Serero Architects To Design Meudon-la-Forêt’s New Cultural Center

Winner of the competition for the new cultural center of Meudon-la-Forêt, France, is architectural firm Serero Architects. They designed a building wrapped by an organic concrete shell.

The project will be presented at the mediatheque of Meudon from June 22nd until July 10th, 2010.

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“Place de la République” Proposal By Mateo Arquitectura

This a first preview of Barcelona-based Mateo Arquitectura’s proposal ‘Place de la République as public space’ for the restricted competition looking to redesign the Place de la République in Paris, France.

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Athletic Center // Grande Synthe // France // Olgga Architects

Olgga Architects‘ Athletic Center in the Basroch neighborhood of Grande Synthe, France is currently under construction.  This new recreational infrastructure, which will host rugby, soccer, and cycling and archery clubs, also responds to a strict criteria of sustainability with the inclusion of solar panels for over 40% of hot water heating, 10800sf of photovoltaic membranes on the roof to address peak electricity demands ,a retaining pond and water treatment locale for internal consumption and Utilization of post-consumer and recyclable materials for façades.

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Mikou Design Studio Wins Competition To Redesign Dunkerque Theater

Paris-based Mikou Design Studio has recently won the competition for the renovation of the Bateay Feu Theater in Dunkerque in the northernmost tip of France. The theater’s program foresees a big concert hall with seating for 500, a black box theater space, foyer, cafeteria, loges, practice hall, dressing rooms, backstage areas, storage space, café, bar, gift shop, and offices on a gross floor area of 4,500 square meters (48,440 square feet).

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Solar Powered International Design Center Unveiled

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Situated in an defunct arms manufacturing facility in Saint-Etienne, the recently unveiled ‘Cité du Design‘ is a stunning international center for design.

Designed by Berlin and Paris based LIN, the ‘Centre International du Design’ is a new institution for communication, research and education in design. The project is situated on the historic site of the National Arms Manufacture in St. Etienne. Powered by solar energy and supplemented by an efficient heating system, the energy efficient ‘Cité du Design’ is a world class design center that lives up to its name.

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Hermitage Plaza // Paris // France // Foster + Partners

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Hermitage Plaza is an ongoing project by Foster + Partners in Paris. The complex will create a new community to the east of La Défense, in Courbevoie, that extends down to the river Seine with cafés, shops and a sunny public plaza at its heart.

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Cabin // Normandy // France // Lode Architecture

Designed by Jérôme Vinçon of Lode Architecture, this small pitched-roof house near Honfleur might echo other Normandy cottages on the exterior, but the comparison ends there.

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VTHR // Saint Cyprien // France // Serero

This is the proposal for the VTHR auditorium and theater in Saint Cyprien, France by French architects Serero.

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