At the end of the Canal de l’Ourcq, in the district of La Villette, the Stalingrad Rotunda - one of the toll barriers of the Farmers General Wall built by the architect Claude Nicolas Ledoux - is a real beehive, a multicultural, festive and... gourmet.
ArchiLib is specialized in the elds of architecture, urbanism, landscape and design. A demanding and qualitative selection of 3500 French and foreign titles. A place for living and meeting, the bookshop regularly organizes numerous and varied events : exhibitions, signings, debates, screenings... for professionals wishing to show their work and the concerns that run through it. The gallery responds to the needs for expression of the actors of the world of architecture, landscape and contemporary cities, as well as to the questions of citizens who are increasingly eager to better understand the environment to which they belong.
Directed by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, the Centquatre-Paris provides space for residencies, production and performance for artists and audiences from all corners of the globe. The Centquatre-Paris encompasses all forms of art: theatre, dance, music, cinema, video and also culinary, digital and urban art.
The Rosa Parks station, served by Line E of the RER and designed by AREP, the SNCF’s architectural studio, is poised to infuse new life into this part of north-east Paris. Part of an ambi- tious urban renewal project, the station’s archi- tectural concept is based on “ uidity, opening up and light”. On the southern forecourt there is a canopy with a metal structure and transparent awning.
Maryline Brustolin (formerly at FR66, Paris design store) has returned to her rst love, contemporary art by opening the Salle Principale art gallery. Behind a beautiful glass façade in a building by Lacaton and Vassal, every year she proposes the work of ve artists from different generations, resulting in constructive and inno- vative dialogue. The interior architecture is the work of Patrick Bouchain. In this 70 sqm space of brushed concrete, he placed poplar wood display walls, rather like a theatre decor there to receive and accompany the artists in their work of re ection.
Starting out by looking for of ce for their architectural practice WAO, Minh Man Nguyen and Clément Duroselle came up with the idea of a platform space where different talents could come together and share services. The result is a space for shared digital production in which the engineer Samuel Remy was joined by the sociologist and anthropologist Guillaume Attal, who became WoMa’s production manager, then Apolline Belondrade, a communications specialist was joined by the designers Delphine Chenuet and Marc Chatainier and the result is a collaborative workspace with a digital lathe, laser cuter and 3D printer.
The opening of the new Paris Philharmonic Concert Hall is bound to be one of the highlights of 2015. Situated in the Parc de la Villette in front of the Philharmonie 2 by Christian de Portzam- parc and orchestrated by the architect Jean Nouvel, this new musical institution puts the magical moment that is a concert at the heart of a decidedly urban experience that sets out to favour education and enjoyment.