16.03.2018

Opening of the Relais de Chambord, the unique hostel of the estate registered as a UNESCO world heritage site

Wilmotte & Associés - Opening of the Relais de Chambord, the unique hostel of the estate registered as a UNESCO world heritage site

Located 2 hours from Paris, in the heart of the Chambord estate and in front of the castle au château registered as a UNESCO world heritage site, the Relais de Chambord is the result of the rehabilitation and extension by W&A of the former Hotel Saint-Michel.

Unique hotel of the estate, it offers 55 rooms and suites on 3 floors, of which half offer a view on the castle imagined by King François 1st, the restaurant « bistronomic », « Le Grand Saint-Michel », « Le Bar du Relais » et its lounge space, a wellness space with sauna, hammam and exterior jacuzzi, 3 meeting rooms and a billiard room.

08.02.2018

Release in bookstores: From the halle Freyssinet to Station F

Wilmotte & Associés - Release in bookstores: From the halle Freyssinet to Station F

This book tells the story of a rebirth, the one of the halle Freyssinet into the world's biggest startup campus, Station F!


In 1929, Eugène Freyssinet built for the messageries d'Orléans an exceptional building, the longest building built in Paris, able to house within it whole trains of goods. A huge and innovative building that uses state-of-the-art construction techniques.
In 2017, this shed is coming back to life to host the world's biggest startup campus: Station F. It was therefore necessary to completely rethink the building to adapt to its new functions while respecting the spirit of its design. A rehabilitation - led by Jean-Michel Wilmotte - that uses the most innovative techniques, a regeneration that links history and modernity, heritage and new technologies. This book is the story of this transformation.

 

Publisher: Alternatives
Author: Michèle Leloup
160 paperback pages
19.5 x 25.5 cm
Available in bookstores: 15/02/2018
Price: 32 €

 

Publisher website

18.01.2018

Inauguration of the second phase of Qu4drans project

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of the second phase of Qu4drans project

The second phase of Qu4drans project was inaugurated on January 18, 2018 by Isabelle Scemama, General Manager of AXA IM - Real Assets and Martial Desruelles, General Manager of Linkcity Ile-de-France, in the presence of the Mayor of the 15th arrondissement Philippe Goujon.
The first stage of 45,800 sqm was completed in 2015.
With a total surface area of 92,200 sqm, Qu4drans enjoys a 1.3 hectare landscaped park designed by Neveux & Rouyer, with gardens and private terraces for each of the four buildings, creating a campus type's environment on the entire site.

17.01.2018

Incheon International Airport opens its second terminal

Wilmotte & Associés - Incheon International Airport opens its second terminal

The second terminal of Seoul International Airport in Incheon opened to the public on January 17, 2018, after being inaugurated a few days earlier on January 12 by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
This extension, the largest-scale in 17 years, will allow the airport to welcome up to 72 million passengers per year.
The W&A practice was Art consultant on the project. It also provided the interior architecture concept of the whole public spaces (total surface area of 380,000 sqm).
This new terminal has sculpture and exhibition areas, gardens featuring waterfalls, indoor streams, and expansive indoor gardens.It also features VIP lounges, concession and retail outlets, a transfer hotel, an aircraft observation deck, a ticketing hall,...

19.12.2017

Designed by W&A, the Artplexe Canebière cinema in Marseille will open in 2019

Wilmotte & Associés - Designed by W&A, the Artplexe Canebière cinema in Marseille will open in 2019

On 19 December, in the presence of Mrs. Sabine Bernasconi, Mayor of the 1st and 7th district of Marseille, the managers of the Artplexe company announced the opening of a new downtown cinema in 2019. Artplexe Canebière will be a place for meetings, entertainment and discoveries, open to the city and that will associate art-house cinemas, exhibitions and catering. Developed on 4 levels, it will include 7 cinemas (851 seats), 3 restaurants (brasserie, lounge bar and panoramic restaurant). The complex will be complemented by exhibition spaces located in the main hall, which could welcome trade corners related to future events organized within the place.

15.12.2017

W&A va concevoir l'écoquartier de La Villette à Cagnes-sur-Mer

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A va concevoir l'écoquartier de La Villette à Cagnes-sur-Mer

W&A won the call for projects for the design of the future ecodistrict of La Villette in Cagnes-sur-Mer (France). An innovative, ambitious and sustainable project, developed on a 7 ha site and 4,7 ha dedicated to public spaces, articulated around 70 % of housing in free access or with controlled price and 30 % of social housing, more than 7,000 sqm of retail, about 1,000 sqm of offices, and 1100 park places.

The project should be completed in 2023.

13.12.2017

The ArcelorMittal group entrusts W&A with the realization of its headquarters in Luxembourg-city

Wilmotte & Associés - The ArcelorMittal group entrusts W&A with the realization of its headquarters in Luxembourg-city

2017.12.13 - ArcelorMittal and the “Fonds d’Urbanisation et d’Aménagement du Plateau de Kirchberg” (“the Fonds Kirchberg”) have announced today the results of the consultation launched in early 2017 to build ArcelorMittal's new headquarters in Luxembourg-city. Three architectural practices were still in the running: Foster + Partners, Rem Koolhaas OMA and Wilmotte & Associés. The practice wilmotte & Associés, along with its British branch Wilmotte Uk, will finally have the honor to sign the architecture of the new iconic building of the group!

The W&A teams have designed a largely glazed and compact building with a metal steel frame, developing around a lush garden and a central atrium over the entire height of the building, covered with a glass roof. The project is inspired by the shape and volume of iron ore that can be found in the red lands of southern Luxembourg.

“What I personally love is that this building visibly features steel, which is so often hidden from view.  In fact, we believe that no other building of this size and scale has been designed specifically to feature steel throughout. Wilmotte & Associés have developed a truly innovative design that shows how beautiful steel is.”  Aditya Mittal.

 

ArcelorMittal News release FR

ArcelorMittal News release EN

04.12.2017

The FIA inaugurates its "Hall of Fame"

Wilmotte & Associés - The FIA inaugurates its "Hall of Fame"

On Monday 4 December 2017, the IAF inaugurated its Hall of Fame in Paris with Jean-Michel Wilmotte and nine FIA Formula One World Champions.

A venue dedicated to the champions, which includes a space for representation, a room for information and meeting, or a room for special events like meetings with champions, ceremonies, etc. And also to present the commitments of the IAF (road safety, etc.).

02.12.2017→ 13.05.2018

Venise '55/'65 : the Wilmotte Foundation exhibits the work of the photographers Gianni Berengo Gardin and Sergio Del Pero

Wilmotte & Associés - Venise '55/'65 : the Wilmotte Foundation exhibits the work of the photographers Gianni Berengo Gardin and Sergio Del Pero

Through 54 photographs by Gianni Berengo Gardin and Sergio Del Pero, this exhibition tells the story of a daily Venice from 1955 to 1965. It is conceived as a dialogue between two works, two imaginary worlds, around a Venetian reality of that time.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION
Wilmotte Foundation gallery
Fondaco Degli Angeli
Fondamenta dell’Abbazia
Cannaregio 3560 - 30121 Venezia
From Tuesday to Sunday 10h00-13h30 - 14h00-18h00
Closed on bank holidays

19.10.2017

W&A va réinventer le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A va réinventer le marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen

Fin du suspense ! Un an après le lancement du plus grand concours d’architecture et d’urbanisme d’Europe, les lauréats des 51 sites de l’appel à projets « Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris » ont été dévoilés mercredi 18 octobre au Pavillon Baltard de Nogent-sur-Marne. À Saint-Ouen, c'est l'équipe composée de Novaxia, Engie, Wilmotte & Associés et Manifesto qui a été choisie pour repenser le site du marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen. Le projet, ST O ART DESIGN CENTER, un programme de 18 000 m² autour de l’art et du design.

En savoir plus :

Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris

Article Le Moniteur

18.10.2017

Inauguration de Promenade de Flandre, premier retail park transfrontalier France-Belgique

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration de Promenade de Flandre, premier retail park transfrontalier France-Belgique

Inauguré le 17 octobre par le Président de la Métropole Européenne de Lille, Damien Castelain, le premier parc commercial transfrontalier entre la France et la Belgique situé sur la ZAC du Petit-Menin, à cheval sur les communes de Neuville-en-Ferrain, Roncq et Tourcoing, a ouvert ses portes au public le mercredi 18 octobre. À la fois urbain, architectural et humain, Promenade de Flandre incarne une nouvelle génération de parcs commerciaux, largement végétalisés et en synergie avec leur environnement", avec notamment plus de 10.000 m2 de jardins thématiques.
Le projet fera l’objet d’une double certification environnementale : NF Bâtiment Tertiaire - Démarche HQE® et BREEAM.

16.10.2017

W&A to imagine the new Templon's Parisian Gallery

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A to imagine the new Templon's Parisian Gallery

The famous gallerist specializing in contemporary art, Daniel Templon, entrusted W&A with the design of its new Parisian gallery located near the Centre Pompidou. This large area of 700 sqm will be developped on three levels with a central canopy. It is made of a 12 meters high facade on street and rooms up to 4 meters in height. The project will be completed at the end of April 2018.

04.10.2017

W&A will sign the future research center of the Laboratoires Servier on the plateau of Saclay

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A will sign the future research center of the Laboratoires Servier on the plateau of Saclay

Facing the future École normale supérieure of Paris-Saclay, the new research center of the Laboratoires Servier will be inaugurated in 2021. It will gather the teams which are currently split on three sites, and will include a cylindrical shape core to which three buildings will connect. They will host laboratories, a convivial space with a company restaurant and a cafeteria, as well as a business hotel for startups. The other important point of the project will concern the green spaces. They will be everywhere in order to improve the well-being of the users and offer them an eco-friendly building.
According to Emmanuel Canet, R&D executive Vice President of Servier Group, this project aims to "promote exchanges, including informal ones, between researchers, asserting itself as a source of creativity and innovation and to be fully integrated in the Paris-Saclay ecosystem".

02.10.2017

Inauguration: Art&Fact 2.0 welcomes PSA Group's new headquarters

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration: Art&Fact 2.0 welcomes PSA Group's new headquarters

The "Art&Fact 2.0" complex has been inaugurated on 2 October 2017, in the of Carlos Tavares, President of the PSA Group Board, Patrick Ollier, Deputy Mayor of Rueil-Malmaison, Thierry Laroue-Pont, President of the BNP Paribas Real Estate Management Board, François Bertière, President of Bouygues Real Estate, and Françoise Debrus, Investments Director of Crédit Agricole Insurances.

Designed by Wilmotte & Associés, this effective and evolutive building complex, on 16,400 sqm and 7 levels, hosts the Management and the General Secretariat of PSA, the Communication, HR and Finance Services, and the Brand Management of Peugeot, Citroën and DS, which corresponds to 700 people.

Equiped with solar panels and water collecting systems, "Art&Fact 2.0" meets the highest environnemental requirements, being certified HQE « Exceptionnal » (High Quality Environnemental) and RT2012 -30% (30% more efficient than the 2012 Thermal Regulation).

22.09.2017

Foundation stone of the Crédit Agricole des Savoie's headquarters

Wilmotte & Associés - Foundation stone of the Crédit Agricole des Savoie's headquarters

The construction of the Crédit Agricole des Savoie's new headquarters in Chambéry started on 22 September. This 3-levels building of 9,400 sqm, with a transparent facade, will offer to the 400 employees modern workspaces adapted to the new ways of working. The spaces are surrounding a landscaped central garden. The delivery of the project is expected for the end of 2018. And it aims to get an HQE environmental label, with the level "Excellent".