June - July 2017

Exhibition Haussmann | Chicago | Milano Arch Week | Aubervilliers | Book selection | Podcast | Materials | Agora Bordeaux

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LAN has won the competition for the construction of a 28,000m² office building located on the ZAC Canal-Porte in Aubervilliers nearby Paris. B32 is not isolated, its logic belongs to a larger scale project that strengthens the link between the tertiary campus and the city in this new area.

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Architecture biennale

The models of Bègles and Lormont, realized in 2016 for the Venice Architecture Biennale, will be exhibited in September in Bordeaux as part of Agora, biennial of architecture, design, urban planning.

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Amédée Saint-Germain

LAN is currently working on models research for the project Amédée Saint-Germain, a vast Operation of National Interest in urban planning in Bordeaux scheduled for 2020.

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Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design


Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem has nominated Umberto Napoliano keynote speaker for conference as part of the end of year events that will take place between July 12th – 14th

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in Chicago

Paris Haussmann, A model’s relevance has just ended at the Pavilion of the Arsenal with a number of 93 600 visitors ! Part of the exhibition will be travelling to the US for the Chicago Architecture Biennial​, on view from September 16, 2017, through January 7, 2018.

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Curators of the exhibition Paris Haussmann, Umberto Napolitano (LAN) et Franck Boutté (FBC) describe the emergence of a new urban arborescence based on the analysis of contemporary criteria.

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Minimum-security prison


Prototypes of micro-perforated corten steel panels that will cover the main façades of the minimum-security prison have recently been presented. Among their main functions: to confer a strong and unitary identity, and to complete sun protection and visual filter function.

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Milano Arch Week


Umberto Napolitano will give a lecture on June 14th at 5.30pm at the Triennale di Milano as part of the Milano Arch Week, a week full of events dedicated to architecture with the artistic direction of Stefano Boeri.

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European Copper in Architecture Awards 18


LAN is part of the jury panel for the European Copper Award in Architecture Awards 18. In 2015, LAN's Euravenir tower in Lille was given an honorable mention. Images.

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Book Selection

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​Book selection by parisian bookstore VOLUME that focuses, in connection with current projects of LAN,​​​ on wood material: its structure, properties, potential. Have a look.

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As part of the Archicontemporaine Prize 2017, "Paris XVII - 40 housing units" figures among the 24 projects presented at the DRAC in Toulouse from June 2 to 14, during the Architecture Month in Occitanie. The itinerant exhibition will take place at the Cité de l'Architecture in Paris at the end of 2017.




Work in progress in Saclay. Welcoming urban and student life, the open and public spaces of the student residence were designed to become a place for exchanges, while preserving the intimacy of each habitat. Delivery at the end of July.

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GSAPP Conversations


In episode #14 of GSAPP Columbia Podcast: Dean Amale Andraos in conversation with Umberto Napolitano. They discuss, amongst others, his interpretation of "density" or the role of the work space in the creative process.