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Bordeaux Building – Latest Design

20 Jun 2012
Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA
Design: BIG + FREAKS freearchitects
MÉCA Building Bordeaux
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MÉCA Bordeaux
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.

12 Dec 2011
Bastide Niel
Design: MVRDV architects
Bastide Niel
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Bastide Niel Bordeaux
Master plan for Bastide Niel, a 35ha extension of Bordeaux’ city centre onto the right bank of Garonne River. The dense urban master plan will offer 3200 homes, offices and urban amenities, respect the existing fabric of the city and become one of the largest zero energy neighbourhoods in the world. The project Bastide Niel, with an envisioned urban program of up to 375.000m2 is regarded the most significant contemporary urban intervention in Bordeaux.

Bordeaux Building – Recent Design

Arc En Ciel
Design: Agence Bernard Bühler
Arc En Ciel Bordeaux
photo from Agence Bernard Bühler
Arc En Ciel, Bordeaux

The project “Arc en Ciel” expands at the entrance to the neighborhood of Grand Park, to the corner of rue Portmann Huyard and Avenue Emile Counord in Bordeaux. The building, unusual in the neighborhood by its curved shape and colorful, hosts about forty homes and offices.

Arc En Ciel Bordeaux
photo from Agence Bernard Bühler

Positioned at an intersection and near a shopping center (which is part of a renovation project), it must manage its urban context, the flow of cars, tramway flows and thus pedestrians flows. This concentration has led to the creation of a square mineral easing movement and allowing the building to sit in the continuity of the public domain.

Bordeaux Buildings

Location: southwest of France

Key Architecture Projects, alphabetical:

Bordeaux Installation Design
Design: Ball Nogues Studio
Spocks Blocks
photo : Benjamin Ball
Bordeaux Installation Design

Electricité de France HQ – EDF Regional Headquarters
Design: Foster & Partners

Law Courts
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership
Competition winner
For French Ministry of Justice
Approx. £27m
Approx. GIFA: 25,000m²

Maison at Bordeaux
Design: Rem Koolhaas Architect / OMA
Maison á Bordeaux
photo : Hans Werlemann
Bordeaux house

Pessac housing
Design: Le Corbusier Architect

Seeko’o Hotel
Design: Atelier d’Architecture King Kong

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Location: Bordeaux, France, western Europe

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Limoges concert hall
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architects
Limoges Concert Hall
photo : Christian Richters

Pierre Vives Project
Zaha Hadid Architects
Montpellier building
picture from ZHA

Zenith Saint-Etienne Building
Foster + Partners
Zenith Saint-Etienne
photo : Nigel Young

Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg
Massimiliano Fuksas Architecture
Zenith Music Hall Strasbourg
photo : Moreno Maggi

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