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Arte Charpentier Architectes Unveils Plans for Calais Congress Centre

Nestled into the coastal landscape of Calais on the northern coast of France, Arte Charpentier Architectes have unveiled their design for the Calais Congress Centre, a hub for cultural and social activity in the bustling city. Located along the English Channel, the centre will provide remarkable views of the water and ships entering the city's commercial port. The curvilinear centre will mimic the lush green landscape while echoing the energy of the city with an asymmetrical, ethereal design which includes flexible public space, exhibition halls, meeting rooms, and two hotels all shrouded by an elegant curtain of glass.

Enter the Calais Cultural Centre with images and info after the break

The centre will feature panoramic coastal views. Image © Arte Charpentier Architectes Interior public spaces. Image © Arte Charpentier Architectes Interior cafe. Image © Arte Charpentier Architectes Exterior plaza at night. Image © Arte Charpentier Architectes

U.S. Commercial Port of Entry & Border Station / Robert Siegel Architects

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

Architects: Robert Siegel Architects Location: Calais, ME, USA Project Team: Robert Siegel, Eduardo Ramos, Richard Tobias, Brad Burns, Julien Leyssene, Wayne Walker, Holly Williams, Heather Pfister, Eva Hermoso, Justin Huang, Fatmir Hodzic, Scott Schwarzwalder, Tomonori Tsujita, Kelsey Yates, Rita Afonso Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 100,000 sq ft Photographs: Paul Warchol

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

Illegal Immigration Base In Calais / Hugo Kaici & Felix de Montesquiou

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© Architecte D.E.S.A

Architects: Hugo Kaici & Felix de Montesquiou Location: Calais, France Photographs: Courtesy of Hugo Kaici & Felix de Montesquiou

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