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Dominique Perrault Designs Athletes' Village for Paris 2024 Olympics

05:00 - 25 March, 2019
Dominique Perrault Designs Athletes' Village for Paris 2024 Olympics, Paris 2024 Athletes' Village. Image Courtesy of Dominique Perrault Architecture
Paris 2024 Athletes' Village. Image Courtesy of Dominique Perrault Architecture

French architect Dominique Perrault has revealed the new masterplan and vision for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic village. Located in the city's Seine-Saint-Denis district, the village was designed to integrate with the existing urban fabric along the banks of the river. Combining housing and offices with diverse programs, the project spans over 119,000 square meters across its entirety. At the conclusion of the games, the village is designed to become a new permanent community in Paris.

Paris 2024 Athletes' Village. Image Courtesy of Dominique Perrault Architecture Paris 2024 Athletes' Village. Image Courtesy of Dominique Perrault Architecture Paris 2024 Athletes' Village. Image Courtesy of Dominique Perrault Architecture Paris 2024 Athletes' Village. Image Courtesy of Dominique Perrault Architecture + 8

Paris Sports Center Photographed Through the Lens of Alexandra Timpau

05:00 - 22 March, 2019
Paris Sports Center Photographed Through the Lens of Alexandra Timpau, Wangari Maathai Center. Image © Alexandra Timpau
Wangari Maathai Center. Image © Alexandra Timpau

As a space to unify and reveal, the Wangari Maathai Center in the Saint-Blaise area of Paris was made to break free from constraints. Designed by Bruther, the center was created so inhabitants could appropriate the space. Now photographer Alexandra Timpau has captured the sports and cultural center through a series of new photographs. Through the images, Alexandra worked to show how the building adapted to the needs of the people living inside, through decoration, new temporary enclosures, and through the facade.

Wangari Maathai Center. Image © Alexandra Timpau Wangari Maathai Center. Image © Alexandra Timpau Wangari Maathai Center. Image © Alexandra Timpau Wangari Maathai Center. Image © Alexandra Timpau + 38

Henning Larsen's Paris Office Complex Merges Working and Living, Inspired by French Rural Villages

09:30 - 15 March, 2019
Henning Larsen's Paris Office Complex Merges Working and Living, Inspired by French Rural Villages, Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen has released details of its winning design for the NØRR office and cultural center in Saint-Denis, near the French capital of Paris. The 55,000-square-meter scheme draws inspiration from rural French villages, creating an intimate setting for urban and professional life derived from Scandinavian-styled human scales.

The scheme’s design was driven by an ethos of a professional world that would not forfeit the fundamentals of human wellness, with 50,000 square meters of working space engaging in direct dialogue with lush terraces, natural daylight, and a tight sense of community.

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Courtesy of Henning Larsen Courtesy of Henning Larsen Courtesy of Henning Larsen + 4

Studio Gang Unveils Design for University of Chicago Center in Paris

09:00 - 11 March, 2019
© Paris Render with ICADE and Studio Gang
© Paris Render with ICADE and Studio Gang

Studio Gang has unveiled a design for the University of Chicago Center in Paris. The Center in Paris Project seeks to “create a new hub for scholarship and cultural exchange in Paris’ rapidly-developing 13th arrondissement” with an academic center and a mixed-use residential building.

The scheme is adorned with biodiverse green spaces and an architecture that physically and intellectually weaves the block into the existing urban fabric. To support a lively dialogue between the University and local communities, shared spaces have been carefully arranged to connect to the outdoors and encourage communication.

Business Center Binet / AZC Architectes

10:00 - 28 February, 2019
Business Center Binet / AZC Architectes, © Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

© Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 23

Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects

09:00 - 25 February, 2019
Centre Pompidou Acquires 12 Architectural Models by MAD Architects, Absolute Towers. Image © Fang Zhenning
Absolute Towers. Image © Fang Zhenning

The Centre Pompidou in Paris has acquired 12 architectural models by MAD Architects, depicting 10 significant projects undertaken by the firm. Each model embodies MAD’s core values that “look to envisioning a futuristic architecture that is akin to dream-like earthscapes – one that creates a conversation with nature, the earth, and the sky.”

The collection, permanently acquired by the Pompidou, represents projects developed by MAD between 2005 and the present day, demonstrating the evolution of the firm’s design process. The Pompidou has become the first major European cultural institution to acquire such a collection of MAD’s work, on display in an exhibition beginning in April 2019.

Clover House. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects East 34th. Image Courtesy of MAD Architects Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (Chicago). Image © Shu He Pingtan Art Museum. Image © Shu He + 13

Call for Entries : Architectural, programming, engineering and planning services framework agreement for the central residual volumes in the La Défense business district

04:51 - 25 February, 2019
Call for Entries : Architectural, programming, engineering and planning services framework agreement for the central residual volumes in the La Défense business district, The ‘interstitial volumes’ that lie beneath the central esplanade, interlocked with underground infrastructures.
The ‘interstitial volumes’ that lie beneath the central esplanade, interlocked with underground infrastructures.

Paris La Défense is seeking to vitalise the ‘interstitial volumes’ that lie beneath its central esplanade, interlocked with underground infrastructures. Located at the heart of La Défense, those spaces are very close to public transport and offer high potential due to their distinctive size and morphology. The aim is to use them to develop a new offering of activities accessible to the public – and see a lively and unusual destination emerge as a result. Paris La Défense, as the urban planner, developer and manager of the business district, is launching a competitive dialogue process. The purpose to this

L'Atelier des Lumières / Atelier Silhouette Urbaine

10:00 - 15 February, 2019
L'Atelier des Lumières / Atelier Silhouette Urbaine, © Culturespaces
© Culturespaces

© Culturespaces © Culturespaces © Culturespaces © Culturespaces + 20

Call for Entries: Renovation of the "Chambre des Notaires de Paris"

09:30 - 14 February, 2019
Call for Entries: Renovation of the "Chambre des Notaires de Paris", Chambre des notaires de Paris (Paris' Chamber of French 'notaires')
Chambre des notaires de Paris (Paris' Chamber of French 'notaires')

Located in the heart of the French capital, among historical edifices and large Haussmannian avenues, the building of the ‘Chambre des notaires de Paris’ is an emblematic place to the profession of ‘notaires’ in France and house them since its construction in 1850.

New Visitor Center of Cluny Museum / Bernard Desmoulin Architecte

03:00 - 12 February, 2019
New Visitor Center of Cluny Museum / Bernard Desmoulin Architecte, © Michel DENANCE
© Michel DENANCE

© Michel DENANCE © Michel DENANCE © Célia UHALDE © Michel DENANCE + 22

Fondation Galeries Lafayette / OMA

06:00 - 7 February, 2019
Fondation Galeries Lafayette / OMA, © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA
© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA

© Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA © Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, courtesy of OMA + 27

  • Architects

    OMA
  • Location

    9 Rue du Plâtre, 75004 Paris, France
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon

  • Design Team

    Alice Grégoire, Barbara Materia, Francesco Moncada, Pietro Pagliaro, Maria Finders, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Alejo Paillard, Clément Périssé, Adrian Auth, Frane Stanic, Kenny Kim, Paul Cournet, Sofia Koutsenko, Thiago Almeida, Veselin Lozanov, Lina Kwon, Magdalena Stanescu, Yushang Zhang, Sebastian Janusz
  • Construction

    Alejo Paillard, Clément Périssé

  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Henning Larsen Selected to Expand Opéra Bastille in Paris

12:45 - 5 February, 2019
Henning Larsen Selected to Expand Opéra Bastille in Paris, Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen has been selected to expand and transform the French Opéra Bastille, the largest opera house in Paris. Designed with collaborators Reichen et Robert & Associés, dUCKS Scéno, Peutz & Associés Acoustic Consultants and CET Ingénierie, the proposal includes a redesigned and extended public foyer that will open to street-level activity, as well as expanded infrastructure and workshop facilities, and the addition of a new 800-seat auditorium for use as rehearsal and performance space.

Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen Opéra Bastille Expansion. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen + 6

Cultural center + Theatre / PAnnetier Architecture

21:00 - 2 February, 2019
Cultural center + Theatre / PAnnetier Architecture, Courtesy of PAnnetier Architecture
Courtesy of PAnnetier Architecture

Courtesy of PAnnetier Architecture Courtesy of PAnnetier Architecture Courtesy of PAnnetier Architecture Courtesy of PAnnetier Architecture + 47

AD Classics: Parc Andre Citroen / Alain Provost

16:30 - 28 January, 2019
AD Classics: Parc Andre Citroen / Alain Provost, via Wikimedia
via Wikimedia

Paris to Make Public Transport Free for Children

09:00 - 28 January, 2019
Paris to Make Public Transport Free for Children, © Shutterstock
© Shutterstock

Paris is set to make public transport free for all children under the age of 11. As detailed by Le Parisien, September 2019 will see new concessions rolled out across the Greater Paris region including free metro and bus travel for people under 11, including non-nationals, and free travel for people with disabilities under the age of 20. In addition, high school students between 14 and 18 will receive a 50% concession, as well as a free bike share account on the city’s Vélib scheme.

The scheme is expected to cost €15 million ($17 million) per year, only a fraction of the €10.1 billion ($11.5 billion) annual budget for the region’s public transport system, and is part of a broader strategy to make public transport more affordable for Parisians. In Spring 2018, the city also introduced free annual travel passes for low-to-medium income citizens with disabilities, and people over 65.

Zaha Hadid Design Collection to be Exhibited at Maison et Objet Paris

09:00 - 11 January, 2019
Zaha Hadid Design Collection to be Exhibited at Maison et Objet Paris, Braid vases candleholders. Image © Zaha Hadid Design
Braid vases candleholders. Image © Zaha Hadid Design

Zaha Hadid Design has released images of its latest collection set to be featured at the Maison et Objet 2019 in Paris later this month. The collection, embodying Zaha Hadid’s inventive process, features a Swirl bowl in crystal glass, and a monochromatic marble collection from the Cell range.

The Maison et Objet festival is described as the international authority for home décor, interior design, architecture, and lifestyle culture, with its bi-annual Paris trade fair taking place from January 18th to 22nd 2019.

Table setting. Image © Zaha Hadid Design Cell marble. Image © Zaha Hadid Design Cell marble. Image © Zaha Hadid Design Hew glassware. Image © Zaha Hadid Design + 17

Laborde / PCA-STREAM

05:00 - 30 December, 2018
Laborde / PCA-STREAM, © © Jean-Philippe Mesguen
© © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

© © Jean-Philippe Mesguen © © Jean-Philippe Mesguen © © Jean-Philippe Mesguen © © Salem Mostefaoui + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    15 rue de Laborde, 75008 Paris – France
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    PCA-STREAM
  • Area

    18879.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018

Social Housing in Paris / Bigoni Mortemard

06:00 - 6 December, 2018
Social Housing in Paris / Bigoni Mortemard , Courtesy of Bigoni Mortemard
Courtesy of Bigoni Mortemard

Courtesy of NONOTAK Courtesy of Bigoni Mortemard Courtesy of Bigoni Mortemard Courtesy of Bigoni Mortemard + 27