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French Buildings : Architecture

Architectural Developments across France, Europe

post updated 3 Apr 2020

Buildings in France

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We select key examples of French Buildings. The focus is on contemporary French buildings.

French Building Designs from A-C

Recent additions to this page:

11 Apr 2013
Annecy Congress Center, south east France
Design: Snøhetta
Annecy Congress Center Building
image : Snøhetta – MOKA – MIR
Annecy Congress Center France
This project is designed to strengthen the connection between two cities.

8 Feb 2013
Campus of University Saint-Charles, Montpellier
Design: Hellin-Sebbag Architectes
Montpellier Apartments
photograph © Hellin-Sebbag, photo Benoît Wehrlé
Campus of University Saint-Charles
‘Transparency, light and ease of movement’
Conversion of a seventeenth-century hospital and listed building into a university with the modern functionality that a university requires. In a second phase, the Aile des Incurables, on the same site, will be converted into a Maison des Sciences de l’Homme and a department of archaeology.

10 Oct 2012
The Cabin, Menuires, southeastern France
Design: h2o architectes
The Cabin Les Menuires - French Buildings
image : Julien Attard / www.julienattard.com
The Cabin Menuires
Rethink of a ski resort apartment in Menuires, France. The request was to realize the impossible : increase the living space without touching the structure, create 2 bathrooms instead of the one existing, preserve the number of beds, 8 beds in 55m2, all while maintaining separate circultaions for each.

17 Sep 2012
Aqua Leisure Center in Val de Scarpe, Arras, north east France
Design: SAREA Alain Sarfati Architecture
Arras Aquatic Center Building
photo © ADAGP photographe Noelle Hoeppe
Aqua Leisure Center in Val de Scarpe
The Aqua Leisure Center in Val de Scarpe, Arras “puts a new twist on age-old pleasures, like a modern Tivoli”. After Quimper, Béthune, Laon and Bordeaux, S.AREA Alain Sarfati Architecture presents Aquarena.

24 Jul 2012
Communauté de Communes Salorge, Pornic, north west France
Design: Atelier Arcau
Salorge Town Community Building
photo : Hervé Le Reste
Salorge Building
The town of Pornic’s elected representatives expressed their “deep-rooted” commitment to regional tradition, immediately excluding any other architectural form that did not match the traditional volumes and templates of the Pays de Retz, such as roofs with gable roofs, covered in tiles.

23 Jul 2012
Belfort Train Station, north east France
Design: AREP, Architects
Belfort Train Station French Buildings
photo : Vigneau Mathieu
Belfort Train Station
Nouvelles gares TGV Rhin-Rhône – Gare de Belfort-Montbéliard TGV

17 Feb 2012
Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall, Paris
Design: Agence Search
Shopping Centre France
image from architects
Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall
In today’s increasingly competitive environment, the architecture of shopping malls has come to play a fundamental role in their commercial success. Architecture can distinguish the shopping environment to create a sense of specificity, of differentiation.

We have 7 pages of French Building selections.

French Architecture : news + key projects

French Buildings : A-C (this page)

French Architectural Designs : D-F

French Building Developments : G-J

French Architecture Designs : K-L

French Building Designs : M-R

French Architecture Developments : S-Z

French Buildings

Buildings in France, alphabetical:

65 Croisette Boutique, Cannes, south of France
Design: Moatti and Rivière
Cannes Boutique
picture from architect
65 Croisette

Alveole 14, Saint-Nazaire, Loire-Atlantique
Design: LIN Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi
Saint-Nazaire building
image : Adrian König
Saint-Nazaire building Architecture contest

Amiens University Media Library
Design: Serero Architectes
Amiens University Library - French Buildings
image from architect
Amiens University Library

Amplified Music Hall, Grenoble
Design: Hérault Arnod Architectes
Grenoble Music Hall French Buildings
building image : Labtop-rendering
Grenoble Music Hall

Andromède Housing, south west France
Design: Josep Lluís Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
Andromède district building
picture from architects
Andromède Housing, Toulouse

Angouleme Media Library
Design: Serero Architectes
Angouleme Media Library
picture from architect
Angouleme Media Library

Annemasse Aquatic Center
Design: Serero Architectes
Annemasse Aquatic Center French Buildings
picture from architect
Centre aquatique d’Annemasse

Aurillac – Multi-purpose hall
Design: Brisac Gonzalez Architects
Aurillac Hall French Buildings
image from architect
Aurillac Hall

Bastide Niel, Bordeaux, south west France
Design: MVRDV
Bastide Niel French Buildings
picture from architects
Bastide Niel

Bicycle Building, Grenoble
Design: Hérault Arnod Architectes
Bicycle Building Grenoble
photo © André Morin
Bicycle Building Grenoble

Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall, Paris
Design: Agence Search
Shopping Centre France
image from architects
Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall

Biscuit House, nr Lyon
Design: Pierre Minassian architect
Biscuit House - French Buildings
photo from architect
Biscuit House

BT01 Offices Building, Oignies
Design: Hérault Arnod Architectes
BT01 Offices Building Oignies building
photo © André Morin
BT01 Offices Building

Caen Library Building, Caen, north of France
Design: OMA
Caen Library - French Buildings
image © OMA
Caen Library

Centre d’Art Dramatique National, Montreuil
Design: Dominique COULON architecte
Montreuil Theater - French Buildings
photo : jean marie MONTHIERS photographe
Montreuil Theater

Carré d’Art Building, Nimes
Design: Foster + Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes
photo : Nigel Young, Foster & Partners
Carre d’Art Nimes

Centre dépôt d’autobus RATP, Thiais
Design: ecdm architects
Centre dépôt d'autobus RATP French Buildings
photo : Philippe Ruault
Centre dépôt d’autobus RATP

Cite des Sciences architecture, Paris
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie - French Buildings
photograph : Ian Ritchie Architects
Cite des Sciences architecture

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French Buildings – No Images

French Buildings – A-C:

Aerospace Valley project, Montaudran Aerodrome redevelopment, nr Toulouse
2008-
Foreign Office Architects

Albert Cultural Centre
Ian Ritchie Architects
French cultural building

Aplix factory building, Le Cellier, Nantes, France
1997-99/2000
Dominique Perrault Architectes
Aplix factory French Buildings
photo © Georges Fessy / DPA / ADAGP

Belfort Municipal Theater – Theatre Granit, 1 faubourg de Montbéliard
1983
Jean Nouvel Architects

Boathouse, Pouilly-en-Auxois
2005
Shigeru Ban Architects

Boves Pharmacy, southest of Amiens, Somme, Picardie, northern France
Ian Ritchie Architects
Picardie building

Brain Research institute, Luminy University, nr Cassis
2004
Snøhetta

Cahors Urban Masterplan

Keith Williams Architects

Centre Européen du Resistant Deporté du Natzweiler – Struthof
2008
Pierre-Louis Faloci

Centre Pompidou-Metz
2007-08
Shigeru Ban

Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp
1955
Le Corbusier

Chateau de Paulin, Ségala Tarnais, Albi, southern France

Eric Parry Architects

Chennevières-sur-Marne Archery Centre
2005
Atelier Phileas

Cité de la voile Eric Tabarly – nautical museum, Lorient
2007
Jacques Ferrier

Cite Artisanale Valbonne, Valbonne
2007
Comte et Vollenweider Architectes

CMA CGM Headquarters Tower, Marseilles
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
CMA CGM Headquarters Marseilles

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