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Housing in Rue de Lourmel / TVK

05:00 - 11 June, 2015
Housing in Rue de Lourmel  / TVK, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo + 39

  • Architects

    TVK
  • Location

    Rue de Lourmel, 75015 Paris, France
  • Area

    11000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Preserving a Place for Protest in Paris

00:00 - 14 October, 2014
Preserving a Place for Protest in Paris, The "new" plaza now extends behind the historic statue that previously occupied its center. Image © Clement Guillaume
The "new" plaza now extends behind the historic statue that previously occupied its center. Image © Clement Guillaume

Following a three-year redesign, the Place de la République in Paris reopened this year, welcoming back the regular organized protests that make it one of the most important public spaces in Paris. For the designers of the space, TVK agency, it was important not to infringe on what many Parisians consider their inalienable right to protest - however a question remained over how the square could be more amenable to other uses at the same time. In this article, originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Place for Protest," Veronique Vienne explores how TVK agency allowed Parisians to have their cake and let them eat it too.

In Paris, rituals of political discontent are traditionally celebrated on Place de la République. It is a favorite kick-off point for the countless marches that define democracy in the French capital. But before taking to the street in a slow-moving procession, crowds block traffic all around the esplanade, creating a gridlock that can cripple the city from Sacré Coeur to the Opéra. Meanwhile, citizens get to unfurl banners and shout slogans. It’s legal, good, clean fun.

Well, no more. 

26 Apartments / TVK

00:00 - 10 February, 2011
26 Apartments / TVK

26 Apartments / TVK 26 Apartments / TVK 26 Apartments / TVK 26 Apartments / TVK + 13

  • Architects

    Pierre Alain Trévelo & Antoine Viger-Kohler Architectes / TVK
  • Location

    94600 Choisy-le-Roi, France
  • Engineering

    Iratome B.E.T
  • Area

    2100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006

Place De La République / TVK

00:00 - 6 February, 2011
Place De La République / TVK

Place De La République / TVK Place De La République / TVK Place De La République / TVK Place De La République / TVK + 16

  • Architects

    TVK
  • Location

    Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Trévelo & Viger + Kohler
  • Landscaping

    Matha SCHWARTZ and AREAL
  • Lighting Concept

    Yann KERSALE
  • Structure / Circulation

    Atec bet / Citec bet circulation
  • Climate Engineering

    TransSolar klimaengineering
  • Project Year

    2011