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Jean Nouvel Loses Court Case Over Philharmonie de Paris

Jean Nouvel Loses Court Case Over Philharmonie de Paris
Jean Nouvel Loses Court Case Over Philharmonie de Paris, © Flickr CC user Marko Erman
© Flickr CC user Marko Erman

Jean Nouvel has lost a court battle aimed to remove his name from the newly opened Philharmonie de Paris. As The Telegraph reports, Nouvel claimed that the £280 million concert hall was inaugurated prematurely and parts of the building was "sabotaged" in doing so, thus believing it to be morally inapt from him be associated with the building.

"The architecture is martyred, the details sabotaged," he said in a Le Monde editorial, "so taxpayers will have to pay, once again, to correct these aberrational decisions."

Despite this, the court ruled against Nouvel, saying there was not enough evidence to prove the project managers had derailed from his original plans.  

News via The Telegraph

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Jean Nouvel Loses Court Case Over Philharmonie de Paris" 20 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/621820/jean-nouvel-loses-court-case-to-remove-his-name-from-philharmonie-de-paris/> ISSN 0719-8884
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