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post updated 24 October 2021


Building Designs in France

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We’ve picked the most interesting of French Building Designs. The focus is on contemporary French building designs.

French Building Designs from M-R

Recent additions to this page:

Paul Chevallier School Complex, Lyon, south France
Design: Tectoniques Architects
Paul Chevallier School Complex Lyon - French Building Designs
photo : Renaud Araud
Paul Chevallier School Complex – 2 Jul 2013
The Paul Chevallier school complex is situated in Rillieux-la-Pape, a northern suburb of Lyon. At 5,034 m2, it is an unusually large project; and this indicates the growing attractiveness of the area. The complex currently comprises a nursery school and an elementary school. In 2014, a gym will be added, which will also be available for community activities. The site occupies an entire block, close to the centre of the district.

New Law Courts of Caen, north west France
Design: BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois
Caen Law Courts French Building Designs
image from architects
New Law Courts of Caen – 22 Jan 2013
Concerning urbanistic planning, the law courts of Caen redefines a new domain in the centre of the City. The design of BE Hauvette Paris and Atelier d’Architecture Pierre Champenois for this public building was recently presented to the public. It comes with a quadratic shape which comprises several duties and responsibilities: The cube underlines by its form the importance of jurisdiction by the means of architecture.

Mozart ZAC Housing, Lyon, southern France
Mozart ZAC Housing France
photo : Renaud Araud
Mozart ZAC Housing – 10 Dec 2012
For Tectoniques, this project represents a relatively recent process of reflection and production – that of collective housing in an urban landscape. The team is familiar with the theme of habitats: accommodation for elderly and/or dependent people, tourist residences or private houses. But this is their first design for urban social housing.

Public Toilets in Tête d’Or Park, Lyon, southern France
JS Architecture Urbanisme
Tête d'Or Park Building
photo : Franck Fleury
Tête d’Or Park Lyon – 5 Dec 2012
Jacky Suchail Architecture Urbanisme has recently installed eight new public toilets in the Tête d’Or. They are easily visible and conveniently located on the perimeter of the park and at strategic points within it. They are all different, though with a similar basic form in wood and concrete: plinth, superstructure, screen and sun shades.

Music School Louviers, Normandy, northern France
Design: Opus 5
Louviers Building
photograph : Luc Boegly
Music School Louviers – 17 Sep 2012
The antique convent of the Penitents, in the city center of Louviers – Normandy, is a very exceptional example of “cloister on water”, made of a complex assembly of successive constructions.

Médiathèque Romain Rolland, Paris
Philippe Gazeau architecte
Paris Library Building
picture : Philippe Ruault
Médiathèque Romain Rolland – 16 Jul 2012
The Romainville multimedia library is located in the heart of a dormitory town that is being completely renovated. The town planners wanted to open up the district by fragmenting the housing blocks, creating a central plain to provide a large park and two facilities, including the multimedia library which is intended to act as an attractive magnet on a neighbourhood level. The new building floats between two ‘flying carpets’.

maison L, Yvelines, northern France
Architect: architecturespossibles
maison L Yvelines - French Building Designs
photo : George Dupin
maison L Yvelines – 2 Jul 2012
RIBA Awards 2012 Winner
The brief suggested the L-shaped general plan and the use of an indigenous stone for retaining walls. But it did not suggest half burying a series of interconnecting cave-like rooms, nor the five three-storey board-marked concrete towers that poke out of the rockery roof. This is where the genius of the architect comes in.

Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, Bordeaux, south west France
Design: BIG + FREAKS freearchitects
MÉCA Building Bordeaux
image from architects
MÉCA Bordeaux – 20 Jun 2012
Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building.

Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims, northeast France – 30 May 2012
David Chipperfield Architects
Musée des Beaux-arts Rheims - French Building Designs
image © David Chipperfield Architects
The new Musée des Beaux-arts is situated on the periphery of a long green space, arising from the town fortifications, between the old and new town. The Gallo- Roman gate and the modernist market hall, located in its vicinity, are evidence of Reim’s architectural history from antiquity to modern times. An excavation site with mediaeval findings is situated at the site of the new museum.

Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne, southern France – 17 May 2012
Foster + Partners
Musée de la Romanitée Narbonne - French Building Designs
image : Foster + Partners
Following an international competition, Foster + Partners, working with museum designer Adrien Gardere, is designing a new museum for Roman artefacts in the city of Narbonne.
As a vital Roman port, Narbonne has an impressive legacy of buildings, ancient relics and archaeological sites. The centrepiece of the museum is a collection of more than 1,000 ancient stone relief funerary blocks excavated nearby. Their display forms a natural barrier at the heart of the simple, rectilinear building, separating the public galleries from the more private restoration spaces.

Musée des Beaux-arts Reims, north east France – 11 Apr 2012
X-TU Architects
Musée des Beaux-arts Reims building
image from architects
Competition for the Arts Museum of Reims
Total floor area: 13,700 m² SHON
Cost: 35,000,000 €

Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan, southern France – 8 Mar 2012
Foster + Partners
Marseille Vieux Port Masterplan - French Building Designs
image : Foster + Partners
Marseille’s Vieux Port, one of the great Mediterranean ports, is about to be transformed. Work has started on Michel Desvigne’s and Foster + Partners’ competition-winning masterplan for its regeneration. The project will reclaim the quaysides as a civic space, creating new informal venues for performances and events and removing traffic to create a safe, semi-pedestrianised public realm.

We have 7 pages of French Building Design selections.

French Architecture : news + key projects

French Buildings : A-C

French Architectural Designs : D-F

French Building Developments : G-J

French Architecture Designs : K-L

French Building Designs : M-R (this page)

French Architecture Developments : S-Z

New French Building Designs

Contemporary Building Designs in France, alphabetical:

MBA Building, Paris
David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris
picture : David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris

Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter, nr Paris
Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter
photo © Michel Denancé
Mantes-la-Jolie Aquacenter

Marché Permanent, Béthune
Architects: Zvi Hecker
Béthune Architecture
image from architect
Béthune Architecture

The Metaphone – Oignies, northeast France
Hérault Arnod Architectes
The Metaphone Oignies
image : Thomas Seriès – Labtop, Hérault Arnod
The Metaphone – Oignies

Millau Viaduct
Foster + Partners
Millau Bridge
photo © Nick Weall
Millau Viaduct

Mine site 9-9bis – Oignies
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Oignies building
building image : Labtop-rendering
Oignies building

Modern Music Centre Evreux, North France
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Contemporary Music Centre Evreux
image : Labtop-rendering
Modern Music Centre Evreux

Monolith in Lyon
Designed by Erick van Egeraat + others
Monolith in Lyon
image © Designed by Erick van Egeraat
Monolith in Lyon

Multiplex Europalaces Gaumont, Rennes
Christian de Portzamparc
Rennes building
image from architect
Rennes building

Nantes Tripode Buildings, Nantes
Christian de Portzamparc
Nantes Building
image from architect
Nantes Tripode

New General Building of Council of Europe
Art & Build Architect
Strasbourg building
picture from architect
New General Building of Council of Europe

The Orange Cube
Jakob + Macfarlane
The Orange Cube Lyon
photo : Nicolas Borel
The Orange Cube Lyon

Origami Building, Paris
Manuelle Gautrand
Origami Building
© Manuelle Gautrand Arch. photo Vincent Fillon
Origami Building

Orleans Médiathèque
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Orleans Mediatheque
image from architect
Orleans Mediatheque

Pajol sports centre, Paris
Brisac Gonzalez Architects
Pajol sports centre
photo : Sally Spencer Davies
Pajol sports centre

Paladru Archaeology Museum and Park
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Paladru Archaeology Museum
image © André Morin
Paladru Archaeology Museum

Parc des Expositions, Toulouse
Parc des Expositions Toulouse
image © OMA
Parc des Expositions Toulouse

The Phare, Paris
The Phare Paris French Building Designs
image from architect
The Phare

Philharmonie de Paris
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Philharmonie de Paris French Building Designs
picture © Jean Nouvel
Philharmonie de Paris

Pierre Vives Project, Montpellier
Zaha Hadid
Montpellier building
picture from ZHA
Pierre Vives

“Pôle Sud” Skating Rink, Grenoble
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Grenoble Skating Rink French Building Designs
image © André Morin
Grenoble Skating Rink

RBC Design Center, Montpellier
Ateliers Jean Nouvel
RBC Design Center French Building Designs
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
RBC Design Center

Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Paris Hotel Building
image from architect
Renaissance Paris Wagram Hotel

Rossignol Global Headquarters, Grenoble
Hérault Arnod Architectes
Rossignol Grenoble French Building Designs
building image : Labtop-rendering
Rossignol Grenoble

Rungis Médiathèque
Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Rungis Mediatheque French Building Designs
image from architect
Rungis Mediatheque

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French Buildings – M-R:

Maison Carré, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne
Alvar Aalto

Millau Viaduct, Gorge du Tarn, south France
Foster + Partners
One of the greatest – if not The Greatest – bridges in the world

Mixed-use project, Quartier de l’Amphitheatre, Metz
Erick van Egeraat Architects

Musée Champollion, Figeac
Agence Moatti et Rivière

Musée Fabre, Montpellier
Agence d’architecture Brochet Lajus Pueyo / Atelier d’Architecture Emmanuel Nebout

Museum, Metz
Shigeru Ban with Jean de Gasties & Gumuchdjian Architects

Provincial Capitol Building, Toulouse

Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates

Reims University Library

Chabanne & Partners architects

Rouen Stadium

Dominique Perrault Architectes

Rudin House, Leymen
Herzog de Meuron Architects

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