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French Architectural Designs – Buildings

Architecture Developments across France, Europe

post updated 22 Feb 2020

Buildings in France

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We select key examples of French Buildings. The focus is on contemporary French buildings.

French Building Designs from D-F

Recent French Architectural Designs additions to this page:

Drulingen Family Crèche, near Strasbourg, eastern France
Design: Fluor Architecture
Family Crèche Drulingen France - French Architectural Designs
image from architect
Drulingen Family Crèche – 1 May 2013
The family crèche is both a living space where the children thrive and a workplace for the staff. The building is the set for this environment in every aspects and needs but also in its poetical dimension.

The Beam, Villeneuve d’Ascq, north east France
Design: MVRDV
Villeneuve d’Ascq Masterplan - French Architectural Designs
picture © MVRDV
Villeneuve d’Ascq Masterplan – 21 Mar 2013
MVRDV win Competition with ‘The Beam’, Marking the Urban Renewal of Villeneuve d’Ascq, France. Development corporation ADIM Nord with MVRDV and de Alzua+ have been announced the winners of an urban renewal competition in the French town of Villeneuve d’Ascq, beating four other entries. An iconic building, The Beam, will hover over the motorway signalling urban renewal and acting as visual reference point for the town’s centre.

Dijon Mustard Lab, eastern France
MVRDV Architects
Dijon Mustard Laboratory building - French Architectural Designs
photo : MVRDV
Dijon Building – 12 Jul 2012 – award 11 Dec 2012
MVRDV has completed transformation of a disused Dijon Mustard laboratory into an large call centre – 600 work spaces – with an education centre, incubator and social program. For these Dutch architects it represents an “exemplary project” : transformation through reuse is one of the contemporary issues in European architecture since the current crisis.

European International Trade Centre, Lorraine, north east France
Design: McAdam Architects
European International Trade Centre Terra Lorraine - French Architectural Designs
image from architects
European International Trade Centre – 27 Nov 2012
The European International Trade Centre Terra Lorraine (ITEC) is a 6m sqm retail & logistics complex. The trading city will comprise up to 3 million sqm of flexible retail space including 4 expo halls of 250,000sqm, hotels and accommodation for 40,000 visitors and staff, 500,000sqm of logistic storage, and a new customs clearance terminal. A new passenger railway and goods rail connections are planned.

Ecole Maternelle, Nimes, southern France
Design: Tectoniques
Ecole Maternelle Nimes - French Architectural Designs
image © Jerome Ricolleau
Ecole Maternelle Nimes – 20 Sep 2012
A large part of the programme is placed on the first upper floor to comply with flood protection requirements for the area. As a result, the architecture is unique among the design schemes produced by the firm. The building seems to float a few metres above the ground, like a vessel hovering at the height of the roofs of the surrounding houses.

We have 7 pages of French Building selections.

French Architecture : news + key projects

French Buildings : A-C

French Architectural Designs : D-F (this page)

French Building Developments : G-J

French Architecture Designs : K-L

French Building Designs : M-R

French Architecture Developments : S-Z

French Buildings – Outwith Major Cities

Buildings in France, D-F, alphabetical:

Docks Quay Rambaud, Lyons
Design: Odile Decq Benoît Cornette
Lyons Docks building
image © Odile Decq – Labtop
Lyons Docks building

EDF Campus Saclay, Paris
Design: ecdm
EDF Campus Saclay
picture from architects
EDF Campus Saclay

EHPAD Grenoble + Mervans, southeast France
Design: Tectoniques Architectes
EHPAD Grenoble Mervans
image from architects
EHPAD in Grenoble + Mervans

ENERGY + office building, Paris, northern France
Design: SOM Architects
ENERGY + building Paris
image : pmBdesign
ENERGY + office building

Follies Poissy, northern France
Design: AWP + HHF
Follies Poissy - French Architectural Designs
image © AWP – HHF, Sbda
Follies Poissy

Fondation Imagine, Paris
Design: Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Valero Gadan
Fondation Imagine Paris
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Valero Gadan
Fondation Imagine Paris

Fonderie Center, Mulhouse, eastern France
Design: Atelier Zündel Cristea
Mulhouse Building - French Architectural Designs
ves et Romain MARCHAND et MEFFRE
Fonderie Center

FRAC Centre Garden, Orléans
Bassinet Turquin Paysage – design
FRAC Centre Garden design
image from landscape architects
FRAC Centre Garden

FRAC Centre Orléans, northern France
Jakob+MacFarlane Architectes

FRAC Centre Orléans
image from architect
FRAC Centre Orléans

More new French Architectural Designs online soon

French Buildings – No Images

French Buildings – D-F:

Dance Centre, Aix-en-Provence
Date built: 2007
Rudy Ricciotti

Primary School, Daours, nr Amiens, Somme, Picardie
Ian Ritchie Architects
Picardie school building

Delcourt House, Croix, Nord
Dates built: 1968-69
Richard Neutra Architects

E1027, Roquebrune-Cap Martin, south of France
Date built: 1929
Eileen Gray

Electricity Pylons for the EdF
Ian Ritchie Architects
French pylon designs

Espace Corbusier, Firminy
Date built: 1967
Design: Le Corbusier

Evry Cathedral, Essonne
Date built: 1994
Design: Mario Botta

Fluy House, nr Amiens, Somme, Picardie
Date built: 1977
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
French house

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