Le Forum by Manuelle Gautrand. An exhibition centre into orange blocks

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Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
Structure engineers.- AIC Fluids engineers.- ALTO Quantity surveyor.- Cholley Acoustic.- JP Lamoureux Fire safety.- CSD-Faces Roads and networks engineers.- OTCI Project management.- SERS Economy.- CHOLLEY
City of Saint-Louis
Client assistant
Key numbers
Total floor space.- 5.713 sqm Great Hall.- 1 870 sqm - Fairs/Shows configuration.- 1 700 seats - Sports configuration.- 1 000 bleacher seats, sports field: 44 x 26 m. - Festival Hall.- 870 sqm, 700 seats - Reception hall.- 300 sqm - Storage rooms.- 450 sqm Great Hall ceiling height.- 13 m Festival Hall ceiling height.- 10 m Steel frame.- - Maximum range.- 40 m for the Great Hall - 30 m for the Festival Hall - Weight of the frame: around 350 tons Work cost.- 9,7 M€ vat excl.
- Studies.- 2011 - 2013 - Construction work.- Commencement of work.- October 2013 Delivery of the building.- December 2015. - Opening to public.- February 2016

Manuelle Gautrand, Marc Blaising MANUELLE GAUTRAND

Manuelle Gautrand was born on July 14, 1961 in Marseille (France). She obtained her graduate diploma in Architecture from the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier” in 1985. She worked for 6 year in different architecture studios in Paris. She founded her office in 1991, first in Lyons and then in Paris. She lives and works in Paris since 1994.

She is the principal architect and director of the agency MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE. She mainly designs buildings in areas as diverse as cultural facilities (theaters, museums, and cultural centers), office buildings, housing, commercial and leisure facilities, etc… Her clients are public contracting authorities as well as private firms, in France and abroad. In 2007 Manuelle Gautrand’s the “C42″ Citroen Flagship Showroom on the Champs-Elysées Avenue in Paris gained attention and widespread acclaim in the international arena and from a large audience.

Distinction :
•    Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, April 2010
•    Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres, December 2007

Awards .-

French National Institutions .-
•    Member of Ordre des Architectes Français since 1990
•    Titular member Académie d’Architecture (France) since 2005

Other activities .-
•    Teaching at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris (1999 -2000), the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine (2000-2003), at the Technische Universität in Vienne, Austria Vienne (2009) and at the University of Florida School of Architecture in the United States (2010)
•    Lectures in architecture schools and public institutions, regular participation in seminars, panel discussions, etc…
•    Numerous press articles, publications in architecture books, etc…
•    Solo and collective architecture exhibitions
•    Works entered into the collections of Centre Pompidou in Paris and of La Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris
•    Several documentary films on her work were broadcasted on ARTE Channel in 2008 and 2009 (“l’Art & la Manière” and “Chic”).




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