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Proyecto • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerCentros de Deportes

Ilots Sud Sports Center

Much like sports itself, sports facilities are always important sites of identification. Particularly in smaller towns like Cormeilles-en-Parisis, 17 km northeast of Paris, club sport plays a vital role in social life. The new sports center offers optimal training and competition conditions for local teams, amateur athletes and schools.With its silhouette, the design sets a striking mark, but nevertheless blends harmoniously into the loosely built residential area. This we could achieve by embedding the field and bleachers to keep the building at a moderate height. Well set bends modulate the length of the building and create an attractive, roofed entrance. Clever spatial references clearly arrange the dense program. The generously glazed e... Más

Proyecto • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerEscuelas Primarias

Bretenoux Middle School

The middle school on the outskirts of Bretenoux is situated off-street and its broad western front shapes a public square. The compact organisation of the single-story building is reminiscent of the regions medieval bastides. The surrounding cantilevered canopy made of dark carbonised wood protects the building from overheating by excessive solar radiation. This restrained, closed design contrasts with the generous, communicative interiors in which light-colored wood dominates. Dietrich Untertrifaller with phBa - architectes urbanistes The rooms are clearly arranged around a central access zone delimiting the individual functional areas for teaching, school life and general services. Public facilities such as the library, the restaura... Más

Proyecto • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerEscuelas Secundarias

Lycée Evariste Galois

Demolish or renovate? This question often arises when it comes to the further development of school buildings from the 1970s. The senior high school Lycée Evariste Galois in the Paris metropolitan area no longer meets current requirements and is bursting at the seams due to strong demographic development. With a holistic environmental approach in mind, we decided together with our partner Panorama Architecture from Aix en Provence to restructure and expand. Based on the qualities of the existing, we reorganised the individual parts of the building and united them into a legible, communicative whole. Dietrich Untertrifaller The newly created green schoolyard forms the heart of the ensemble and connects the various functions. It... Más

Proyecto • By Taillandier Architectes AssociésPiscinas

Païcherou Aquatic Center

Païcherou Aquatic Centre’s site is exceptional for its privileged location on the Aude river and for its relationship with the City of Carcassonne and la Bastide Saint-Louis. Roland Halbe Roland Halbe The architectural approach involved maintaining a continuity with the existing site and respecting its landscape. The Aquatic Centre aims to accentuate the territory unique to the town of Carcassonne, situated between the Black Mountain to the North, the Corbières to the East, the Lauragais plain to the West and the Aude valley to the South. The site is on a meander of the Aude river, below the town and facing the agricultural land that stretches to the foot the City of Carcassonne. It is a setting with significant... Más

NoticiasNoticias • 17 sept. 2021

MVRDV complete landmark courtyard building that combines intimate streetscapes with expansive greenspace

In Bordeaux, France,  MVRDV has completed Ilot Queyries, a courtyard apartment building that combines intimate streetscapes with expansive green space. The site is located to the east of the River Garonne and across from the city’s UNESCO World Heritage historic centre. Ossip van Duivenbode The courtyard apartment building provides 282 homes – including 128 for social housing – parking, commercial space, and a rooftop restaurant within a new neighbourhood of four buildings masterplanned by MVRDV alongside Joubert Architecture. Ossip van Duivenbode In line the ambitions of the Bastide-Niel masterplan, the irregularly shaped courtyard building fills the site to its boundaries, resulting in an intimately scap... Más

Proyecto • By Taillandier Architectes AssociésCentros de Exposiciones

La Cité

Sponsored by La Region Occitanie, the project of La Cité consists in the renovation of the historic site of Les Halles Latétoère, in order to create a third-place dedicated to collaborative and sustainable innovation. La Cité hosts several public and private services devoted to young start-ups, such as Ad’Occ, At Home, Nubbō and Roselab.The project is located in the South-East of Toulouse, in the suburb of Montaudran, next to the railway running along the protected historic runway of the Aéropostale. The building itself is registered as heritage of the aeronautical industrial history of Toulouse. Built between 1917 and 1918 by the industrial pioneer Pierre-Georges Latécoère, Les Halles... Más

NoticiasNoticias • 8 jul. 2021

OMA thinktank AMO realizes Off-White store in Paris with a feast of textures

Like the earlier work of OMA, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, the Paris Off-White store is a feast of textures and materials. The store’s distinct different atmospheres are conceptualized into the three architectural characters of the courtyard, the gallery and the flea market. Benoit Florençon The CourtyardA semi-circular vestibule of corrugated glass welcomes visitors into a reinterpretation of the typical Parisian courtyard. The sober space makes a calm and slow shopping experience of the women’s collection. The walls and floors are clad with white travertine.  Benoit Florençon The GalleryOn the second floor a luminous space with high ceilings and large windows houses the men’s collection. A fo... Más

NoticiasNoticias • 7 jul. 2021

SANAA revitalizes 19th century Parisian Art Nouveau department store with wavy glass facade and new interior street

Fashion house LVMH tasked SANAA with the revitalization of formerly the largest department store in Paris, La Samaritaine. The building on the rue de Rivoli has been destroyed and SANAA placed a new structure with an interior street that runs the entire building alongside social and commercial program. The passageway connects one existing and two new glass covered courtyards.  © Jared Chulski SANAA sees the connection as both a physical and symbolic link between the historic facade facing the Seine and the new wavy curtain wall along the new Rue de Rivoli building. The courtyards bring in natural light and lightness into the interiors. © Jared Chulski The soft irregular waves resonate with the rhythm and scale of... Más

Proyecto • By OVERCODE architecture urbanismeCentros Comunitarios


Amiens’s town hall wants to construct a new building for the ALCO non-profit organization. ALCO is a community base association that dedicates to support precarious families in need of cohesion and empowerment. It provides the community a multiplicity of activities from educational media, plastic art, theater, poetry, to social mediation in a multiethnic neighborhood. ALCO is an organization, as it is a place for the community to gather, share and bond in a proactive environment.    The town hall made available a site at the heart of the neighborhood school campus, which included buildings from primary school, to middle school, sports hall, soccer field and small concert hall – theater. It was a strategic position wi... Más

Proyecto • By Studio MODULEApartamentos

St Nizier

Se trata de un proyecto de renovación realizado por Auguro, arquitectos franceses.   El proyecto consistía en crear una paleta de materiales y colores destacando el apartamento existente, revelando las paredes de piedra y el suelo de parqué original.   Para la parte del apartamento orientada al sur, el recorrido del sol guió el proyecto de renovación, la elección de los colores y los materiales para jugar con la luz natural durante el día.   Para la otra parte, donde no da el sol, se eligió una paleta de colores y materiales claros y puros para suavizar el lugar. Más

Proyecto • By Vittorio Grassi Architetto and PartnersRestaurantes

Le Mirazur Bar and Restaurant

The project restored and converted a 1950’s building into a restaurant bar with banquets rooms, staff accommodation and a garden with aromatic herbs. The main restaurant room and a small servery are located at street level. Façades were reshaped with wider openings, in order to allow for more transparency and a better panoramic seaview .Fabric awnings projecting out of the external envelope are dynamic elements that emphasize again the lightness of the new structure and make the building look as a vessel ready to sail. The respect for the nature of the site is achieved by using only a few coherent materials and simple finishes like white render and fabric awnings, local flamed stone, transparent glass, grey paintedsteel with... Más

Proyecto • By Taillandier Architectes AssociésEscuelas Primarias

St. Genevieve's School

The project consists of the construction of a school including classes ranging from nursery school to high school as well as the school administration and canteen (total capacity of 1000 students). Saint Genevieve’s school was previously located in the centre of Saint-Jory. The classes, spanning from primary school to middle school, where housed in rundown and restricted buildings no longer conform to current safety regulations. Urban renewal projects for the historic centre, as well as the opportunity to move the town hall into the historic buildings occupied by the school, cemented the project to relocate the school to a more modern and spacious location. The new site chosen is located within a larger urban project between the rou... Más

NoticiasNoticias • 19 ene. 2021

Nature and architecture meet in Scandinavian inspired hotel concept by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

In the Breitenbach landscape of northern France, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter have completed hotel concept '48 Nord.' Drawing from the traditional Scandinavian 'hytte,' a place of retreat and reconnection with nature, the concept comprises 14 cabins scattered across the landscape. Florent Michel The 14 'hytte' cottages' are divided into four different typologies. The 'grass' hytte, located entirely on one level, is universally accessible. The 'tree' and 'ivy' typologies are thin and tower-like, combining verticality and panoramic views. The final typology, 'fjell' includes substantial protected outdoor space and is designed specifically for families.  Florent Michel Compact, light and discreet, the cabins sit on stilts. Each u... Más

Proyecto • By Taillandier Architectes AssociésAlojamiento

Sporting Overview

The project’s objective is the creation of a multi-purpose building in a new eco-neighbourhood of Blagnac (Occitanie region, France). The ZAC Andromède is an urban development zone situated between the cities of Blagnac and Beauzelle that will accommodate new residential neighbourhoods as well as activities with high landscape and environmental value. More than just an extension of Blagnac and Beauzelle, Andromède can be considered to be a new type of peripheral neighbourhood in the Toulouse urban area. Parcel 19A enjoys a highly visible corner location facing expansive open spaces. Looking out towards the forecourt of the Saint-Exupéry high school and the Cours Barricou, the project presents an assertive angle... Más

Proyecto • By Leclercq associésEscuelas Secundarias

Jean-Moulin high school

Originally, an indoor schoolyard is at the heart of all the high school functions. This schoolyard is a symbolic representation of school buildings throughout time.   The project unfolds around this central space which in itself creates a particular enclosed space integrating all the elements of the program, in a dual perspective between the single indoor courtyard and the outdoor town made of plurality and undefined spaces. The general volume, a simple hollowed out wooden monolith, takes advantage of the leveling of the plot to take off from the ground and open a yard on the street. The Jean Moulin High School has been the first HEQ-certified high school in Ile-de-France.   Our website Más