The parcel’s strategic position, located at the intersection of different axes, pushed our research towards a sophisticated solution that acts as a hub, as a stitch that brings together the elements gravitating around it.The last plot in Euralille
Our second Focus on video explains how Lille’s office and retails building for Sogeprom/Projetim has been conceived. The competition brief was to design the last free plot in the first phase of the Euralille district, begun in 1988 with the OMA project, in association with François Delhay.Is it possible to reaffirm the city in an architectural project?
In architecture, cities are points of departure and arrival. They are fact and abstraction, a tangible exterior and the pure product of the mind. To understand them, one must venture along the path that travels between these two separate realities. This book attempts to reproduce this trajectory and to describe it through the traces it has produced.The book is available in stores March 23rd.
After a 9-months long competition, LAN has been chosen for the restructuring and the extension of the Grand Palais at the very heart of Paris. "The project was held for its respect toward the historic building for the quality and the modernity of the fittings that will allow the enhancement of the Grand Palais. The volume of the galleries around the Grand Nave, the unity of the building and the circulation of the lights will be restored."LAN, won the competition !
The reunion of all the entities of the building allows a transversal parcours through the setting of events common to all the actors of the Grand Palais. Theses spaces, as well as the Grand Nave, the auditoriums, the reception and the observatoire, become spaces available to host other events than initially planned.