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VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ Win Competition to Design the Aquatic Center for Paris 2024 Olympics

Dutch architectural office VenhoevenCS with its French partner Ateliers 2/3/4/ have won the competition to design the Aquatics Centre for the Olympics Games of 2024 in Paris. The innovative sports center, connected by a new pedestrian bridge to the existing “Stade de France”, will host competitions for water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. It will also be transformed into a Boccia stadium during the Paralympics. Designed for multifunctional use, the only building to be built for the Games, will remain for the people in Saint-Denis, after the event.

© Architecture: VenhoevenCS & Ateliers 2/3/4/ Image: Proloog© Architecture: VenhoevenCS & Ateliers 2/3/4/ Image: Proloog© Architecture: VenhoevenCS & Ateliers 2/3/4/ Image: Proloog© Architecture: VenhoevenCS & Ateliers 2/3/4/ Image: Proloog+ 19

Lycée La Plaine / Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés

© Stefan Tuchila© Stefan Tuchila© Stefan Tuchila© Stefan Tuchila+ 26

Saint-Denis, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: batimet

Îlot Montjoie Mixed Used Complex / Vincent Lavergne Architecture Urbanisme + Atelier Novembre

© 11h45© 11h45© Julien Hourcade© 11h45+ 31

Pulse Office Building & Restaurants / BFV ARCHITECTES

© Frédéric Delangle© Frédéric Delangle© Frédéric Delangle© Frédéric Delangle+ 25

  • Architects: BFV ARCHITECTES
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  29450
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Laudescher, Mermet, Plafometal, Kompass, Metra, +1

Néaucité Housing / Atelier Krauss Architecture

© Frédéric Delangle© Frédéric Delangle© Frédéric Delangle© Frédéric Delangle+ 28

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2930
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VMZINC, Minco, TOLE ARTOIS

AD Classics: Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis / Abbot Suger

The origin of Gothic architecture, a style which defined Europe in the later Middle Ages, can be traced to a single abbey church in the northern suburbs of Paris. The Basilique royale de Saint-Denis (Royal Basilica of Saint-Denis), constructed on the site of an abbey and reliquary established in Carolingian (800-888 CE) times, was partially rebuilt under the administration of Abbot Suger in the early 12th Century; these additions—utilizing a variety of structural and stylistic techniques developed in the construction of Romanesque churches in the preceding centuries—would set medieval architecture on a new course that would carry it through the rest of the epoch.

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La Cité Des Arts / L’Atelier Architectes

© Hervé Douris© Hervé Douris© Hervé Douris© Hervé Douris+ 16

Sainte-Clotilde, Réunion

Maison D'education De La Legion D'honneur / Belus & Hénocq Architectes

© Raphaël Chipault© Raphaël Chipault© Raphaël Chipault© Raphaël Chipault+ 23

Nursery and Primary School in Saint-Denis / Paul Le Quernec

Courtesy of Paul Le QuernecCourtesy of Paul Le QuernecCourtesy of Paul Le QuernecCourtesy of Paul Le Quernec+ 40

  • Architects: Paul Le Quernec
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  4800
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

Au Bon Coin / Ramdam Architectes

© Michèle Constantini© Michèle Constantini© Michèle Constantini© Michèle Constantini+ 28

  • Architects: Ramdam Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  201
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Kengo Kuma Wins Competition to Design Metro Station in Paris

© Kengo Kuma & Associates
© Kengo Kuma & Associates

Kengo Kuma and Associates has won an international competition to design the new Saint-Denis Pleyel train station in France. Like Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue and Elizabeth de Portzamparc, Kengo Kuma will design one of four stations that will be built as part of the ambitious Grand Paris Express (GPE) project which seeks to modernize the existing transport network and create an automatic metro that will connect new neighborhoods to Paris.

The winning project aims to serve as a multi-level extension of public space that will connect two districts currently separated by the large railway network of the Parisian North station.

Read on to learn more about Kengo Kuma’s winning proposal. 

Wooden Housing Building / JTB.architecture

© Luc Boegly© Cyrille Lallement© Cyrille Lallement© Luc Boegly+ 38

Saint-Denis, France
  • Architects: JTB.architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  936
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015

SFR Headquarters / Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés

© Éric Sempé© Éric Sempé© Éric Sempé© Éric Sempé+ 15

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  135000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: POHL

High School Jean Lurçat / Mikou Studio

© Florian Kleinefenn
© Florian Kleinefenn
Saint-Denis, France
  • Architects: Mikou Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  12000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

© Florian Kleinefenn© Florian Kleinefenn© Florian Kleinefenn© Florian Kleinefenn+ 38

70 Homes in Landy Sud / PETITDIDIERPRIOUX Architects

© 11h45© 11h45© Stephan Lucas© Stephan Lucas+ 22

Saint-Denis, France

Social Housing Units in Saint-Denis / Atelier du Pont

© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly© Luc Boegly+ 19

Saint-Denis, France
  • Architects: Atelier du Pont
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2815
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Saint Denis Housing / Ateliers O-S architectes

© Cecile Septet© Cecile Septet© Cecile Septet© Cecile Septet+ 8

Saint-Denis, France
  • Architects: Ateliers O-S architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2480
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012

Commissariat of Police in France / X-TU

© JM Monthiers© JM Monthiers© JM Monthiers© JM Monthiers+ 25

Saint-Denis, France
  • Architects: X-TU - Anouk Legendre & Nicolas Desmazieres
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3857