architecte, © Mathieu Choiselat
© Mathieu Choiselat
  • Architects

    Patrick Arotcharen architecte
  • Location

    Toulouse, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Patrick Arotcharen, Cécile Pascual
  • Area

    4888.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kiss Kiss Bank Bank's HQ / Agence Vincent & Gloria Architectes

13:00 - 7 March, 2017
Kiss Kiss Bank Bank's HQ / Agence Vincent & Gloria Architectes, © Arnaud Schelstraete 
© Arnaud Schelstraete 

© Arnaud Schelstraete   © Arnaud Schelstraete   © Arnaud Schelstraete   © Arnaud Schelstraete   +23

Tennis Club in Strasbourg / Paul Le Quernec

10:00 - 6 March, 2017
Tennis Club in Strasbourg  / Paul Le Quernec, © 11h45
© 11h45

© 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 © 11h45 +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Strasbourg, France
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

The Rivesaltes Memorial / Rudy Ricciotti + Passelac & Roques

03:00 - 6 March, 2017
The Rivesaltes Memorial  / Rudy Ricciotti + Passelac & Roques, © M. Hédelin / Région Languedoc-Roussillon
© M. Hédelin / Région Languedoc-Roussillon

© Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire © Kevin Dolmaire +33

House in Challex / Zoomfactor Architectes

02:00 - 4 March, 2017
House in Challex / Zoomfactor Architectes, © Lotfi Dakhli
© Lotfi Dakhli

Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners Among 7 Architects to Design Towers for Paris' La Défense District

12:00 - 1 March, 2017
Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners Among 7 Architects to Design Towers for Paris' La Défense District, Courtesy of Paris La Défense
Courtesy of Paris La Défense

The La Défense district of Paris has announced the proposal of seven new skyscrapers by top architects including Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners and Christian de Portzamparc in an attempt to lure business to the city during a time of economic upheaval in the European markets.

All planned for completion no later than 2022, the new buildings would target international businessmen and researchers, especially those displaced following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France Refurbishment / Atelier Bruno Gaudin + Virginie Bréga

09:00 - 26 February, 2017
Bibliothèque Nationale de France Refurbishment  / Atelier Bruno Gaudin + Virginie Bréga, © Takuji Shimmura
© Takuji Shimmura

© Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura © Takuji Shimmura +27

La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte

13:00 - 25 February, 2017
La Maison Noire / agence anArchitecte, © Pascal Leopold
© Pascal Leopold

© Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold © Pascal Leopold +38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kerénoc, 22560 Pleumeur-Bodou, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Anaïs Nicolas
  • Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Seegmuller Tower / Weber + Keiling Architects

19:00 - 24 February, 2017
Seegmuller Tower / Weber + Keiling Architects, © Florian Tiedje
© Florian Tiedje

© Florian Tiedje © Dorian Rollin © Florian Tiedje © Dorian Rollin +29