Charles Nègre media library, Grasse

Text by Laurent Beaudouin. “The Grasse media library is inspired by the character of Grasse’s urban structure, the tensions and proximities between the buildings. As a counterpoint to this density, the media library offers visual openings onto the neighbourhood and the distance. The project uses the presence of programme elements with a certain independence to [lire la suite].

North Hospital of Grenoble, Construction of a helipad on the roof

As the previous helipad of the Hospital Center could not be exploited any more because of its too steep situation, the request was focused on a new equipment to be built on the terrace of the New Technical Platform in project. Important equipment because in addition to a landing/takeoff area, it was also necessary to [lire la suite].

Bamboo « contemplation » exhibition pavilion, in Arles

As part of the Rencontres de la photographie 2018 (photography encounters) in the town of Arles, C&E ingénierie joined forces with the Colombian architect, Simon Velez, to design a pavilion with a bearing structure in bamboo. The structure is 68 metres long, 16 metres wide and 9 metres high and is made up of a [lire la suite].

Ductal® UHPFRC façade panels for the EDF Training Centre in Saclay

The design of the building is organized in strata. “Everything is structured to offer a legible and intelligible campus to users who must integrate this environment very quickly and learn how to find their way around”, the architects explained. The composition of the façade alternates 3 Ductal® and glass layers endowing the building with a [lire la suite].

Rehabilitation of the Hôtel Lutetia, Paris Rive Gauche

The hotel Le Lutétia built in 1910 by the architects Louis-Hippolyte Boileau and Henri Tauzin is a remarkable and very homogeneous building. The main façade (rue de Sèvres and boulevard Raspail) is adorned with stone sculptures, vine motif and trellis. The corner of rue de Sèvres and boulevard Raspail is the outstanding feature of the [lire la suite].

Residential Tower, 2 Lions district in Tours

The Le Galion combined architectural project in the Deux Lions district is characterised by a unique landscape that blends perfectly into the banks of the Cher river. The project includes an office building, a residential building (the Tour Lumière) and a company restaurant, built around a garden that extends out over the Cher river like [lire la suite].

General purpose hall and exterior covered space, at the Parc du Tremblay in Champigny sur Marne

The installation of the construction overhanging the park site is intended to establish physical and visual links with the athletics stadium below, access to the park and the view towards the distant landscapes. Opposite the renovated athletics track, the facilities are laid out like the background of an antique theatre. In this system, the structure [lire la suite].

Centre Aqualudique Aqualagon, in Marne-la-Vallée

As part of the development of a resort village in Marne-la-Vallée in Seine-et-Marne, the Villages Nature du Val d’Europe entrusted the construction of the water complex to architect Jacques Ferrier. The project comprises three separate entities: the water pavilion containing the swimming pools (110×80 m with a maximum height of 27 metres), the air pavilion [lire la suite].

Chai, in Saint Emilion

Design of the shell on a contemporary construction on a wine growing estate whose architectural identity pre-exists the new project. The work carried out in close collaboration with the Architect and Engineer Samuel Nageotte, a partner with the Ateliers Jean Nouvel consisted in merging water tightness and air tightness for the new constructions and their [lire la suite].

Footbridge and extension to the platform for the T2 tramway, Pont d’Issy development zone, Issy-les-Moulineaux

This is an urban footbridge. This involved creating a deck to ensure continuity for pedestrians and cyclists between the newly planned Pont d’Issy development zone district and the district where the T2 tramway and RER C arrive opposite the esplanade. The connection between the footbridge and its accesses is treated as an urban mechanism. This [lire la suite].