Jean Nouvel is one of the most innovative influential architects of our time. Throughout his career, the French architect has created plenty of astonishing projects, from museums to concert halls, theaters, hotels as well as office buildings and commercial centers. Comprised of a skilled team of professionals, his atelier is one of the largest architecture practices in France. Today, Paris Design Agenda will take you on a journey to the most incredible architecture projects created by Jean Nouvel and his team in the City of Lights.
While constructions are still underway, which started back in 2011, these two urban buildings were imagined with the following aim in mind, “It is also about creating a character, a singularity that is in relation with the reality of the site, that reveals its particular beauty, that relies on it to invent and strengthen the attractiveness of the place.” The towers will certainly provide mesmerizing views of Paris.
Imagine starts a dialogue with the city by adding little reminders of its essence, such as Parisian roofs and trees. Featuring a poetic touch, this building is characterized by high precision light architecture which is a symbol of how research has advanced over the years.
The £280 million building is situated in Parc de La Villette and is best defined by its multi-tonal façade with interconnected bird-shaped tiles.
“The place creates a metaphor of the city with a square, a street and buildings. It is based on the brutal affirmation of the materials that make up the interior of the Louvre” – Jean Nouvel.
This contemporary art. Museum in the capital of France, Paris, that presents exhibits by established artists and it offers to young artists a chance to debut. It is located in at Raspail street in a glass building designed by Pritzker Prize architect – Jean Nouvel, surrounded by a modern woodland garden landscaped by Lothar Baumgarten.
This unique building was created in order to give a voice to the Arab world in France, promoting the work of Arab civilization, from art to knowledge as well as aesthetics. It is comprised of a museum, a library, a restaurant and several other spaces.
Source: Ateliers Jean Nouvel