Europan 11 Proposal: Effets de Serres / CLIC Architecture

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CLIC Architecture shared with is us their first prize winning proposal in the Europan 11 Competition. Their proposal for , aims to connect, under an always changing seasonal landscape, all metropolitan scales from public space to housing issues, from global to local scales. The design also acts as the multi-modal hub (metro, train) for a three-dimensional subtle interconnection of public space, mobility nods and private business complexes. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Archi«20 Competition Proposal / CLP Architectes

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The proposed pavilion, designed by CLP Arquitectos, for the Archi<20 competition, consisted of 20 m2 of floor space to be constructed in a protected natural area in , Alsace. With a limited budget of 7000 Euros, the commission allowed them to seek for a precise and careful architecture. More images and architects’ description after the break.

ZAP’ADOS / Bang Architectes

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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


DomoLab / ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes

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Architect: ENCORE HEUREUX architectes 
Location: Paris,
Design Team: Gabriel Marly, Pauline Lavagned’Ortigue, Jean-Marie Thouvenin, Maurice Manceau, Jean-Paul Straetmans, Julien Choppin and Nicola Delon
Project Leader:Agathe Chiron
Completion: 2011
Works budget: 3,000,000 €
Client: SAINT GOBAIN Recherche
Client assistant: AURIS
Landscape Architect: Florian Delon
Photographs: Courtesy of ENCORE HEUREUX Architectes


Homage to Architects / Atelier Seraji

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Architects: Atelier Seraji
Location: Lille,
Completion: 2006
Consultants: Tech Ingénierie (engineering),  Martin & Guiheneuf (quantity surveyors)
Client: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Nord-Pas-de-
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas

Ecotourism Center In France / Inca Architectes

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Architects: Inca Architectes
Location: ,
Design Team: Cap Paysage, Arpente, Alpes Structures et Rostain Coste, M. Forgue
Client: Seine et Marne tourisme
Budget: 1,000,000 € H.T
Surface Area: 5400 sqm converted; 250 sqm built
Completion: 2011
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Multimedia Library And HQE Auditorium / deAlzua+ & Atelier 9.81

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Architects: deAlzua+ & Atelier 9.81 
Location: Méricourt,
Design Team: Geoffrey Galand and Cédric Michel; Annabelle Maze, Head of Project; Julien Evrard, operational follow-up; Vanessa Barrois, François Claye
Contracting Owner: Town of Méricourt
Tech.Research.Dept: B&R Engineering
HQE Tech.Research.Dept: Solener
Project Area: 1500 sqm
Budget: €2,500,000 Net
Photographs: Courtesy of deAlzua+ & Atelier 9.81

Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse damaged by Fire

’s Cité Radieuse has been severely damaged fire. The nine-story “vertical village” in , France became a historic monument in 1995 and serves as one of the most important postwar landmarks of modernist architecture.

The fire began Thursday afternoon in a first floor duplex. Firefighters fought over 12 hours to tame the blaze and were able to bring it under control earlier this morning. Many reports state at least eight to eleven homes were destroyed and twenty to thirty were damaged by smoke. All residents were evacuated late on Thursday. Thankfully, no one was critically injured and only five people were treaded in the hospital for minor injuries.

Le Corbusier built the social housing complex between 1947 and 1951. About 1,600 people live it its 334 famous duplex apartments. Some residents have resided in the complex since its inauguration. Many of the inhabitants include middle-class teachers and architects.

It remains unclear on how the fire was started.

Find more information on Unite d’ Habitation here on ArchDaily.

Reference: Le Huffington Post, The Guardian

Cultural Place In Domaine de Bayssan / MDR Architectes

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Architects: MDR Architectes
Location: , France
Photographs: Courtesy of MDR Architectes


Le Connestable / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture

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Architect: Jean Paul Viguier Architecture
Location: ZAC de Bonne, Grenoble,
Contractor: Nexity / Vinci Immobilier
Architect of operations: Tomasini Design
Technical Design Engineering: IBSE ( structure, VRD), GECC AICC (fluides) / Adret ( HQE)
Project Surface Area: 12 100 sq.m . net
Project Date: 2011
Cost: 20 M € HT
Photographs: Renaud Chaignet

Gymnase Canet In Roussillon / MDR Architectes

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Architects: MDR Architectes
Location: Roussillon,
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Gymnastics Building / Heams & Michel Architects

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Architects: Heams & Michel Architects
Location: Tourrette Levens,
Project name: Gymnastics building
Programme: Sport
Engineer: GL Ingénierie
Client: Conseil Général des Alpes Maritimes
Project Area: 240 sqm SHON
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Serge Demailly, Heams & Michel Architects

15 Housings / MDR Architectes

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Architects: MDR Architecte
Location: , France
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of MDR Architectes

Social Housing In Paris / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes


Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Location: Paris,
Client: BNP Paribas Immobilier Résidentiel IDF
Project Team: Justyna Swat, Marcus Himmel, Katja Pargger, Florian Vadjoux, Anna Zottl, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser, Hugo Enlart
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 7,360 sqm
Photographs: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

In Progress: Cite des Arts et de la Culture / Kengo Kuma & Associates

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Architect: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: , France
Associated Architect: Archidev
Client: City of Besançon, Region Franche-Comté
Engineer: EGIS Est
Landscape engineer: L’agence L’Anton et associé
Acoustic engineer: Cabinet Lamoureux
Scenographic engineer: Changement à vu
Quantity survivor: Cabinet Guy Cholley
Environment engineer: Alto
Façade Detail Manufacturers: LAUBEUF
Site area: 23,000 sqm
Total floor area: 11,925 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2012
Photographs: Nicolas Waltefaugle & Stephan Girard

Europan 11 Proposal: ‘Nudge City’ / RIO Agency

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In their Europan 11 Proposal, titled ‘Nudge City’, RIO Agency’s main goal was to build on a critical vision of sustainability as it is often promoted today. In their approach, the urban project cannot be a goal in itself. It has to be a frame of incentives, building on the territory’s ability to attract energies, leaning on individual aspirations to create a sustainable city. Nudges are sparks: public interventions which, designing one use, open way for a tree of possibilities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Europan 11 Proposal: ‘META – Block’ / Loïc Brenterc’h (A.B.A Agency) + Ewan Marin (COT Agency)

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Loïc Brenterc’h (A.B.A agency) + (COT agency) shared with us their Europan 11 Proposal in Toulouse, which won the second prize. Titled ‘META – Block: A Toulouse Urban Model’, the purpose of their design is to extend and redefine the historical city way of life. The inhabitant’s habits and living visions have changed but they still need to feel the Toulouse cultural vibes. More images and architects’ description after the break.

VL Office / Vanessa Larrère


Architects: Vanessa Larrére
Location: Liposthey, , France
Client: Groupe Larrère & fils
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 276 sqm
Photographs: Vanessa Larrère