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Contemporary Architectural Developments in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, southern France, Europe
post updated 11 January 2022
Nice Building News
Nice Building – Recent Alpes-Maritimes Department Projects, chronological:
16 Nov 2021
Collège Simone Veil, 36 Av. de l’Arbre Inférieur
Design: Comte Vollenweider
photo © Takuji Shimmura
Collège Simone Veil Nice building
Collège Simone Veil in Nice, France, design by Comte Vollenweider, school building extension and renovation at the foot of the Cimiez Hill, nestled in a narrow valley, is charged with social and industrial history.
16 Nov 2021
Sonia Delauney Residence, Mouans-Sartoux, Alpes-Maritimes department, southeastern France
Design: Comte Vollenweider
photograph © Takuji Shimmura
Sonia Delauney Residence Mouans-Sartoux
The surrounding context is significant of the development of the urban fabric. Here, we can see the transition from an individual morphology to apartment buildings. The project extends the pedestrian path from the Chemin des Gourettes all the way to the mall, thereby creating a connection with the east side of the town.
1 Sep 2021
ICONIC, East Thiers Station
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind ; interiors: Maurizio De Iasi, MDI architecture
image courtesy of architects practice
Iconic Nice, Gare Thiers-Est Buildings
The interior spaces of the 100-million-euro mega-construction project, designed by archistar Daniel Libeskind, will be signed by the Italian architect Maurizio De Iasi of MDI architecture, with headquarters in Paris and Nice.
Sean Connery’s South-of-France Villa
photograph : Knight-Frank
Sean Connery’s South-of-France Villa in Nice
Sir Sean Connery was the quintessential James Bond. The screen’s original 007: smart, handsome, refined, debonair and the most popular of the nine actors who took on the classic-spy role created by British-naval-intelligence-officer Ian Fleming in 1953.
22 Feb 2013
Lycée René Goscinny, Alpes-Maritimes, southeast France
Design: José Morales architecte
photo : Philippe Ruault
Lycée René Goscinny
The project site is part of an already settled area where valleys have been deeply sculpted by water over time. The building has been designed to reflect the story of that environment and seeks to tie in with all of these interwoven rich territories. It nestles into the land by unfolding on the slope along the dry-stone walls adding a new chapter to this region’s history; one that reflects its natural background, its constraints and its identity.
Location: south of France, on The Mediterranean
Key Nice Architecture Projects, alphabetical:
Multimodal Center – Nice Tramway
Date built: 2007
Architects: Atelier Marc Barani
photo : Hardphot Schejbal
Multimodal Center Nice Tramway
Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 Finalist
This Nice project includes the terminal station and maintenance centre for the tramway as well as a parking lot. It is situated in a residual space between a motorway, side roads and very large housing blocks and it coils around these infrastructures, connecting to the city and hills at successive levels.
Multimodal Hub – Grand Arénas
Date built: 2011-
Design: mateo arquitectura
image from Mateo Arquitectura
Grand Arénas Nice
MATEO Arquitectura wins the competition to develop the Grand Arénas project in Nice.
The awarding of the Grand Arénas project to Josep Lluís Mateo was announced March 2011, in the context of the MIPIM real-estate trade fair in Cannes. The project includes the development of a multimodal hub and a congress and exhibition centre near Nice airport in the river Var plain.
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Location: Nice, Alpes-Maritimes department, southern France, western Europe
New Buildings in France
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Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg
Design: Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture
Zenith Saint-Etienne Building
Design: Foster + Partners
Pierre Vives Montpellier Project
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Buildings / photos for the Nice Architecture – Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Building Developments page welcome