AWP to announce masterplan for La Défense

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, ’ major business district, is about to undergo a transformation with the help of architecture firm AWP. AWP’s plan was presented to government agencies EPADESA and DEFACTO as well as local communities in November 2012, but will be released to the public for the first time in March. The proposed plan not only updates and adds to the current site: it rethinks and reevaluates what already exists.

More on AWP’s master plan for Le Défense after the break.

Water Treatment Plant / AWP

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Architects: AWP
Location: , France
Design Team: Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, Alessandra Cianchetta
Collaborators: Miguel La Parra Knapman, Joseph Jabbour, David Perez
Client: Communauté d’agglomération
Area: 6,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anna Positano

EPFL Campus Competition Entry / HHF + AWP


HHF and AWP shared with us their proposal for the EPFL Campus in Lausanne, Switzerland. The three pavilions, with a surface area of over 3’000 m2, or about one third of place Cosandey, which is the main open space, have very different potentials of interaction with their surroundings. A vertical organization of the three programs not only minimizes the use of the limited campus surface, but makes use of the specific way that each pavilion interacts with the campus. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Pavilions and Follies of the Parc des Bords de Seine / AWP + HHF

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The series of a pavilions with different public functions and programs by AWP + HHF Architects are part of a future 113 hectare large public green space along the Seine river, in Carrière-Sous-Poissy, at the end station of the RER line A and close the renown Villa Savoye from Le Corbusier. The Park designed by the Paris based landscape architects Agence TER will be a public park and ecological showcase for local residents and a leisure destination for people living in and around Paris. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Jardins de l’Arche / AWP


AWP, a Paris-based architecture firm, was named in July the general contractor for the landscaping of the public spaces and follies situated at the foot of the Grande Arche. The site, located near the future Arena 92 in the Jardins de l’Arche neighborhood, serves as a space for genuine interchange between and Seine-Arche. The urbanists at AWP are equally responsible for a guide plan for Defacto that will enhance the urban space of ’s business district. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Parc Paysager des bords de Seine Proposal / AWP & HHF

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Architecture firms AWP and HHF shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the Parc Paysager des bords de Seine in , . The project consists of three small buildings and 10 follies for the landscape park on the banks of the river Seine. By working along residential neighborhoods, we are invited by this project to come inhabit a large urban room worthy of Paris’ great terraced boulevards. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lantern Pavilion / AWP / Atelier Oslo

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Architects: / Atelier Oslo
Location: Langgata, Sandnes, Norway
Project area: 140 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2010
Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen