French Building, Contemporary Projects, Buildings France, Houses, Office, Property Photos

French Buildings : Architecture

Architectural Developments across France, Europe

post updated 22 Feb 2020

Buildings in France

Diriger aux Bâtiments de Francais

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:

Annecy Congress Center, south east France
Design: Snøhetta
Annecy Congress Center Building
image : Snøhetta – MOKA – MIR

Annecy Congress Center France – 11 Apr 2013
This project is designed to strengthen the connection between two cities.

Campus of University Saint-Charles, Montpellier
Design: Hellin-Sebbag Architectes
Montpellier Apartments
photograph © Hellin-Sebbag, photo Benoît Wehrlé

Campus of University Saint-Charles – 8 Feb 2013
‘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.

The Cabin, Menuires, southeastern France
Design: h2o architectes
The Cabin Les Menuires - French Buildings
image : Julien Attard /

The Cabin Menuires – 10 Oct 2012
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.

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 – 17 Sep 2012
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.

Communauté de Communes Salorge, Pornic, north west France
Design: Atelier Arcau
Salorge Town Community Building
photo : Hervé Le Reste

Salorge Building – 24 Jul 2012
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.

Belfort Train Station, north east France
Design: AREP, Architects
Belfort Train Station French Buildings
photo : Vigneau Mathieu

Belfort Train Station – 23 Jul 2012
Nouvelles gares TGV Rhin-Rhône – Gare de Belfort-Montbéliard TGV

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

Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall – 17 Feb 2012
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
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
Serero Architectes
Angouleme Media Library
picture from architect

Angouleme Media Library

Annemasse Aquatic Center
Serero Architectes
Annemasse Aquatic Center French Buildings
picture from architect

Centre aquatique d’Annemasse

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

Aurillac Hall

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

Bastide Niel

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

Bicycle Building Grenoble

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

Beaugrenelle Shopping Mall

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

Biscuit House

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

BT01 Offices Building

Caen Library Building, Caen
Caen Library - French Buildings
image © OMA

Caen Library

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

Montreuil Theater

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

Carre d’Art Nimes

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

Centre dépôt d’autobus RATP

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

Cite des Sciences architecture

More French Buildings online soon

French Buildings – No Images

French Buildings – A-C:

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

Albert Cultural Centre
Ian Ritchie Architects
French cultural building

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

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

Boathouse, Pouilly-en-Auxois
Shigeru Ban Architects

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

Brain Research institute, Luminy University, nr Cassis

Cahors Urban Masterplan

Keith Williams Architects

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

Centre Pompidou-Metz
Shigeru Ban

Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp
Le Corbusier

Chateau de Paulin, Ségala Tarnais, Albi, southern France

Eric Parry Architects

Chennevières-sur-Marne Archery Centre
Atelier Phileas

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

Cite Artisanale Valbonne, Valbonne
Comte et Vollenweider Architectes

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

More French Building Developments online soon

Location: France, Western Europe

French Architects

French Housing

Paris Buildings

Carre d’Art Nimes

Buildings / photos for the French Architecture page welcome

Website: visit France