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Dominique Perrault - The Bibliothèque nationale de France: Portrait of a project 1988 - 1998

19:30 - 19 February, 2018
Dominique Perrault - The Bibliothèque nationale de France: Portrait of a project 1988 - 1998

The Bibliothèque nationale de France has given its architect Dominique Perrault ‘carte blanche’ to develop an exhibition dedicated to the building he designed in 1989 : with an original ‘mise en abyme’, a large-scale scenography presents the story of the conception and construction of the BnF, one of the most important contemporary public buildings in France.

House of Ile-de-France / ANMA

02:00 - 7 February, 2018
© Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 68

  • Architects

  • Location

    17 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Nicolas Michelin, Cyril Trétout, Michel Delplace
  • Area

    3114.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

City Hotel Paris / Hardel Le Bihan Architectes

02:00 - 27 January, 2018
City Hotel Paris  / Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, © Schnepp Renou
© Schnepp Renou

© Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou © Schnepp Renou + 16

New Ministry of Defense in Paris / ANMA

03:00 - 23 January, 2018
New Ministry of Defense in Paris / ANMA, © Cécile Septet
© Cécile Septet

© Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet © Cécile Septet + 46

  • Architects

  • Location

    3 Avenue de la Porte de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France
  • ANMA Team

    Nicolas Michelin, Cyril Trétout, Michel Delplace
  • Project Team

    Jean-Pierre Buisson, Simon Barthélémy, Cecilia Bertozzi, Henry Gagnaire, Gérald Sellier
  • Area

    17000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: 2018 BIM Contest

18:50 - 17 January, 2018
Call for Entries: 2018 BIM Contest, Polantis - 2018 BIM Contest - Open-Air School
Polantis - 2018 BIM Contest - Open-Air School

The 2018 BIM Competition asks applicants to reflect on the creation of a grammar school for 500 students in the city of Suresnes. Also, The Suresnes Open-Air School is located on this existing cluster block. Candidates should include a proposal for repurposing it.

The Arc de Triomphe as an Elephant?! These Illustrations Reveal What Famous Monuments Could Have Been

08:00 - 15 January, 2018
The Arc de Triomphe as an Elephant?! These Illustrations Reveal What Famous Monuments Could Have Been, Courtesy of GoCompare
Courtesy of GoCompare

A city’s monuments are integral parts of its metropolitan identity. They stand proud and tall and are often the subject of a few of your vacation photos. It is their form and design which makes them instantly recognizable, but what if their design had turned out differently?

Paris’ iconic and stunning Arc de Triomphe could have been a giant elephant, large enough to hold banquets and balls, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. could have featured an impressive pyramid. 

GoCompare has compiled and illustrated a series of rejected designs for monuments and placed them in a modern context to commemorate what could have been. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Architectural Review Announces Winners of the 2017 AR Emerging Architecture Awards

06:00 - 8 December, 2017
Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards
Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards

The winners of the Architectural Review 2017 Emerging Architecture Award are Christelle Avenier and Miguel Cornejo. The duo’s social housing project in Paris was selected as winners by the judges. All finalists gathered in Berlin this year to present their projects to a panel consisting of Marina Tabassum, Martyn Hook, and Matthias Sauerbruch. For the last two-years, the jury has received the applications at the World Architecture Festival

Winner: Rue Bonnet Social Housing/ Avenier Cornejo Architectes. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Casa de Los Vientos / José Luis Muñoz. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Fort Vechten Waterline Museum / Studio Anne Holtrop. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards Highly Commended: Fort Vechten Waterline Museum / Studio Anne Holtrop. Image Courtesy of The Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards + 9

Peep Through the Wondrous Windows of the Tours Aillaud in This Colorful Photo Series

08:00 - 3 December, 2017
Peep Through the Wondrous Windows of the Tours Aillaud in This Colorful Photo Series, © Laurent Kronental
© Laurent Kronental

French photographer Laurent Kronental’s latest photo series, “Les Yeux des Tours” views of Paris, are framed by the quirky windows of the Tours Aillaud, and by the subtle differences in which the spaces around them are inhabited. Kronental considers the towers as some of the most spectacular of the Grands Ensembles built in the post-war economic boom in France. For him, photographing these buildings was a form of nostalgia, a way of satisfying a deep sense of childhood wonder and curiosity that fostered in him as a young boy perceiving them from the nearby business and shopping center "La Défense," questioning the lives of the people who live there.

SAVE. Image © Laurent Kronental SAVE. Image © Laurent Kronental © Laurent Kronental © Laurent Kronental + 19

Paris Courthouse / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

03:00 - 22 November, 2017
© Sergio Grazia
© Sergio Grazia

Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop Courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop © Sergio Grazia © Sergio Grazia + 28

Manufacture Design / Saguez & Partners

05:00 - 19 November, 2017
Manufacture Design  / Saguez & Partners, © Éric Laignel
© Éric Laignel

© Éric Laignel © Éric Laignel © Éric Laignel © Éric Laignel + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    6 rue de l'Hippodrome, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France
  • Architect in Charge

    CV2A + Reichen et Robert
  • Area

    46000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Millénaire Footbridge / Explorations Architecture

09:00 - 18 November, 2017
Millénaire Footbridge / Explorations Architecture, © Michel Denancé
© Michel Denancé

© Luis Diaz Diaz © Michel Denancé © Luis Diaz Diaz © Karolina Samborwska + 17

Voltaire / SABO project

09:00 - 11 November, 2017
© Alexandre Delaunay
© Alexandre Delaunay

© Alexandre Delaunay © Alexandre Delaunay © Alexandre Delaunay © Alexandre Delaunay + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    11th arrondissement of Paris, 75011 Paris, France
  • Lead Architects

    Alexandre Delaunay
  • Area

    81.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Competition-Winning Paris Office Park Design to Reintroduce Play into the Workplace

12:00 - 28 October, 2017
Competition-Winning Paris Office Park Design to Reintroduce Play into the Workplace, Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH
Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH

Dutch Firms Team RAU, SeARCH, and karres +brands have been named as one of the winners of the Inventons la Metropole de Grand Paris, the largest European competition for city planning, architecture and public space. Their project, Triango, reinvents Paris’ Triangle de Gonesse into a dynamic and lively business park which promotes sustainability in every sense of the word.

Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH Courtesy of RAU, karres+brands & SeARCH + 14

Coallia - Residence and Social Restaurant / Peripheriques Architectes

02:00 - 26 October, 2017
Coallia - Residence and Social Restaurant / Peripheriques Architectes, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly + 54

Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Vertical Forest Tower for Megaproject in Paris

14:30 - 25 October, 2017
Stefano Boeri Architetti Unveils Vertical Forest Tower for Megaproject in Paris, Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti
Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

The next Vertical Forest tower will be located in France, as Stefano Boeri Architetti have revealed renderings of their designs for Forêt Blanche, a 54-meter-tall mixed-use tower located within the Paris metropolitan region in Villiers-sur-Marne.

The latest in the family of Vertical Forest concepts, which have included built and planned projects for China, Europe, South America and the United States, Forêt Blanche will be covered by 2000 trees and plants – a green surface equivalent to a hectare of forest and more than 10 times the building footprint.

Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti Courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti + 4

Paris School of Architecture Launches Competition for "Brexit Monuments"

11:30 - 20 October, 2017
Paris School of Architecture Launches Competition for "Brexit Monuments"

As part of Paris School of Architecture's 2017/18 research theme, which is discussing the infrastructural implications of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the institute has launched an international architecture competition seeking Brexit Monuments.

Iconic and Revered, Notre Dame de Paris Faces an Uncertain Future

12:00 - 9 October, 2017
Iconic and Revered, Notre Dame de Paris Faces an Uncertain Future, Courtesy of Livioandronico2013
Courtesy of Livioandronico2013

Broken gargoyles and fallen balustrades replaced by plastic pipes and wooden planks. Flying buttresses darkened by pollution and eroded by rainwater. Pinnacles propped up by beams and held together with straps.

According to the Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris, the iconic Parisian cathedral is in "desperate need of attention." Perhaps more concerningly, the holy site and French national monument is also in "a worrisome state of preservation." Built of limestone—a material notoriously susceptible to erosion—the building is in an accelerating state of wear-and-tear, demanding renewed funding efforts and expertise to secure its immediate and long-term future. From the lead roof to the stone buttresses, the world-renowned gargoyles to the stained glass windows, every inch of the structure requires differing levels of attention. 

Nouvelle AOM Wins Competition to Redesign Paris' Tour Montparnasse

16:00 - 21 September, 2017
© nouvelle AOM / RSI studio / IDA+
© nouvelle AOM / RSI studio / IDA+

The architectural consortium of Nouvelle AOM has been announced as the winner of the international competition for the renovation and redesign of ParisTour Montparnasse, beating out finalist Studio Gang and a shortlist of top firms.

Lauded by the jury for its “powerful, dynamic and bold new identity,” the winning entry will introduce an entirely new vegetated facade system that will improve both the tower’s immediate surroundings and the neighborhood as a whole.

"This was a huge challenge, as the Tower isn't like any other," the jury explained. "Nouvelle AOM's project perfectly captures the spirit of the 21st century, giving the Tower a multifaceted identity revolving around attractive, innovative new uses. The Tower will breathe new life into the Montparnasse neighbourhood." 

© Luxigon © Luxigon © Luxigon © nouvelle AOM / RSI studio / IDA+ + 5