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We’ve picked the most interesting of French Building Designs. The focus is on contemporary French building designs.

French Building Designs from M-R

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Paul Chevallier School Complex, Lyon, south France
Design: Tectoniques Architects
Paul Chevallier School Complex Lyon
photo : Renaud Araud

Paul Chevallier School Complex – 2 Jul 2013
The Paul Chevallier school complex is situated in Rillieux-la-Pape, a northern suburb of Lyon. At 5,034 m2, it is an unusually large project; and this indicates the growing attractiveness of the area. The complex currently comprises a nursery school and an elementary school. In 2014, a gym will be added, which will also be available for community activities. The site occupies an entire block, close to the centre of the district.

New Law Courts of Caen, north west France
Design: BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois
Caen Law Courts
image from architects

New Law Courts of Caen – 22 Jan 2013
Concerning urbanistic planning, the law courts of Caen redefines a new domain in the centre of the City. The design of BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois for this public building was recently presented to the public. It comes with a quadratic shape which comprises several duties and responsibilities: The cube underlines by its form the importance of jurisdiction by the means of architecture.

Mozart ZAC Housing, Lyon, southern France
Tectoniques
Mozart ZAC Housing France
photo : Renaud Araud
Mozart ZAC Housing – 10 Dec 2012
For Tectoniques, this project represents a relatively recent process of reflection and production – that of collective housing in an urban landscape. The team is familiar with the theme of habitats: accommodation for elderly and/or dependent people, tourist residences or private houses. But this is their first design for urban social housing.

Public Toilets in Tête d’Or Park, Lyon, southern France
JS Architecture Urbanisme
Tête d'Or Park Building
photo : Franck Fleury

Tête d’Or Park Lyon – 5 Dec 2012
Jacky Suchail Architecture Urbanisme has recently installed eight new public toilets in the Tête d’Or. They are easily visible and conveniently located on the perimeter of the park and at strategic points within it. They are all different, though with a similar basic form in wood and concrete: plinth, superstructure, screen and sun shades.

Music School Louviers, Normandy, northern France
Design: Opus 5
Louviers Building
photograph : Luc Boegly

Music School Louviers – 17 Sep 2012
The antique convent of the Penitents, in the city center of Louviers – Normandy, is a very exceptional example of “cloister on water”, made of a complex assembly of successive constructions.

Médiathèque Romain Rolland, Paris
Philippe Gazeau architecte
Paris Library Building
picture : Philippe Ruault

Médiathèque Romain Rolland – 16 Jul 2012
The Romainville multimedia library is located in the heart of a dormitory town that is being completely renovated. The town planners wanted to open up the district by fragmenting the housing blocks, creating a central plain to provide a large park and two facilities, including the multimedia library which is intended to act as an attractive magnet on a neighbourhood level. The new building floats between two ‘flying carpets’.

maison L, Yvelines, northern France
Architect: architecturespossibles
maison L Yvelines
photo : George Dupin

maison L Yvelines – 2 Jul 2012
RIBA Awards 2012 Winner
The brief suggested the L-shaped general plan and the use of an indigenous stone for retaining walls. But it did not suggest half burying a series of interconnecting cave-like rooms, nor the five three-storey board-marked concrete towers that poke out of the rockery roof. This is where the genius of the architect comes in.

Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, Bordeaux, south west France
Design: BIG + FREAKS freearchitects
MÉCA Building Bordeaux
image from architects

MÉCA Bordeaux – 20 Jun 2012
Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building.

Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims, northeast France – 30 May 2012
David Chipperfield Architects
Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims
image © David Chipperfield Architects

The new Musée des Beaux-arts is situated on the periphery of a long green space, arising from the town fortifications, between the old and new town. The Gallo- Roman gate and the modernist market hall, located in its vicinity, are evidence of Reim’s architectural history from antiquity to modern times. An excavation site with mediaeval findings is situated at the site of the new museum.

Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne, southern France – 17 May 2012
Foster + Partners
Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne
image : Foster + Partners

Following an international competition, Foster + Partners, working with museum designer Adrien Gardere, is designing a new museum for Roman artefacts in the city of Narbonne.
As a vital Roman port, Narbonne has an impressive legacy of buildings, ancient relics and archaeological sites. The centrepiece of the museum is a collection of more than 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks excavated nearby. Their display forms a natural barrier at the heart of the simple, rectilinear building, separating the public galleries from the more private restoration spaces. Visitors will be able to glimpse the work of the archaeologists and researchers through its mosaic of stone and light, and the flexible display framework allows the reliefs to be easily reconfigured and used as an active tool for learning.

Musée des Beaux-arts Reims, north east France – 11 Apr 2012
X-TU, Architects
Musée des Beaux-arts Reims building
image from architects

Competition for the Arts Museum of Reims
Total floor area: 13,700 m² SHON
Cost: 35,000,000 €

Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan, southern France – 8 Mar 2012
Foster + Partners
Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan
image : Foster + Partners

Marseille’s Vieux Port, one of the great Mediterranean ports, is about to be transformed. Work has started on Michel Desvigne’s and Foster + Partners’ competition-winning masterplan for its regeneration. The project will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm.

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Building Designs in France, alphabetical:

MBA Building, Paris
David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris
picture : David Chipperfield Architects

MBA Building Paris
Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter, nr Paris
Agence SEARCH
Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter
photo © Michel Denancé

Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter
Marché Permanent, Béthune
Architects: Zvi Hecker
Béthune Architecture
image from architect

Béthune Architecture
Max’s house in a small lake, nr Nîmes
Antonino Cardillo
Nimes house
image from architect

Nîmes house
The Metaphone – Oignies, northeast France
Hérault Arnod Architectes
The Metaphone Oignies
image : Thomas Seriès – Labtop, Hérault Arnod

The Metaphone – Oignies
Millau Viaduct
Foster + Partners
Millau Bridge
photo © Nick Weall

Millau Viaduct
Mine site 9-9bis – Oignies
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Oignies building
building image : Labtop-rendering

Oignies building
Modern Music Centre Evreux, North France
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Contemporary Music Centre Evreux
image : Labtop-rendering

Modern Music Centre Evreux
Monolith in Lyon
Designed by Erick van Egeraat + others
Monolith in Lyon
image © Designed by Erick van Egeraat

Monolith in Lyon
Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont, Rennes
Christian de Portzamparc
Rennes building
image from architect

Rennes building
Nantes Tripode Buildings, Nantes
Christian de Portzamparc
Nantes Building
image from architect

Nantes Tripode
New General Building of Council of Europe
Art & Build Architect
Strasbourg building
picture from architect

New General Building of Council of Europe
The Orange Cube
Jakob + Macfarlane
The Orange Cube Lyon
photo : Nicolas Borel

The Orange Cube Lyon
Origami Building, Paris
Manuelle Gautrand
Origami Building
© Manuelle Gautrand Arch. photo Vincent Fillon

Origami Building
Orleans Médiathèque
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Orleans Mediatheque
image from architect

Orleans Mediatheque
Pajol sports centre, Paris
Brisac Gonzalez Architects
Pajol sports centre
photo : Sally Spencer Davies

Pajol sports centre
Paladru Archaeology Museum and Park
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Paladru Archaeology Museum
image © André Morin

Paladru Archaeology Museum
Parc des Expositions, Toulouse
OMA
Parc des Expositions Toulouse
image © OMA

Parc des Expositions Toulouse
The Phare, Paris
Morphosis
The Phare Paris
image from architect

The Phare
Philharmonie de Paris
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Philharmonie de Paris
picture © Jean Nouvel

Philharmonie de Paris
Pierre Vives Project, Montpellier
Zaha Hadid
Montpellier building
picture from ZHA

Pierre Vives
“Pôle Sud” Skating Rink, Grenoble
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Grenoble Skating Rink
image © André Morin

Grenoble Skating Rink
RBC Design Center, Montpellier
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
RBC Design Center
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel

RBC Design Center
Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Paris Hotel Building
image from architect

Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel
Rossignol Global Headquarters, Grenoble
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Rossignol Grenoble
building image : Labtop-rendering

Rossignol Grenoble
Rungis Médiathèque
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Rungis Mediatheque
image from architect

Rungis Mediatheque

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French Buildings – M-R:

Maison Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne
1956-59
Alvar Aalto

Millau Viaduct, Gorge du Tarn, south France
2005
Foster + Partners
One of the greatest – if not The Greatest – bridges in the world

Mixed-use project, Quartier de l’Amphitheatre, Metz
2007-
Erick van Egeraat Architects

Musée Champollion, Figeac
2007
Agence Moatti et Rivière

Musée Fabre, Montpellier
2007
Agence d’architecture Brochet Lajus Pueyo / Atelier d’Architecture Emmanuel Nebout

Museum, Metz
2005-08
Shigeru Ban with Jean de Gasties & Gumuchdjian Architects

Provincial Capitol Building, Toulouse

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

Reims University Library

Chabanne & Partners architects

Rouen Stadium

Dominique Perrault Architectes

Rudin House, Leymen
1997-98
Herzog de Meuron Architects

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