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Contemporary Architectural Developments in Loiret department, northern France, Europe

Post updated 11 January 2023

Orleans Buildings

Location: Centre-Val de Loire region, north of France, southwest of Paris

Recent Architecture Designs in this northern French city, chronological:

11 Jan 2023
Arena Du CO’Met, Orléans, north-central France
Architecture: Populous
Arena Du CO'Met Orléans France
photo © Didier Depoorter
Arena Du CO’Met, Orléans

Key Architecture Projects in this French city, alphabetical:

FRAC Centre Orléans
Date: 2009-
Design: Jakob+MacFarlane Architectes
Projet du Frac Nord-Pas-de-Calais France
picture Courtesy Lacaton & Vassal
FRAC Centre Orléans
Anne Lacaton will present the approach of her agency Lacaton & Vassal, which, since its beginnings, has been oriented towards identifying all the potential for the evolution of a site or the re-use of existing architectural and urban situations. The idea of an open and intelligent container, which creates freedom of use, flexibility and renewal without conformism applies to many of their creations.

Orleans Médiathèque
Date built: 1994
Design: Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Orleans Médiathèque Gambetta France
picture from architects office
Orleans Mediatheque
The Mediatheque is situated on a break in the course of the former malls of Orleans. The general shape of the building makes it the background for the perspective of the boulevards and at the same time ensures the continuity of the buildings that line them.

University of Orleans – Science library, Orleans
Date built: 2006
Design: Lipsky + Rollet, Architects

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Location: Orleans, France, western Europe

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100% wooden house, Château de la Bourdaisière, Montlouis-sur-Loire
Design: LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
photo : Atelier Vincent Hecht
100% wooden house Montlouis-sur-Loire
LOCAL and Suphasidh Studio build a prototype of a 100% wooden house in the park of the Bourdaisière Castle. The project questions the flexibility and the usage of wood; it aims to modify the traditional codes of the individual housing.

Théâtre “Legendre” in Evreux
Design: OPUS 5 architectes
Théâtre Legendre Evreux building
photo : Luc Boegly
Théâtre Legendre Evreux
The highly respectful project aimed to restore this theater dating from 1903 to its former glory, in its original architectural style and including the design of a new décor for the lobby.

Wicker Pavilion, Jardins de l’Europe
Design: DJA – Didzis Jaunzems, Ksenia Sapega
Wicker Pavilion Annecy building structure
photo : Eriks Bozis
Wicker Pavilion Annecy
The pavilion blends in with the surrounding landscape and forms a shaded space for park visitors to shelter from the hot summer sun.

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Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 111 kilometres (69 mi) southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre-Val de Loire region. the city is located on the Loire River where the river curves south towards the Massif Central. New Orleans in Louisiana, United States, is named for the city.

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