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Paris Architectural Developments

Current Building Designs in the French Capital

post updated 11 October 2021


Architectural Developments in Paris

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Paris Architectural Developments. The focus is on major contemporary Parisian buildings and designs.

We have 8 pages of Parisian Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Paris Architecture : news + key projects

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Paris Architectural Designs : C-D

Paris Building Developments : E-F

Paris Architectural Developments : G-K (this page)

Paris Architecture Designs : L-O

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Parisian Architectural Developments

New Paris Architectural Developments – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Jean Lurçat College, Saint Denis, south east Paris
Design: Mikou Design Studio
Jean Lurçat College Paris Architectural Developments
photograph from architects
Jean Lurçat College – new photos added 5 Mar 2013
This french school building is located in the “articulation of two landscape types: a space of shattered non-structured housing blocks which give the district its identity and give a convivial scale on the rues Diderot and d’Alembert; the sports park which opens itself towards the landscape of Courneuve and enables the college to have an open view and a strong liaison with the green areas of the city”.

Hypernuit Offices
Design: h2o architectes
Hypernuit Offices Building Paris Architectural Developments
photo : Julien Attard
Hypernuit Offices – 22 Feb 2013
The project takes place on the ground floor of a building of flats, behind a large window looking out onto the street. The office space to create has a single orientation; it is a well-lit, plainly treated volume with a simple geometry. The commission consisted in fitting-out an office space including five identical desks, a common meeting room and shared facilities.

Giraffe Childcare Center
Design: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
Giraffe Childcare Center Building Paris Architectural Developments
photo : Philippe Ruault
Giraffe Childcare Center – 14 Jan 2013
The Giraffe childcare center is located in the C1 block of the Seguin Rives de Seine district in Boulogne-Billancourt, a suburban area of Paris. The program houses a 60 bed childcare center and 20 bed day nursery. The building has been awarded the green “zéro Energie Effinergie” label.

Gare Saint-Lazare Train Station Building
Design: AREP, Architects
Paris Saint-Lazare Building
photo : SNCF – AREP / M. Vigneau
Gare de Paris Saint-Lazare – 23 Jul 2012
Saint-Lazare is the oldest railway station in France. It opened in 1837, two years after the first railway line came into service – the Paris Saint-Germain line carrying travellers west as far as Le Pecq.

Paris Architectural Developments, alphabetical:

Garnier Opera House / Opéra Garnier, Paris IXe
Design: Garnier

Galeo Bouygues, ZAC Forum Seine, Issy les Moulineaux
Design: Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Galeo Bouygues Paris Architectural Developments
image © Éric Sempé _SPIKSTUDIO
Galeo Bouygues
The project is composed of three buildings, it’s an ensemble which while being urban is formed of two contrasting architectural expressions.

Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin – Art Gallery in Paris, 10 impasse Saint-Claude, Paris 75003
Design: Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
picture from architects
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Gare Versailles Chantier
Design: André Ventre
Gare Versailles-Chantier Paris Architectural Developments
photograph © Rebecca Breun
Gare Versailles Chantier
Although the curved, central, stone-clad façade draws it inspiration from classical architecture with pillars and cornices, the tall openings with the entrance doors which continues as window makes the interior feel light and spacious. The overall form is inspired by and literally looks like a locomotive from the 30’ties.

Gentilly Building, south Paris
Design: ecdm
Gentilly Building
picture from architects office
Gentilly Building
The project is above all a proposal to articulate 2 territories, 2 urban landscapes separated by the influence of the ring road. This urban fringe context frees up a vast expanse where emptiness is preponderant, where the gaze goes far.

Grand Paris Metropole Doucet
Design: LIN
Grand Paris Métropole Douce Vision
image © Fabio Casiroli, Systematica + LIN
Greater Paris Vision : Architecture proposal by LIN

Groupe scolaire Lucie Aubrac, Nanterre, north west Paris
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Groupe scolaire Lucie Aubrac
photograph from architects studio
Groupe scolaire Lucie Aubrac
The school is distinguished by its spatial organization and design of the facades of their surroundings. The free form differentiates the building from its environnement of rigid social housing characterizing the area ‘Province de France’ in Nanterre.

HEC School of Management Building
Design: David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris Architectural Developments
image : David Chipperfield Architects
MBA Building Paris : Design competition winner

Hermès Rive Gauche
Denis Montel / RDAI
Hermès Boutique Rive Gauche Paris Shop
picture : Michel Denance
Hermès Rive Gauche

Herold Apartments
Herold Apartments Paris Architectural Developments
picture : Nicolla Borel
Herold Apartments Paris

Hotel Concorde Lafayette, Paris XVIIe
Guillaume Gillet, Henri Guibout, Serge Maloletenkov, Architects
This Paris building is 137m high

Hotel Fouquet Extension, Paris
Edouard François

Hôtel Industriel Jean-Baptiste Berlier
Dominique Perrault Architects
Hôtel Industriel Jean-Baptiste Berlier
photo © Georges Fessy / DPA / ADAGP

House of Roof, Maintenon, near Paris
kotaro horiuchi architecture
The Residential of Roof France
picture from architects
House of Roof Maintenon

Hyatt Regency Roissy
Murphy/Jahn Architects

Îlot Candie Saint-Bernard housing

Massimiliano Fuksas

Ilot Cantagrel Refurbishment
Massimiliano Fuksas

Institute Cultures Islam
Mikou Design Studio
Institute for Islamic Culture France
picture from architects
Institute Cultures Islam

lnstitut du Monde Arabe / Arab du Monde lnstitute, 1 Rue des Fossés, Saint-Bernard, Paris V
Jean Nouvel Architect
lnstitut du Monde Arabe Paris Architectural Developments
picture © Adrian Welch
lnstitut du Monde Arabe

IRCAM Building Extension, Paris, France
Renzo Piano Architects

Jardins de l’Arche, La Défense
Design: AWP
Jardins de l'Arche La Défense
image from AWP
Jardins de l’Arche Paris

Jean Lurçat College, Saint Denis
Mikou Design Studio
Saint Denis College
picture from architects
Jean Lurcat College

Jean Lurcat College, La Courneuve
D. Coulon et Associes
Josephine Baker group of schools Paris Architectural Developments
photograph : Eugeni Pons Photographe
Josephine Baker schools La Courneuve
The ‘Josephine Baker’ group of schools recently completed by Dominique Coulon manages to fit into the difficult context of the ‘Cité des 4000’ neighbourhood, on a site marked by the painful memory of the demolition of the ‘Ravel’ and ‘Presov’ longitudinal blocks of flats.

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