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].

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].

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].

Monumenta 2016 – Huang Yong Ping, at the Grand Palais, Paris

Empires, an installation by Huang Yong Ping, occupies the nave of the Grand Palais for the seventh “Monumenta” event in 2016. 305 containers of the type used to transport freight are superimposed in several rows under the glass ceiling. The highest row is 17.5 m high. These containers of different colours bear the logos of [lire la suite].

Reinforcement for the Victor Fouche former maternity hospital, Martinique

The earthquake resistance work carried out for the building housing the Victor Fouche former maternity hospital, enabled certain reinforcement techniques to be developed such as “nailing” existing foundations by using micropiles, reinforcing hollow body concrete floors by means of pre-stressing and post-tensioning or the development of reinforced concrete retaining walls at variable thicknesses and dimensions [lire la suite].

Buildings designed by Marcel Lods, Village of La Faisanderie, in Fontainebleau

Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the United States: these are the names of the four residential buildings in La Faisanderie, built in 1952 by Marcel Lods, associated with his colleague Maurice Cammas, for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command in Europe. After being abandoned by NATO when France left the organization (1966), then [lire la suite].

Lodgings and leisure centre, Moulin Vert development zone in Vitry-sur-Seine

The project, located on a 16,521 m² plot in the heart of the garden city of Moulin Vert, in Vitry sur Seine, is intended to increase the site density while retaining the urban and landscaping characteristics of the site and reinforcing the links between the lodgings and the green areas. The construction of these lodgings [lire la suite].

Rehabilitation of Halle Pajol, in Paris

Built in the 1920’s, the Halle Pajol was for many years a warehouse for the SNCF. It is over one hundred metres long by forty metres wide and is the main feature in the Pajol development zone. The Pajol development zone, a sort of eco-island, is strongly committed to a sustainable development approach, focused on [lire la suite].

Footbridge over the Sèvre in the Parc Interrégional du Marais Poitevin, in Le Vanneau

This operation is situated in a special context: the restoration of the footbridge for the La Sèvre village is part of a larger project to promote the hydraulic heritage of this region and as such has been integrated into the Opération Grand Site carried out in the Marais Poitevin. The rehabilitation of the footbridge mainly [lire la suite].

Earthquake resistance for the hospital ward towers at the Centre Hospitalier Louis Domergue, in La Trinité, Martinique

The Centre Hospitalier Louis Domergue in Trinité was built in 1974. At that time it was not mandatory to apply the so-called PS 69 earthquake resistance rules. The “tower” of the hospital comprises 3 blocks: (a) one block B, R+7, (b) a second block C, R+8, also a hospital ward block, (c) a third block [lire la suite].