Linear composition on the shore. TAG Art Museum by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Architect.- Jean Nouvel.
Design Team, Architects
- Concept.- Isabelle Agostini, Marie-Hélène Baldran, Alexander Buckerridge, Flavia Cavallari, Chen Chen, Ji Weon Choi, Valeria Colavita, Laetitia Degroote, Xiangjin Deng, Amandine Eyssartier, Ingrid Menon, Merce Solar, Pierre-Yves Thominet, Pierre Voirin, Tiffany Wen, Nobuo Yoshida.
- Project.- Cécile Armandes, Michel Calzada, Xiaofu Fei, Yao Fu, Etienne Gobin, Yue Gu, Juhee Han, Jean-Baptiste Hurstel, He Li, Alexandra Lof, Alain Gvozdenovic, Astrid Hoepfner, Elen Le Dez, Kirsi Marjamaki Mas, Urszula Millez, Seung Paik, Cristina Perez, Anna Philippou.
- Execution.- Yao Fu, Xiaofu Fei, Cristina Perez, Giorgio Carlo Pesenti.
Project team
Interior design
Concept.- Sabrina Letourneur, Anita Peboeck.
- SD (Schematic Design), DD (Development Design): Anne-Sophie Bourdais, Anita Peboeck, Cristina Perez, Cecilia Simonetta, Fatima Turu, Yuanqing Zhou.
- Computer Generated images.- Benjamin Alcover, Michael Kafassis, Mizuho Kishi.
- 3D modelling.- Ikbal Bouaita, Alexander Buckeridge, Edward Cheng, Narjis Lemrini, He Li.
- Graphic Design.- Rafaelle Ishkinazi(project), Eugénie Robert (project), Natalie Saccu De Franchi (Execution), Vatsana Takham (project), Elise Taponier (project).
- Model.- Romain Caillon, Rui Pereira.
Project Managers
Concept.- Elisabeth Kather
SD (Schematic Design).- Elisabeth Kather with Marie-Hélène Baldran, Alain Gvozdenovic, Kirsi Marjamaki Mas, José Pomares.
DD (Development Design).- José Pomares, Stefan Zopp.
Construction.- Michel Calzada, José Pomares.
Landscape.- Gilles Clement / Coloco – Estelle Pardon.
Cost Consultant.- Biad – Bejing Institute of Architectural Design.
Mechanical Engineers.- Biad / Padi.
Façade.- RFR.
Lighting Design.- Burkhard Ehnes and Hervé Descottes.
Shandong International Coastal Cultural Industry Co. Ltd.
107,000 m².
2013 – Opening.- August 12th, 2021.
1111 Yinshatan Road, West Coast New Area, Qingdao, West Sea Bay, China.


Jean Nouvel, (born August 12, 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouvel designed), the Wolf Prize in Arts in 2005 and the Pritzker Prize in 2008.

Nouvel was awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honour, in 2008, for his work on more than 200 projects, among them, in the words of The New York Times, the "exotically louvered" Arab World Institute, the bullet-shaped and "candy-colored" Torre Agbar in Barcelona, the "muscular" Guthrie Theater with its cantilevered bridge in Minneapolis, and in Paris, the "defiant, mysterious and wildly eccentric" Musée du quai Branly (2006) and the Philharmonie de Paris (a "trip into the unknown" c. 2012).

Pritzker points to several more major works: in Europe, the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art (1994), the Culture and Convention Center in Lucerne (2000), the Opéra Nouvel in Lyon (1993) , Expo 2002 in Switzerland and, under construction, the Copenhagen Concert Hall and the courthouse in Nantes (2000); as well as two tall towers in planning in North America, Tour Verre in New York City and a cancelled condominium tower in Los Angeles. International cultural projects such as the Abu Dhabi Louvre, the Philharmonic Hall in Paris, the Qatar National Museum in Doha, or the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 in London.

In its citation, the jury of the Pritzker prize noted:

Of the many phrases that might be used to describe the career of architect Jean Nouvel, foremost are those that emphasize his courageous pursuit of new ideas and his challenge of accepted norms in order to stretch the boundaries of the field. [...] The jury acknowledged the ‘persistence, imagination, exuberance, and, above all, an insatiable urge for creative experimentation’ as qualities abundant in Nouvel’s work.

Among his principal completed projects, we find the Arab World Institute in Paris, the Cartier Foundation and the Quai Branly museum in Paris, the Culture and Congress Center KKL in Lucerne, the extension of the Queen Sofia Arts Center in Madrid, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Philharmonic of Paris…
Among the projects currently under studies or under construction: the “53W53, Tour de Verre” integrating the extension of the MoMA galleries in New York, the residential towers “Le Nouvel” in Kuala Lumpur, “Anderson 18” and “Ardmore” in Singapore and “Rosewood” in São Paulo, the office towers “Hekla” and “Duo” in Paris, the cultural complex “The Artists’ Garden” in Qingdao or the National Art Museum of China NAMOC in Beijing… The design of the Louvre Abu Dhabi began in 2006 with Jean Nouvel’s Partner Architect Hala Wardé.

Gilles Clément

Gilles Clément (Argenton-sur-Creuse, 1943) gardener, landscaper, botanist and French essayist, he has been a professor at the Versailles High School of Landscape since 1980 and is the architect of various parks and public spaces such as Le Domaine du Rayol (Var) gardens, Matisse (Lille) park, the gardens of the Musée du Quai Branly (Paris) and the André Citroën park (Paris). He has written numerous books related to landscaping, in addition to novels, essays and other publications in collaboration with artists, and has published the fundamental treatise on contemporary landscaping The Garden in Motion (2012) and the Third Landscape Manifesto (2018), both published by this same publisher.



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