July 2024

Paul Andreu (10 July 1938 – 11 october 2018 ) At the heart of the retrospective presented through June 2024 at the Cité de l'Architecture de Paris on the occasion of the donation of his 69 sketchbooks and archives, Paul Andreu (1938-2018) is one of the major figures of the international architectural scene of the second half of the 20th century, who knew how to give an architectural expression to flight, whether it is real or poetic... He joined the Aéroports de Paris company in 1963, and was entrusted, at the age of 29, with the design of the new terminal 1 of Paris-Nord, the future Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle (1967-1974), built as an emblem of modernity and immediately followed by the worksite of terminal 2 (1972-1982).

Paul Andreu, Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, France Ph. Labo ADP

Paul Andreu, Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport terminal building, Santiago, Chile

Paul Andreu, Aéroport de Bangkok, Thaïlande, Ph. Jure Clash

After the first oil shock, the company’s architectural activity turned to locations outside France (Abu Dhabi, Jakarta, Dar es Salam, Cairo, etc.) and imposed Paul Andreu as one of the principal architects of airport architecture. In the 1980s, when he was responsible for the execution of the Arche de La Défense (1984 - 1989) after Johann Otto von Spreckelsen’s plans, the architect won several major commissions in Japan and China, including the functional concept of the Kansai airport (1987-1988), the maritime museum of Osaka (1993-2000) and the Shanghai-Pudong airport (1996-1999).

Paul Andreu, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China

Paul Andreu & HDA, Maritime Museum, Osaka, Japan

Paul Andreu & Richez_Associés, Taiyuan Archaeological Museum, Beijing, China

Silvester Fuller, Table Cape Resort, Tasmania

Adjaye Associates, The National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington DC, USA

Studio Gang, Populus Hotel, Denver, USA

James Casebere, School, 2024, Seankelly Gallery through 2nd August, 2024 Ph. James Casebere

Xavier Veilhan, Rays, Maison Bernard, 2024, Genius Loci special commission, Ph. Yves Gellie

ACDF Architecture, Maison du pommier, Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, Canada Ph. Adrien Williams

AW², The Ritz-Carlton, Zermatt, Switzerland

Wolf Architektur, Gamme, Cabins, Kirkenes, Norwegen

Plasma Studio, Appropriate_ Bistro Bergsteiger, Sesto, Italy Ph. Florian Jaenicke

The ALPI DESIGN AWARDS is now open for registration! ALPI DESIGN AWARDS is the international award of the ALPI+MILANO APS Association in partnership with l’Arca International, who want to assign an important recognition to designers, professionals and companies that create projects and products for the sustainability of the mountains.

Contardi Lighting, Kiki, by Contardi Studio

Ingo Maurer, 1000 Karat Blau, designed by Axel Schmid

Befame, ORBS Sofa, designed by Karim Rashid

Unopiù, Treble Collection, Ph. Thomas Pagani

ICARE Technologies & Philippe Starck, Aeklys by Starck