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Jean Nouvel's Vibrant La Marseillaise is Completed with 27 Shades of Red, White, and Blue

11:00 - 2 November, 2018
Jean Nouvel's Vibrant La Marseillaise is Completed with 27 Shades of Red, White, and Blue, © Stéphane ABOUDARAM | WE ARE CONTENT(S)
© Stéphane ABOUDARAM | WE ARE CONTENT(S)

The Jean Nouvel-designed La Marseillaise has been completed, decorating the skyline of Marseille, France with 27 shades of red, white, and blue concrete. Standing at 135 meters, the 31-story office tower contains a business restaurant, nursery, and retail.

Le Corbusier’s Restored Parisian Apartment Opened to the Public

12:00 - 27 October, 2018
Le Corbusier’s Restored Parisian Apartment Opened to the Public, © FLC/ADAGP/Mercusot
© FLC/ADAGP/Mercusot

The Fondation Le Corbusier has celebrated its 50th anniversary with the unveiling of a restored apartment originally designed by the famous architect. The studio apartment on Nungesser-et-Coli in Paris was designed by Le Corbusier in 1931 for his own habitation and was completed in 1934.

Snøhetta to Renovate Avant-Garde Theater in Nanterre, France with Dynamic Extension

09:00 - 22 October, 2018
Snøhetta to Renovate Avant-Garde Theater in Nanterre, France with Dynamic Extension, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta has been announced as the winner of a design competition for the renovation of the avant-gardist Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers in Nanterre, France. The renovation seeks to breathe new life into the 1960s theater, known for its high-quality performances and global collaborations.

Foster + Partners Design Open Office Building in Luxembourg

03:30 - 18 October, 2018
Foster + Partners Design Open Office Building in Luxembourg, Belval Office Building. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Belval Office Building. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners have revealed a design for an office building in Luxembourg. The new office development will be located in Belval, on the border of France and Luxembourg, and aims to help revitalize the area by making a positive contribution to the site and its surroundings. Designed for BESIX Real Estate Development, the project responds to the rich industrial heritage of Belval with co-working spaces and collaborative offices that address the changing nature of the workplace.

Le Corbusier’s Paintings Showcased for the First Time Since 1966

06:00 - 14 October, 2018
Le Corbusier’s Paintings Showcased for the First Time Since 1966

They say one cannot separate art from the artist, or perhaps in this case, the artist from the architect. Arguably one of the most criticized architects, Le Corbusier is often portrayed as cold and controlling. Depicting his more dreamy and humorous nature, the Nasjonalmuseet's exhibition titled, “Le Corbusier by the Sea,” draws upon his memories from his summer travels along the coast of southwest France.

USUS Architectes Propose Modular Design for Millevaches Plateau Competition

14:00 - 22 September, 2018
USUS Architectes Propose Modular Design for Millevaches Plateau Competition, Courtesy of USUS Architectes
Courtesy of USUS Architectes

French architects USUS Architectes reinvent the typical campground by designing a modular multipurpose structure as an ecological bivouac along the trekking routes in Massif Central, France. Together, the Association of Natural Parks of the Massif Central (IPAMAC), PNR Livradois-Forez, PNR Millevaches in Limousin, and the International Center for Art and Landscape (CIAP) wanted to tackle the lack of suitable accommodation along the trails. After deliberating from over 64 proposals, the agencies ultimately selected Peaks + Simon BOUDVIN and USUS + Zebra3 as project co-laureates of the competition.

An Architectural Guide to Nantes: The French City of Weird and Wonderful Art

16:30 - 20 July, 2018
An Architectural Guide to Nantes: The French City of Weird and Wonderful Art, Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne featuring Paysage Glisse by Tact Architectes and Tangui Robert. Image © LVAN
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne featuring Paysage Glisse by Tact Architectes and Tangui Robert. Image © LVAN

Situated in the Loire region of France, Nantes could be regarded as a “tale of two cities” from many angles. Once a bustling node for European shipping, former vast, industrial warehouses have become a hotbed of cultural and artistic expression. Meanwhile, divided by the Loire river flowing towards the Atlantic, a maze of Haussmann-style terraces, ornate cathedrals, and monumental museums sit in contrast to an island of outlandish mechanical contraptions, and young, modern, free-spirited innovation.

Explore the Future of Productive Cities at the 2018 Fab City Summit in Paris

02:30 - 5 July, 2018
Explore the Future of Productive Cities at the 2018 Fab City Summit in Paris, Parc de La Villette, main venue of the Fab City Summit (Paris, July 2018). Image via Fab City Summit
Parc de La Villette, main venue of the Fab City Summit (Paris, July 2018). Image via Fab City Summit

The Fab City Global Initiative in collaboration with the City Hall of Paris and the Fab City Grand Paris Association are organizing this year’s Fab City Global Initiative in Paris, France from July 11-13. The three-day program will take place at the Parc de la Villette, and bring together 18 Fab City Members and international city leaders to discuss and imagine ways to define the future of productive cities. This global collaboration project combines innovation ecosystems, governments, and industries that enable cities to become more sustainable through 2054.

Shortlist Announced for Competition to Redesign the Eiffel Tower Visitor Experience

12:00 - 4 May, 2018
Shortlist Announced for Competition to Redesign the Eiffel Tower Visitor Experience, Courtesy of AL_A
Courtesy of AL_A

Amanda Levete is among one of four teams to be shortlisted for a competition to reimagine the visitor experience for the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. The four teams, chosen from 42 entries, will be tasked with rethinking the ways in which people discover and interact with the tower, working in collaboration with the City of Paris government.

Hamonic + Masson Architects Awarded Project in Imagine Angers Competition

16:00 - 28 April, 2018
Hamonic + Masson Architects Awarded Project in Imagine Angers Competition, Courtesy of Luxigon
Courtesy of Luxigon

France-based Hamonic + Masson Architects has been selected as one of the winners for the Imagine Angers Competition, which asked teams to propose innovative designs to be built on one of six different sites in the town of Angers, France. The winning teams were announced by the mayor of Angers at MIPIM, a real estate conference, held in Cannes. Other participating architects include Manuelle Gautrand, Steven Holl, Duncan Lewis, XTU, Sou FUJIMOTO and OXO architects.