Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Piazza Garibaldi, 80142 , Italy
Area: 21000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peppe Maisto , Courtesy of DPA / Adagp

DC Towers I / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: ,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Michael Nagl

Video: ‘The Competition’ Trailer

Madrid-based architect of Office for Strategic Spaces (OSS) has directed and produced the first documentary focused on the tense process that often characterizes an architectural competition. Appropriately titled The Competition, the film captures a fascinating account on how five world renowned architects – Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster – “toil, struggle and strategize to beat the competition.” The premise is based on a nearly forgotten, 2008 competition for a new National Museum of Art of Andorra, a small Pyrenees country nestled between Spain and , which has yet to be realized.

The Competition is expected to debut in late 2013. Updates will be available on OSS’s website and facebook.

Palais des Sports de Rouen / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: ,
Structure: Khephren Engeniering
Fluids: Alto Ingénierie
Economist: RPO
Acoustic And Lighting: Jean-Paul Lamoureux
Client: La Crea
Site Area: 31,500 sqm
Area: 17,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Final Cad

Dominique Perrault Wins Competition for Esplanade Tower in Fribourg

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Dominique Perrault Architecture, the French practice recently awarded with the opportunity to build a tower called The Blade in Seoul as part of Daniel Libeskind’s master plan, has now been announced as winner of a concept/construction international competition for the Esplanade Tower in downtown , Switzerland.  The high rise is part of regeneration project of the Swiss Federal Railways at the site of the former Pilettes Station.

More after the break.

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Located in , the Piazza Garibaldi, designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture, is one of the most important and complex transportation hubs in the Neapolitan transportation system. This infrastructure project, which includes a metro station, offers the opportunity to upgrade this lively urban space bustling with activity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Olympic Tennis Centre / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: , Spain
Client: Madrid Espacios y Congresos
Engineering: Perrault Projets, Paris (architectural engineering); TYPSA, Madrid (structure and installations)
Project Manager: LKS, Madrid
Site Area: 16.5 ha (40.77 acres)
Built Area: 100,000 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Georges Fessy

The Blade / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Dominique Perrault has been selected to build a tower within the future Yongsan International Business Center in , whose master plan was designed by Daniel Libeskind. The tower, called The Blade, will reach 300 meters high. More images and architect’s description after the break.

Arganzuela Footbridge / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Parque de la Arganzuela, , Spain
Engineering: MC2 – Julio Martínez Calzón (stucture) /  TYPSA (mechanical engineering)
Built area: Footbridge 150 m (section 1) 128 m (section 2) length, 5 to 12 m width
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Ayuntamiento de Madrid 

Conference and Exhibition Center / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The winning proposal for the conference and exhibition center in Leon, by Dominique Perrault Architecture stands on the grounds of the old Sugar Santa Elvira and involves the transformation of the main building of the former sugar in Congress Hall (Grand Palais) and the creation of an Exhibition center located to the east side of the Palace of Congress. More images and architects’ description after the break.

La Liberté / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: ,
Associated Architect: Oving Architekten
Engineering: Dijkhuis Groningen (structures), Zonderman B.V. (electrical engineering), Feenestra (heating and ventilation systems), Gevekebouw B.V. (general contractor)
Client: Christelijke Woningstichting Patrimonium
Site Area: 10,230 sqm
Built Area: 23,400 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Jim Ernst, Mark Sekuur / Prima Focus

FFS Train Station District / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The project for the FFS Train Station District by Dominique Perrault Architecture was born from a simple action: covering the small station of -Muralto by a large balcony platform on Lake Maggiore. So, on the infrastructure, lays a large public space, the Piazza Grande, an void space that allows to freely cross the city and create a new centrality. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Hotel ME Barcelona / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Location: , Spain
Partner Architects: Corada Figueras Arquitectos
Local Architect: AIA Salazar-Navarro
Engineering: Perrault Projets (architectural engineering) BOMA Robert Brufau i Associats (structure), AIA Salzar-Navarro (fluids), Querol & Colomer (acoustics consultant)
Project Manager: Tag Management
Technical Controller: Socotec Iberia
Client: Hoteles Sol-Melia
Total Floor Area: 29,334 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: André Morin, Miguel de Guzman

Citylights / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Dominique Perrault Architecture shared with us their winning proposal in the international architecture competition launched by General Electric Capital Real Estate for the requalification of the Pont de Sèvres Towers. Their design response, which could at first appear minimalist, proposes a luminous landmark for one of the most ambitious programs in the service sector of the Western Paris area. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Ewha Womans University / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: ,
Partners: Baum Architects, Seoul
Engineering: Perrault Projets, Paris (Architectural Engineers); VP&Green Ingenerie, Paris (Structural Engineers); HL-PP Consult, Munich (Building Services); Jean-Paul Lamoureux, Paris (Acoustic), Rache-Willms, Aix-la-Chapelle (Facades)
Consultant: Jeon and Lee Partners, Seoul (Structural Engineer), HIMEC, Seoul (Mechanical Engineer), CG E&C, Seoul (Civil Engineer), CnK Associates, Seoul (Landscape)
Built Area: 70,000 sqm
Completion: 2008
Photographs: André Morin

Albi Major Theatre / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The winning proposal for the Major Theatre, designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture, aims at transforming the texture of the city as well as its cultural influence. Appearing as an outstanding architectural symbol, on the outskirts of the historic center, the architects gave priority to the presence of the Major Theatre instead of the cinemas, in order to organize around it a network of public spaces and of cultural facilities. Therefore, the Major Theatre will be its center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

DC Towers I + II / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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The design of the two high-rise towers for the Donau-City in by Dominique Perrault Architecture represents the concluding phase of a development extending over several decades: on what was originally a municipal rubbish tip the UNO-City was erected (1973–1979), tentative plans to hold the 1995 Vienna-Budapest EXPO here were soon abandoned, as a result architects Krischanitz and Neumann (commissioned by WED AG) produced an urban design masterplan for the area in 1992. The outcome is an entirely new urban district with a diverse range of functions. More images and architects’ description after the break.