Crèche D3 / Gayet-Roger Architects

05:00 - 1 May, 2016
Crèche D3 / Gayet-Roger Architects, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia +29

Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux

12:00 - 25 April, 2016
Jean-Paul Viguier Designs a Mixed-Use Timber Frame Tower in Bordeaux, Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
Courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, in partnership with Eiffage and Woodeum, have won the competition for a 57 meter timber tower in the Saint-Jean Belcier district of Bordeaux, France. A tower and two shorter buildings, the 17,000 square meter mixed-use project contains housing, offices, and retail space, and is part of a larger master plan intent on spurring development in the vicinity of the Bordeaux-Saint-Jean railway station. The project name “Hyperion” is a reference to the world’s tallest living tree (a Sequoia sempervirens in Northern California) and emphasizes the proposal’s vanguard use of timber materials.

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Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux

06:00 - 18 March, 2016
Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux, Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.
Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.

Following an invitation by the city of Bordeaux in December 2015, Sou Fujimoto Architects and laisné roussel have revealed their proposal “Canopia”: a mixed-use development, featuring a 50-meter-tall residential building made of wood and offering 199 homes, 3,770m² of office space and 500m² of retail outlets in Bordeaux, France. The tower would be one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. Read more about this project after the break.

Rendered View from Apartment. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. Rendered View From Roof Garden. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. Model. Image © Roberta Donatini Rendered View from Terrace. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. +21

Atelier Zelium / Atelier du Vendredi

02:00 - 16 February, 2016
Atelier Zelium / Atelier du Vendredi, © François Passerini Photographies
© François Passerini Photographies

© François Passerini Photographies © François Passerini Photographies © François Passerini Photographies © François Passerini Photographies +33

Tirepois / FABRE/deMARIEN architectes

03:00 - 14 January, 2016
Tirepois / FABRE/deMARIEN architectes, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +21

Carré Lumière / LAN Architecture

09:00 - 24 November, 2015
Carré Lumière / LAN Architecture, Courtesy of LAN Architecture
Courtesy of LAN Architecture
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de Bègles, 33800 Bordeaux, France
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of LAN Architecture

Courtesy of LAN Architecture Courtesy of LAN Architecture Courtesy of LAN Architecture Courtesy of LAN Architecture +29

Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA

05:00 - 9 July, 2015
Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA, © Cyrille Weiner
© Cyrille Weiner
  • Architects

  • Location

    Maison du projet des Bassins à flot, Quai Armand Lalande, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout Studies
  • Area

    27363.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner © Cyrille Weiner +52

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

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. 

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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

Maison Des Danses / ADH

01:00 - 12 February, 2015
Courtesy of ADH
Courtesy of ADH
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Benoîte Doazan, Nicolas Novello, Stéphane Hirschberger
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Video: Leibar&Seigneurin on their Social Housing Project in Bordeaux

00:00 - 7 November, 2014

Based in Bordeaux and Bayonne, architecture studio Leibar&Seigneurin created a video to introduce their newest social housing project in Bordeaux. They believe that film can represent the fabric of architecture better than photography alone because it captures life and the passage of time. Throughout the video, they discuss their conceptual approach to dealing with this building’s context.

"Tesseract" Explores Higher-Dimensional Geometry at Bordeaux's Semaine Digitale

00:00 - 26 September, 2014
© 1024 Architecture
© 1024 Architecture

As part of the Semaine Digitale, in October Bordaux will host 1024 Architecture's Tesseract, an installation inspired by the so called "four-dimensional cube." Created from no more than ordinary scaffolding, a translucent fabric skin and a series of electronically controlled lights, the installation plays with complex geometrical compositions, as the light beams rapidly create and deconstruct shapes within the outer 10 metre cubic frame.

More on the installation, and 1024 Architecture, after the break

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Ginko Eco-Quarter / La Nouvelle Agence

02:00 - 25 February, 2014
Ginko Eco-Quarter / La Nouvelle Agence, Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence
Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Aït‐Mehdi Samira & Latizeau Sylvain
  • Area

    2150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence

Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence Courtesy of La Nouvelle Agence +24

Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel

01:00 - 6 January, 2014
Armagnac / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean Nouvel
  • Project Manager

    Sandrine Forais, Stéphane Allaire
  • Architectural Consultant

    Jean-Jacques Raynaud
  • Team Members

    Mathilde Jauvin, Aimée Lau, Félix Medina, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger
  • Area

    5418.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault +15

OMA Wins Its First Bridge: Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc

00:00 - 19 December, 2013
OMA Wins Its First Bridge: Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, Image © OMA, Artefactory, Frans Parthesius. Image © OMA
Image © OMA, Artefactory, Frans Parthesius. Image © OMA

OMA has won an international competition to design Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc, a bridge across the river Garonne in Bordeaux, France, that will link the municipalities of Bègles and Floriac. The 44m by 545m bridge, which will act as "a generous new public space" and "an urban planning intervention" for the city, giving priority to pedestrian traffic, is the first to be realized by OMA. It is scheduled for completion in 2018. 

According to Clément Blanchet, director of OMA France, the bridge "is not the ‘event’ in the city, but a platform that can accommodate events of the city [...it] may be the least technical, least lyrical, but [it is] the most concise and effective structural solution.”

The architect's description of the project, after the break...

Clocher / FABRE/deMARIEN Architects

01:00 - 18 November, 2013
Clocher / FABRE/deMARIEN Architects, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau +42

Les Trois Mondes School Group / Joly&Loiret

01:00 - 4 November, 2013
© Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue Xavier Arsène-Henry, 33300 Bordeaux, France
  • Architect in Charge

    erge Joly, Paul-Emmanuel Loiret
  • Area

    5020.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly +40