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Robin Leroy's Timeless Photographs of New Créteil

10:00 - 14 September, 2019
Robin Leroy's Timeless Photographs of New Créteil, © Robin Leroy
© Robin Leroy

The “New Créteil” was an urbanization program carried out in the seventies. It was intended to provide the city of Créteil, which is located around 6 km southeast of Paris, new apartment buildings and public facilities such as a town hall, prefecture, hospital, and courthouse. In a series called “See the New Créteil,” photographer Robin Leroy documents a city considered transcendent of the traditional clichés of modern architecture.

Old Central Railway Transformed into Socially Sustainable Urban Development in Paris

11:00 - 11 September, 2019
Old Central Railway Transformed into Socially Sustainable Urban Development in Paris, © renders by Luxigon- courtesy of SLA/Biecher Architectes/Emergie/Ogic
© renders by Luxigon- courtesy of SLA/Biecher Architectes/Emergie/Ogic

SLA and BIECHER ARCHITECTES, have won the international competition to develop the former location of the Ordener-Poissonniers’ railway into a socially sustainable urban development, in the heart of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, France. The 3,7-hectare site will include 1000 new residents, big public parks, offices, theater, public school, industrial design incubators, a graduate school of design, food courts and urban farming.

The World’s Largest Urban Farm Opens Next Year in Paris

05:00 - 3 September, 2019
The World’s Largest Urban Farm Opens Next Year in Paris, Courtesy of Valode & Pistre Architectes Atlav AJN
Courtesy of Valode & Pistre Architectes Atlav AJN

The world's largest urban farm is set to open next year in Paris. The six-story, 150,000-square-foot garden aims to grow more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables a day. Twenty gardeners will tend to 30 different kinds of plants to produce vegetables for the community. Called Agripolis, the project uses aeroponic farming so the plants absorb water and nutrients via mist.

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?