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Bay Huynh Architects Design Rooftop Waterway for Notre Dame

13:00 - 12 August, 2019
Bay Huynh Architects Design Rooftop Waterway for Notre Dame, Flowing Fish. Image Courtesy of Bay Huynh Architects
Flowing Fish. Image Courtesy of Bay Huynh Architects

Vietnam-based Bay Huynh Architects have created a proposal for an urban waterway as a new rooftop for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Designed to explore the value of faith and society, the proposal comes after the Notre Dame fire in April this year. Called the Flowing Fish, the project aims to break the traditional notion of a church to create a "new ecosystem" for worship.

Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li Win The Peoples Notre-Dame Design Competition

13:00 - 5 August, 2019
Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li Win The Peoples Notre-Dame Design Competition, Paris Heartbeat. Image Courtesy of Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li
Paris Heartbeat. Image Courtesy of Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li

GoArchitect has announced designers Zeyu Cai and Sibei Li as the winners of The Peoples Notre-Dame Cathedral Design Competition. With 226 entries from 56 countries, the winning proposal was chosen by the public with over 30,000 people voting. The competition aimed to create a new vision for the future of the iconic cathedral after the Notre Dame fire in April this year. Called Paris Heartbeat, the winning design creates a literal heartbeat for the city.

Sou Fujimoto's L'Arbre Blanc Through the Lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu

08:00 - 4 August, 2019
Sou Fujimoto's L'Arbre Blanc Through the Lens of Laurian Ghinitoiu, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Earlier this year, the L’Abre Blanc Residential Tower was completed in Montpellier, France. Designed by Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné, Manal Rachdi, and Dimitri Roussel, the tree-like structure features cantilevered balconies protruding from its ‘trunk’ in all directions. An eccentric but unique silhouette, the building is hoped to become an object of pride for the people of Montpellier as well as a tourist attraction.

Gensler Unveils Temporary Worship Pavilion for Notre Dame

13:00 - 30 July, 2019
Gensler Unveils Temporary Worship Pavilion for Notre Dame, Pavillon Notre-Dame. Image Courtesy of Brick Visual
Pavillon Notre-Dame. Image Courtesy of Brick Visual

Architecture firm Gensler has unveiled a design for a temporary worship pavilion at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Set to be located in Parvis Square, the temporary structure would be constructed primarily out of charred timber for added strength and durability. The proposal comes after the Notre Dame fire in April this year. The Pavillon Notre-Dame was designed to offer hope to Parisians and international visitors while the 850-year-old cathedral is being restored.

Renzo Piano's Paris Courthouse Through the Lens of Marwan Harmouche

09:00 - 24 July, 2019
Renzo Piano's Paris Courthouse Through the Lens of Marwan Harmouche, © Marwan Harmouche
© Marwan Harmouche

Architectural photographer Marwan Harmouche has published images of the new Paris Courthouse, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Situated on the northern edge of Paris, the Tribunal de Paris regroups various facilities previously dispersed around the capital, becoming the largest law courts complex in Europe.

MAD's First Built Project in Europe Nears Completion

09:00 - 23 July, 2019
MAD's First Built Project in Europe Nears Completion, © Jared Chulski
© Jared Chulski

MAD Architects’ first built project in Europe is nearing completion in the French capital of Paris. Led by Ma Yansong, MAD was awarded the project in 2012 following an international design competition, working in collaboration with French firm Biecher Architectes. The building, named “UNIC,” emerges as part of a mixed-use masterplan envisioned adjacent to the Martin Luther King Park: a 10-hectare green space.

"New Parisian Stories" Project Transforms Water Reservoir into New Cultural Hub

08:00 - 13 July, 2019
"New Parisian Stories" Project Transforms Water Reservoir into New Cultural Hub, "Stairway to Heaven" . Image © Thomas Jensen
"Stairway to Heaven" . Image © Thomas Jensen

In their recently completed thesis project, Sebastian Siggard, Neemat Azizullah, and Thomas Ron propose the revitalization of a 19th century Parisian water reservoir into a new cultural hub. Addressing growing social issues and inequality across Europe, the project, titled “New Parisian Stories,” promotes social interaction in an effort to create a more integrated and cohesive society. Two primary questions motivate their design: With the 2024 Olympics games coming to Paris, what role can architecture play in capturing the opportunities and potential of such events? And how can architecture better the lives of those lowest in society while also creating social and sympathetic spaces for people of all languages, cultures and ages?

JDSA Wins Competition to Design New Fluted Tower in France

05:00 - 10 July, 2019
JDSA Wins Competition to Design New Fluted Tower in France,  Féval Tower. Image Courtesy of JDS Architects
Féval Tower. Image Courtesy of JDS Architects

JDS Architects have won the competition to design a new residential tower and mixed-use development in France. Located in Rennes, the project will include new buildings on the Blériot-Féval site to generate an inclusive neighborhood within the Eurorennes development. As the master plan's geographic centerpiece, the new Féval Tower will offer 188 new apartments to the city.

Stanton Williams Inserts "Jewel Box" Library into Historic French Hospital

09:00 - 4 July, 2019
Stanton Williams Inserts "Jewel Box" Library into Historic French Hospital, © Stanton Williams
© Stanton Williams

Stanton Williams has been appointed to design the Clermont-Ferrand Metropolitan Area Library in France, seeing off competition from OMA, Snohetta, Wilmotte & Associes, and Christian de Portzamparc. Designed in collaboration with local practice Marcillon Thuillier Architectes, the new library will act as a social and creative hub in the heart of Clermont-Ferrand, with its 11,500 square meter area making it the largest in central France.

Hamonic+Masson Reimagine Suburban Paris with New Neighborhood Plan

05:00 - 3 July, 2019
Hamonic+Masson Reimagine Suburban Paris with New Neighborhood Plan, High Garden. Image © YAM Studio
High Garden. Image © YAM Studio

Architecture practice Hamonic+Masson & Associés have designed a new neighborhood development to reimagine suburban Paris. As the winning entry in the Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris 2 competition, the "High Garden" project was made to propose a metropolitan-scaled architecture on one of the sites proposed within the greater city limits. Responding to the brief, it was designed to be a dynamic and attractive neighborhood in a new eco-district.