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Saint-Nazaire Architecture : Building
Contemporary Developments in Brittany, northwest France, Contemporary Built Environment Europe
Location: Loire-Atlantique, northwest of France, near Nantes
Key Brittany Architecture Projects, alphabetical:
Alveole 14 – Culture Centre
Date built: 2007
Design: LIN Finn Geipel + Guilia Andi, Berlin/Paris
Illustration: Adrian König
Submarine bunker redevelopment: Architecture competition win
The street traversing the entire base creates interaction between the bunker cells. The hall for the international centre for emerging art forms (LiFE) is a minimalistically equipped “Monospace”. It is situated in a former submarine basin and can be opened up towards the harbour through a large, retractable gate.
Date built: 2005-
Design: Jakob + MacFarlane
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French Architecture – Selection
Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture
photo : Moreno Maggi
Zenith Saint-Etienne Building
Design: Foster + Partners
photo : Nigel Young
Pierre Vives Montpellier Project
Design: Zaha Hadid Architect
picture from ZHA
Saint-Nazaire is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France, in traditional Brittany. The town has a major harbour, on the right bank of the Loire River estuary, near the Atlantic Ocean. The town of St. Nazaire was rebuilt in the late 1940s in a minimalist functional style.
What was a small village until the industrial area became a large town in the second half of the 19th century, thanks to the construction of railways and the growth of the seaport. Saint-Nazaire progressively replaced Nantes as the main haven on the Loire estuary. The submarine base was used by the French Navy from 1945 to 1948.
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Saint-Nazaire Buildings, Brittany, France