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MVRDV to Transform Historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes

11:00 - 12 February, 2019
MVRDV to Transform Historic Palais du Commerce in Rennes, Shops. Image © ENGRAM
Shops. Image © ENGRAM

MVRDV has won a competition to renovate and extend the Palais du Commerce in Rennes, France. Developed in collaboration with co-architects Bernard Desmoulin and developers Frey and Engie Avenue, the transformation of the historic landmark will “signify a renaissance for both the building and its surroundings.”

Jean Nouvel + OXO Architectes design Mountainous Mixed-Use Campus in Antibes

09:00 - 31 January, 2019
Jean Nouvel + OXO Architectes design Mountainous Mixed-Use Campus in Antibes, via Compagnie de Phalsbourg
via Compagnie de Phalsbourg

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has collaborated with French practice OXO Architectes on a competition-winning design for a mountainous campus in the Sophia Antipolis technology park in Antibes, France. The “Ecotone Antibes” will serve as the main entrance to the technology park, which is home to over 2,000 companies.

Paris to Make Public Transport Free for Children

09:00 - 28 January, 2019
Paris to Make Public Transport Free for Children, © Shutterstock
© Shutterstock

Paris is set to make public transport free for all children under the age of 11. As detailed by Le Parisien, September 2019 will see new concessions rolled out across the Greater Paris region including free metro and bus travel for people under 11, including non-nationals, and free travel for people with disabilities under the age of 20. In addition, high school students between 14 and 18 will receive a 50% concession, as well as a free bike share account on the city’s Vélib scheme.

4 Mega Bridges that were Never Built

11:00 - 25 January, 2019
4 Mega Bridges that were Never Built, EuroRoute Bridge, between Britain and France. Image Courtesy of 911Metallurgist
EuroRoute Bridge, between Britain and France. Image Courtesy of 911Metallurgist

2019 has already witnessed a series of bridge-related milestones marked, from the world’s longest bridge nearing completion in Kuwait to the world’s largest 3D-printed concrete bridge being completed in Shanghai. As we remain fixated on the future-driven, record-breaking accomplishments of realized bridge design, "911 Metallurgist” has chosen to look back in history on some of the visionary ideas for bridges which never saw the light of day.

Zaha Hadid Design Collection to be Exhibited at Maison et Objet Paris

09:00 - 11 January, 2019
Zaha Hadid Design Collection to be Exhibited at Maison et Objet Paris, Braid vases candleholders. Image © Zaha Hadid Design
Braid vases candleholders. Image © Zaha Hadid Design

Zaha Hadid Design has released images of its latest collection set to be featured at the Maison et Objet 2019 in Paris later this month. The collection, embodying Zaha Hadid’s inventive process, features a Swirl bowl in crystal glass, and a monochromatic marble collection from the Cell range.

Clément Blanchet and AREP Propose Design for France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

04:00 - 11 January, 2019
Clément Blanchet and AREP Propose Design for France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, © Plompmozes, Courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture
© Plompmozes, Courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture

Clément Blanchet Architecture in collaboration with Etienne Tricaud (AREP) have been shortlisted for the French pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The winner will be announced in February. The proposal is intended to enhance both the virtual world and the real to support human communication, cultures and interactions. The pavilion will be built around the themes of Light and Mobility to create a hidden oasis with two vertical gardens facing one another.

Semaphore: an Ecological Utopia Proposed by Vincent Callebaut

11:00 - 5 January, 2019
Semaphore: an Ecological Utopia Proposed by Vincent Callebaut, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architectures

In a design proposal for Soprema’s new company headquarters in Strasbourg, France, Vincent Callebaut Architectures envisions an 8,225 square-meter ecological utopia. The building, called Semaphore, is described in the program as a “green flex office for nomad co-workers” and is dedicated to urban agriculture and employee well-being.

Aires Mateus Reveals Design for the Toulouse Fine Art Museum

13:00 - 29 November, 2018
Aires Mateus Reveals Design for the Toulouse Fine Art Museum, Musée des Augustins à Toulouse. Image Courtesy of Aires Mateus
Musée des Augustins à Toulouse. Image Courtesy of Aires Mateus

Portuguese architectural practice Aires Mateus have designed a new addition and entrance to the Museum of Augustins in Toulouse, France. Bringing together the museum and the Convent of Augustins, the proposal was made to clearly open to the city. The design aims to respect the spatial values of the convent and museum while standing out from its context and historical reference.

Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France

07:45 - 27 November, 2018
Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France, © Hervé Hôte
© Hervé Hôte

New photography by Hervé Hôte has been released, showcasing the Frank Gehry-designed Luma Arles complex as construction continues in the French town of Arles. The arts center, situated on a former SNCF rail yard, will offer exhibition, research, education, and archive space within a 46-meter-tall, aluminum tile-clad tower.

Europe's Largest Wooden Construction Revealed by Triptyque, Duncan Lewis, PARC and OXO

03:30 - 13 November, 2018
Europe's Largest Wooden Construction Revealed by Triptyque, Duncan Lewis, PARC and OXO, ECOTONE. Image Courtesy of Triptyque, Duncan Lewis, PARC, OXO. Rendering by Luxigon
ECOTONE. Image Courtesy of Triptyque, Duncan Lewis, PARC, OXO. Rendering by Luxigon

Triptyque, Duncan Lewis, PARC Architectes, and OXO Architects reveal a design for Europe's largest wooden construction in Arcueil, France. Called Ecotone, the project is sited in the Coteau Area of southern Paris as a multi-use space set to link city and landscape. The design takes the form of two hybrid hills with trees and a large staircase containing several terraces and patios. Ecotone aims to rethink the future of sustainable cities and timber construction.