A thoughtful intervention in history. Chateau de Péronne by Beaudouin Architectes

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Beaudouin Architectes. Lead Architects.- Laurent Beaudouin.
Project team
Emmanuelle Beaudouin, Paolo Tarabusie, Jean-Claude Laisné, Aurélie Husson.
Christophe Thierry, Yuning Song, Camille Benoit.
Structural engineer.- Jean-Marc Weill C&E-ingénierie.
Département de la Somme.
900 sqm.
Project.- 2016.
Completed.- 2024.
Pl. André Audinot, 80200 Péronne. France.
Structure.- Acier Corten.
Glass pavés.- La Rochèrre.
Ceilings.- Plafométal.

Laurent Beaudouin, Emmanuelle Beaudouin. Beaudouin Architects

Beaudouin Architects is an architectural practice based in Nancy, France and Paris founded in 1980 by Laurent Beaudouin. The Atelier has worked on a wide variety of projects, including libraries, museums, various renovations, university buildings, and housing.

Laurent Beaudouin graduated from the Nancy School of Architecture in 1979. He spent 1983 at the Cooper Union School in New York, where he followed the work of John Hejduk in the context of the Villa Médicis "Hors les murs". In 1981, he built a corner building in Nancy which reveals the influence of Alvaro Siza, with whom he shares the same humanism and a certain architectural ethic, and with whom he worked from 1992 onwards on the urban plan for the center of Montreuil, which he has been working on since 2001.

Alongside his work as an architect, Laurent Beaudouin teaches at the Paris Val de Seine School of Architecture. He was also an assistant to Christian de Portzamparc at the École d'Architecture de Paris-Nanterre (1984-85) and then a lecturer at the same school (1985-1986) before joining the École d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville (1986-1999), where he participated in the UNO group alongside Henri Ciriani, whose theoretical contribution would be essential to his work, and the École d'Architecture de Nancy between 1999 and 2014.

The projects carried out from 1987 onwards with his wife Emmanuelle focus to a large extent on interventions in old places, developing the idea of a presence of modernity in the historic city. In parallel to their urban and architectural projects, Emmanuelle and Laurent Beaudouin developed a design activity that gave their buildings a specific coherence.



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