Arte Charpentier Architectes Unveils Plans for Calais Congress Centre

Exterior plaza at night. Image ©

Nestled into the coastal landscape of Calais on the northern coast of France, Arte Charpentier Architectes have unveiled their design for the 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

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

© Paul Warchol

Architects: Robert Siegel Architects
Location: , 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

ZAP’ADOS / Bang Architectes

© Julien Lanoo

Architects: Bang Architectes - Nicolas Gaudard and Nicolas Hugoo
Location: 87 quai de Lucien L’heureux 62100, ,
Client: Ville de Calais
Engineer: B&R ingénierie
Floor area: 2,760 sqm
Total cost: 1,5M € H.T.
Completion: December 2011
Photographs: Julien Lanoo


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

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

Calais Sporthall / RemingtonStyle


Architects: RemingtonStyle – Pierre Frinault & David Jouquand
Location: , France
Project area: 1,600 sqm
Cost: 2 088 000 €HT
Photographs: Clément Guillaume