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Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris

Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris
Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris, © Flickr CC user Marko Erman
© Flickr CC user Marko Erman

After boycotting the premature opening of the infamous Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel has taken his frustrations to court demanding that his name and image be removed from all references to the publicly funded €390 million concert hall. The French architect, who has claimed to be wrongly vilified as a “spoilt-star artist” and unfairly blamed for the project’s spiraling costs, does not “wish to express himself any further on the project.”

He has asked the court "to order amending work" to 26 "non-compliance" areas that do not comply with his original design. This areas include parapets, fireplaces, facades, the promenade and 2,400-seat concert hall itself. 

© Flickr CC user Marko Erman
© Flickr CC user Marko Erman

The Parisian venue opened at the start of this year in the Parc de la Villette of the city’s north-east suburbs after being shrouded in controversy over the past seven years of its construction due to rising costs and delays. 

Deliberations are due mid-April. Meanwhile, Nouvel has asked that to not be associated with the cultural venue. 

News via Le Figaro, BD

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris" 04 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/605319/jean-nouvel-seeks-legal-action-to-distance-himself-from-philharmonie-de-paris/> ISSN 0719-8884
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