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  • Arte Charpentier, the lead architect, will design the new Centre de Congrès et de Spectacles de Calais, in partnership with Abciss-Architectes, as part of a consortium led by the Rabot Dutilleul Group. Arte Charpentier Architectes presented an ambitious plan for the major cultural facility, to be located on an 18,000 sqm oceanfront site. Featuring rounded contours, […]


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  • Built in 1844 and boasting a listed neo-classical facade, Montpellier Saint-Roch station now requires complete redevelopment. After successive extensions, additions and adaptations resulting from increased traffic, the station has lost much of its intelligibility and operational logic. The complete redesign of this major public space in Montpellier will assert its vocation as a hub for […]


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A major gesture is not always needed. In further developing a campus that dates originally from the 1960s Dietmar Feichtinger shows that added value can be better achieved through restraint, carefully positioned cubes and subtle facade rhythms than by the use of showy sculptural symbols. Gesture as provocation At times the entire art of the […]


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