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Lacaton & Vassal's FRAC Dunkerque is an Architectural Echo Both in Form and in Concept

07:45 - 26 February, 2019
Lacaton & Vassal's FRAC Dunkerque is an Architectural Echo Both in Form and in Concept, FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

As industry has shifted over the past century, in format, location, and type, the manufacturing and industrial spaces scattered across the western world have been repurposed. You have no doubt seen these structures, though perhaps without realizing. The large windows, high ceilings, and open floor plans optimized for factory work now mark the territory of the “creative class”. Such spaces have been disproportionately appropriated by creative industries such as arts and architecture; think of Herzog + de Meuron’s renovation of the Tate Modern (from a former power station) or the recent collaborative transformation of a locomotive yard into a library in the Netherlands.

Grand Synthe - Place Du Courghain / Philippe Dubus Architecte

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
Grand Synthe - Place Du Courghain / Philippe Dubus Architecte, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 34

FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal

01:00 - 12 February, 2014
FRAC Dunkerque / Lacaton & Vassal, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

Forum Expo. Image © Philippe Ruault Hall. Image © Philippe Ruault Stairs. Image © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dunkirk, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal
  • Design Team

    Florian de Pous, chief project, Camille Gravellier, construction supervision, Yuko Ohashi
  • Area

    11129.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Dunkerque Logements / RemingtonStyle

01:00 - 31 January, 2014
Courtesy of RemingtonStyle
Courtesy of RemingtonStyle
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dunkirk, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Pierre Frinault, David Jouquand
  • Area

    2300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009

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The Grand Large District / ANMA

00:00 - 8 April, 2011
The Grand Large District / ANMA, © Stéphane Chalmeau
© Stéphane Chalmeau

© Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau © Stéphane Chalmeau + 17

  • Architects

    Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés – ANMA, Nicolas Michelin, Michel Delplace, Cyril Trétout
  • Location

    Dunkirk, France
  • Category

  • Area

    21000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs