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Parisian Architecture Practice, France – Key Buildings : Architectural List

post updated 3 Apr 2021

Key Projects by Jean Nouvel

Featured Buildings, alphabetical:

Abu Dhabi Louvre Museum Building, UAE
Date built: 2016
Abu Dhabi Louvre
image courtesy of Gaston Bergeret
Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum Building

Agbar Tower, Barcelona, Spain
Date built: 2004
Agbar Tower design by Jean Nouvel Architect
image © Jean Nouvel Architect ; photograph: Philippe Ruault
Spanish tower : 142m high skyscraper, third highest in Barcelona in 2005.

Alcântara-Marx redevelopment, Lisbon, Portugal
Date built: 2006

BBDO office, I’lle Saint Germain, Paris, France

DR Byen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Date built: 2007
DR Byen  design by Jean Nouvel Architect
photo : dragoer luftfoto
DR Byen

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
Dates built: 1991-95
Design by Jean Nouvel Architect with Emanuel Cattani et Associés
Fondation Cartier Paris design by Jean Nouvel Architect
image © Jean Nouvel ; photograph: Philippe Ruault
Fondation Cartier Paris

Fondation Imagine, Paris, France
Date: 2011-
Design: with Valero Gadan
Fondation Imagine Paris design by Jean Nouvel Architect
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Valero Gadan
Fondation Imagine Paris

Galeries Lafayette, Berlin, Germany
Date built: 1996
Galeries Lafayette design by Jean Nouvel Architect
photo © Adrian Welch
Galeries Lafayette

Guggenheim Museum proposal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, USA
Date built: 1999-2006
Design with Architectural Alliance
Guthrie Theatre design by Jean Nouvel Architect
photo © Jean Nouvel ; photograph: Roland Halbe

Hotel Puerta America, Madrid, Spain
Date built:
Design: various interiors, various designers
Jean Nouvel building
image from HPA website
Hotel Puerta American Madrid

Il Kilometro Rosso-Brembo Headquarters, Bergamo, Italy
Date built: 2008
Mies van der Rohe Awards 2009 Nominee

lnstitut du Monde Arabe / Arab du Monde lnstitute, Paris, France
Dates built: 1981-87
lnstitut du Monde Arabe
photo © Jean Nouvel ; photograph: Georges Fessy
One of the strongest buildings of President Mitterrand´s “Les Grands Projects”
Famous for its arabic-inspired fenestration where small occuli open & contract to allow varying levels of light in. The Institute du Monde Arabe was a result of one of the first Grands Projet architecture competitions.
lnstitut du Monde Arabe

Interunfall – offices / housing, Bregenz, Vorarlberg, Austria
Date built: 1999

KölnTurm, Cologne, Germany
Date built: 2001
Design with Kohl & Kohl Architekten
photo © webbaviation
165m high (543 ft) : Cologne’s second tallest building after the Colonius

Luzern Culture and Congress Center – KKL, Rob. Zündstrasse, Luzern, Switzerland
Date built: 1999

40 Mercer, Soho apartment building, New York, USA
Dates built: 2001-07
40 Mercer
image © architects office ; photograph: Philippe Ruault
15 storeys: for Andres Balazs

Midi Station, Brussels, Belgium
Date: 2011-
Midi Station Brussels
image © architects practice
Bruxelles Gare du Midi

MoMA Extension + Hotel + Apartments – Tower, Manhattan, USA
Date: 2007-
MoMA New York tower : 75 storeys

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
Dates built: 1999-2005
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
image © architecture office ; photograph : Philippe Ruault

Musée du quai Branly, Paris, France
Date: –
Musée du quai Branly Paris
image © Rebecca Breun
Musée du quai Branly

National Museum of Qatar Building, Qatar
Date: 2010-
National Museum of Qatar by Jean Nouvel
image by Artefactory, © architectural office
National Museum of Qatar Design

National Music Centre – Shortlist, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: 2009-
National Music Centre Calgary
picture from CMF
Canadian National Music Centre : Open Piano Tower

Némausus Public Housing, Nimes, France
Dates built: 1981-87

One New Change, London, England
Date: 2006-
One New Change
picture © Miller Hare Ltd
One New Change

The Philharmonie de Paris, Paris, France
Date: 2007-
Philharmonie de Paris
image © architects firm
Philharmonie de Paris

Reina Sofía Extension, Madrid : see Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, above

Red October – chocolate factory site redevelopment, Moscow, Russia
Date: 2007-
Design: Foster & Partners; Jean Nouvel; Project Meganom; Jean Michel Wilmotte; Willen & Associates; McAdam Architects
Moscow Building

Seguin Island, Paris, France
Date: 2010-

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, UK
Date built: 2010
Serpentine Pavilion 2010
image © architects office
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010

Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria
Date built: 2010
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
image : Philippe Ruault
Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Walbrook Square – ’The Cloud’, City of London, England, UK
Date: 2006-
Design: Foster & Partners / Jean Nouvel Architects
Walbrook Square London
image from Stanhope
Walbrook Square London : abandoned Aug 2009

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Location: Paris, France

Paris Architects Practice Information

Jean Nouvel (1945-) was born in Fumel, France

Winner of RIBA Gold Medal 2001

This French architect was the 2008 Pritzker Prize architects winner

About Jean Nouvel Architect
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One of the world’s most highly respected architects, whose achievements have been recognized with the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Praemium Imperiale and the Pritzker Prize, among others, Jean was born in Fumel, France, in 1945 and has headed his own architecture practice since 1970.

Among his most notable buildings are the Arab World Institute, Fondation Cartier and the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, the Opera House in Lyon, the Symphonic House in Copenhagen, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Dentsu Tower in Tokyo, the Agbar office tower in Barcelona, the Culture and Congress Center and The Hotel in Lucerne, Galeries Lafayette in Berlin, the Justice Center in Nantes, the extension of the Reina Sofía museum in Madrid, and the 40 Mercer Street and 100 Eleventh Avenue apartments in New York.

Zlaty Andel building aka The Golden Angel, Prague, Czech Republic

Jean Nouvel Architects – Other Buildings, chronological:

Belfort Municipal Theater – Theatre Granit, 1 faubourg de Montbéliard, Belfort, France
Date built: 1983

Swiss Expo 02 – ‘Cube’, Morat, Switzerland
Date built: 2002


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