The director general of Adivbois explains the objectives and aims of the Wood Buildings for Living competition which allowed to launch 13 projects in twenty-four places and 12 high-rise wood buildings projects.
In a country where concrete is king, construction of wood buildings is reaching new heights by hedging on verticality. There are currently around thirty high-rise wood building projects underway in France and hence the country has moved into position as a world leader in this field.
Woodrise, the first ‘International Congress on Hi-Rise Wood Buildings’ took place in Bordeaux on 12-15 September 2017.
Five Indian city planners and architects are training in five French architecture practices.
The Parisian architecture practice set up a design studio in New Delhi in 2014 and is seen as a pioneer. Yet India’s market offers many opportunities across a diverse range of sectors.
Manuelle Gautrand is the first French architect to be the laureate of the 2017 European Architecture Award. She has been collecting awards and been awarded contracts at an increasing rate with projects both in France and abroad. She is passionate about urban landscape and, as far as she is concerned, the city of tomorrow must allow residents to reclaim public spaces.
Franklin France – global leader in lightning protection – has been commissioned by the China state construction engineering company to design the lightning protection system for Africa’s largest Mosque.
Designed by Patrick Schweitzer & Associés and the only school of its type in the country, the new Faculty of Architecture and Environmental Design in Kigali, Rwanda, recently opened its doors. With its emphasis on local resources and its forms drawing inspiration from Rwanda’s topography, the new building itself is a pedagogic tool. We speak to Patrick Schweitzer.
The project for the 2nd largest tower in Taiwan was awarded in late 2017 to the Franco-Brazilian architect who imagined a "vertical district" interconnected to the city. The culmination of long years of experimentation with "link architecture".
Cardiff University in Wales, has awarded a contract worth 134 million euros to Bouygues UK, the British subsidiary of France’s Bouygues Construction, to build two high-tech centres on the site of a disused railway yard. Designed by architecture practices Hawkins Brown and HOK, construction on the project will begin in September.
As part of the rehabilitation of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, itself closely linked to the ‘Plan for an Emerging Senegal’ launched in 2015 by President Macky Sall, architecture practice Hardel Le Bihan is creating 27 new buildings designed to house 10,700 students on behalf of Amsa Realty, the real estate subsidiary of the Compagnie Financière de l’Ouest Africain.
On June 20-21 at the Palais des Congrès, Paris will welcome the 1st European edition of MIPIM PropTech. The gathering is organised by Reed MIDEM, the world’s leading organiser of international real estate events and aims to bring together key players in the property and tech sectors. Sara Rozenfarb, director of strategy and new developments for Reed MIDEM’s real estate division, talks about the origins and purpose of the event.
One hundred tenants live in a building constructed to their own design that prioritises communal spaces and community living. A concept to emulate.
With its Public Culture and Arts Centre in the Bao’an district of Shenzhen, architecture practice Coldefy & Associates gains a foothold in China.
Two of the four winners of the 2018 Prix Versailles are based on the UK: Foster + Partners took a prize for Apple Orchard Road in Singapore (photo) and Acme were awarded for Watermark WestQuay in Southampton. Two French practices are also amongst the winners: Cardondale for Dolce & Gabbana’s Venice Palazzo and Marseille Architecture Partenaires for McArthurGlen Provence in Miramas.
At the St. Petersburg International Forum, Andrei Tchibis, Russian Deputy Minister in charge of Construction and Urban Services and Alexandre Missoffe, Director General of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (Paris-Ile de France Capitale Economique, or PCE) signed an agreement on 25 May 2018 to mobilise the expertise of players in the Grand Paris project to support the development of pilot cities in the Russian Federation
‘Changing the way we build’ – Finalcad’s tagline sums up the DNA of French BIM unicorn seeing explosive growth
Following in the footsteps of Arne Jacobsen, considered the father of Danish functionalism and Jørn Utzon, designer of the celebrated Sydney Opera House, comes a new generation of Danish architects who are remodelling Copenhagen and raising their international profile.
Twin of the contemporary art Biennale with which it alternates every other year, the equally prestigious Venice International Architecture Biennale takes place from 26 May until 25 November 2018. Its keyword is Freespace and it will showcase 63 national participations presented by the very finest architects from around the world.
With Denmark’s capital continuing to attract more young people and families, the municipality’s urban planners must abide by strict constraints. Because the city has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.