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Jean Nouvel Jean Nouvel (French: [ʒɑ̃ nu.vɛl]; born 12 August 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouvel designed), the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008.[1][2][3][4] A number of museums and architectural centres have presented retrospectives of his work.[5][6]

Frederikssund Loop Tower - Architecte : Julien De Smedt Showing image 1 of 36 Frederikssund is named after the late King Frederik III (17th century). If that isn’t so relevant in our times it is interesting to notice its central position in a bizarre stretch aligning the main 3 cities of the Oeresund Region to Denmark’s mainland: namely and in order from East to West, Malmoe, Copenhagen and Aarhus. Ateliers Jean Nouvel The Louvre Museum . Abu Dhabi Ateliers Jean Nouvel . + archdaily The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum aims at creating a welcoming world which associates lights and shadows as well as shimmers and calm places in a serene atmosphere. Bjarke Ingels Group BIG is an architecture company, characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit, team-work across expertise areas and new ways of approaching conventional tasks. We have an informal work environment where collegial support is highly valued and where ambition, high work morale and dedication to being the innovators of our field unify the staff. Our firm is characterized by creativity, high energy and a team spirit. We now number 300+ employees between Copenhagen, London and New York. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cool workplace where we want to be and we continuously work at becoming better and better at what we do.

LAN - PRACTICE LAN LAN (Local Architecture Network) was created by Benoît Jallon and Umberto Napolitano in 2002, with the idea of exploring architecture as an area of activity at the intersection of several disciplines. This attitude has developed into a methodology enabling LAN to explore new territories and forge a vision encompassing social, urban, functional and formal questions. LAN’s projects seek to find elegant, contemporary answers to creative and pragmatic concerns. LAN has received several awards: the Nouveaux Albums de la Jeune Architecture (NAJA) prize awarded by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication (2004); the International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Urban Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies, the Archi-Bau Award, the Special Prize at the 12th World Triennale of Architecture, Sofia (2009); the AR Mipim Future Projects Award and the Europe 40 Under 40 Award (2010).

Louvre Abu Dhabi The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a planned museum, to be located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. On Tuesday 7 March 2007, the Louvre in Paris announced that a new Louvre museum would be completed by 2012 in Abu Dhabi,[1] with a revised estimate in early 2013 for a completion date of 2015. This is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is to be located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, and will be approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size. The final cost of the construction is expected to be between €83 million and €108 million.

Antigone, La Place du Nombre d’Or, Montpellier (1985) - Architecte: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura The decision on the part of the municipal authorities of Montpellier to direct the orderly expansion of the town to the east stems from the desire to balance the city centre and integrate the banks of the river Lez into the urban fabric. “La Place du Nombre d’Or”, was the first project to be completed by RBTA in Montpellier, a construction which served as a motor force and architectonic reference for the development as a whole. The relationship with the city centre, and especially with the Polygone (a dehumanized centre with no relationship of any kind with the town), was one of the most important challenges which the team had to face. “La Place du Nombre d’Or” is a symbolic element by virtue of the fact that it marks the beginning of the urban axis of the new district of Antigone and is the first of all the buildings that have been constructed over a period of almost twenty years. Housing units are set along the plaza perimeter.

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The Louvre, Abu Dhabi—Jean Nouvel’s Dome In The Desert Transcends The Cultural Divide The powers that be in Abu Dhabi have long since realized that their extraordinary oil-fueled expansion will eventually require a solid economic back-up from a source other than the black gold beneath their sands. As in Dubai, it appears they are determined to plug any potential holes in their long-term financial plan with the banknotes of tourists and foreign corporations… and cultural assets form the next phase of their strategy. To this end, a trio of museums have been slated for the city’s cultural district, each with a predictably recognizable architectural orchestrator: Norman Foster’s Zayed National Museum and Frank Gehry’s new Guggenheim are both on their way, despite misgivings in the art community over the welfare of foreign laborers constructing the latter museum. First, though, I cast my beady eye over Jean Nouvel’s new Louvre Museum, the first branch of the famous French institution outside of Paris.

Hôtel de Région Languedoc Roussillon, Montpellier (1989) – Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura Marking the end of Antigone’s axis, this administrative building was built as the seat of the Languedoc-Roussillon Government and the Regional Parliament. As a building emblematic of the region and the culmination of a major civic axis, it needed to have an easily recognizable monumental form. It was therefore conceived as a glass-clad triumphal arch with a central opening. The building stands fifty meters high, dominating the horizon and reflects upon a man-made pool designed within the river bed. The two pillars of the arch house the vertical circulation and various offices. The bridge element accommodates the great hall, laid out on three levels, with a large central window in which the Parliament sits.

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