01.02.2017

Inauguration of the new Printemps de l'Homme

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of the new Printemps de l'Homme

The new Printemps de l'Homme opened its doors on February 1st, 2017.

Within this large-scale renovation site, Wilmotte & Associés has developed for the ground and the first floor a concept based on material contrasts or lighting effects, bringing brightness, coherence et visibility to all the spaces.

 

14.12.2016

Inauguration of the Europe's biggest wooden building in Ris Orangis - France

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of the Europe's biggest wooden building in Ris Orangis - France

Awarded sustainable program of the year in 2015, at the "Trophées du Logement et des Territoires", the biggest wooden housing residence, made with bio-based and recyclable Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), has been unveiled on December 14, 2016.

Designed as a serie of big individual houses, ecologic and economic, the program is made up of 140 social hounsing enjoying an exceptionnal location, along the Seine.

Selected as one of the pilot project of the new low-carbon building label BBCA, this 8,800 sqm, 150 m long and four floors high residence is now the Europe's biggest building made in solid wood.

 

02.12.2016

Foundation stone & first tree of the future headquarters of the Crédit Agricole Aquitaine in Bordeaux

Wilmotte & Associés - Foundation stone & first tree of the future headquarters of the Crédit Agricole Aquitaine in Bordeaux

Friday, Decembre 2, 2016, Rémi Garuz, President of the Crédit Agricole Aquitaine, Jack Bouin, Managin Director of the Crédit Agricole Aquitaine, Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux and President of Bordeaux Métropole, and Jean-Michel Wilmotte launched the construction of the future Crédit Agricole Aquitaine headquarters by planting its first tree.

Developped on an industrial site, the area of the "Bassins à Flot" in Bordeaux, the project constits of four houses, covered with anodised aluminium, and two houses at the limit, all open to the outside.

The project will be completed in summer 2018.

17.11.2016

Publication : sortie du Dictionnaire amoureux de l'Architecture

Wilmotte & Associés - Publication : sortie du Dictionnaire amoureux de l'Architecture

Le Dictionnaire amoureux de l’Architecture par Jean-Michel Wilmotte est sorti le 17 novembre 2016 aux éditions Plon. À l’occasion de la sortie de cet ouvrage, Jean-Michel Wilmotte était l'invité de l’émission Passion Classique sur Radio Classique, animée par Olivier Bellamy. Vous pouvez retrouver cette émission en cliquant sur ce lien : Passion Classique

Fiche technique
Titre : Dictionnaire amoureux de l’Architecture
Auteur : Jean-Michel Wilmotte (avec la complicité de Bernard Oudin)
Éditeur : Plon
758 pages
Format : 13x20cm
Prix : 25€

08.11.2016

Inauguration du Carrousel du Louvre : un nouvel éclat

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration du Carrousel du Louvre : un nouvel éclat

Mardi 8 novembre, sur la Place de la Pyramide Inversée, le Président du Directoire d'Unibail-Rodamco Christophe Cuvillier a inauguré le nouveau Carrousel du Louvre, en présence du Maîre du 1er arrondissement de Paris, Jean-François Legaret, et de Jean-Michel Wilmotte, concepteur du projet.

La spectaculaire façade imaginée par l’agence Wilmotte & Associés définit la nouvelle signature du Carrousel du Louvre. L'espace rénové est directement rattaché au Musée du Louvre, il se définit comme un « préambule » aux collections présentées. Les icônes majeures du Musée du Louvre, reproduites sur des plaques de métal perforées, accueillent les visiteurs depuis les couloirs du Métro ainsi que dans certaines galeries. L’allée de France propose une anamorphose de la verrière de la grande galerie du Musée du Louvre.

©photo : Alain Patignon

03.11.2016

Jean-Michel Wilmotte wins a BFM Awards

Wilmotte & Associés - Jean-Michel Wilmotte wins a BFM Awards

On November 3, 2016, the 12th BFM Awards ceremony held at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. On this occasion, Jean-Michel Wilmotte has received a special award for his entire career and his great achievements.

 

26.10.2016

Creation of new ski resort concept in La Plagne Aime 2000

Wilmotte & Associés - Creation of new ski resort concept in La Plagne Aime 2000

Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Corinne Maironi, Mayor of Aime, and Gérard Brémond, President of Pierre & Vacances, announced, on Octobre 26th 2016 during the Press conference, the creation of new ski resort concept in La Plagne Aime 2000.

According to the "contemporary graft", this project, inspired by the mountainous landscape, enters into dialogue with 45 years old buildings, among them the "liner" designed by the French architect Michel Bezançon.

Like a mountain village, the project is made of a harmonious set of buildings, ringed of roofs at the scale of the "paquebot" and made with solid wooden, a low carbon, organically sourced and entirely recyclable material.

 

Download : Press kit
19.10.2016

Inauguration of The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center in Paris

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center in Paris

The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center in Paris was inaugurated on October 19th 2016, in the presence of the Russian Minister of Culture, Mr Vladimir Medinski, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in France, MrAlexandre Orlov, the bishop of Chersonèse, Mgr Nestor, the French Secretary of State for Relations with Parliament, Mr Jean-Marie Le Guen, the Mayor of Paris, Madam Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of the 7th arrondissement, Madam Rachida Dati, the President of Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, Mr Bernard Mousnier, and Jean-Michel Wilmotte.

The center is made up of four buildings : an orthodox cathedral, a cultural center with two exhibition rooms, an administrative building including an auditorium with 209 seats and an educative pole.

 

 

30.09.2016

W&A est choisie pour imaginer l'Institut Giptis à Marseille

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A est choisie pour imaginer l'Institut Giptis à Marseille

Les agences Atelier Babel+Prado et Wilmotte & Associés se voient confier par Giptis -via son maître d'ouvrage délégué Redman Méditerranée- la réalisation d'un institut de recherche et de médecine translationnelle pour les maladies rares à Marseille.

 

Situé à proximité de l’hôpital de la Timone, le projet Giptis réunit les acteurs du soin et de la recherche, représentant dans leurs disciplines ce qu’il y a de mieux au monde, dans un schéma commun de pensée, au service des malades.

 

Le bâtiment se présente comme un volume prismatique simple et unique, habillé d’une résille d’aluminium. Cette enveloppe blanche est creusée par de grands empiècements qui permettent d’apporter la lumière au cœur du projet et laisse ainsi découvrir une ouverture urbaine généreuse et accueillante. Derrière cette peau argentée un squelette technique fait d’une façade métallique vitrée vert bronze se révèle comme une intériorité protectrice, ouverte et maîtrisée.

 

Le futur bâtiment Giptis est une métaphore de l’espoir, un lieu dont la sérénité exceptionnelle en fait un espace privilégié tourné vers la ville, le paysage et vers l’avenir.

17.09.2016→ 27.11.2016

"Architecture Passions, 40 ans de création Wilmotte & Associés" exhibition

Wilmotte & Associés - "Architecture Passions, 40 ans de création Wilmotte & Associés" exhibition

For the first time in France, from Saturday 17 September to Thursday 27 November 2016, the city of Versailles hosts an exhibition showcasing 40 years of creation by Wilmotte & Associés design practice. Within a refurbished chapel dated from the 18th century located in the heart of Versailles, the agency Wilmotte & Associés will present its latest and favorites projects: stadiums, towers, museums, wineries, design,large urban projects


Espace Richaud
78 Boulevard de la Reine - 78000 Versailles - Free admission.

 

Opening hours: from Wednesday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 7 pm
Accessible to guided people with reduced mobility
Last admission at 6:30 pm
Exceptional night opening during the "Nuit de la création" event, Saturday 1 October 2016, from 8pm to 1am (last admission 12:30 am).

 

Access
• RER C Château Versailles Rive-Gauche (direct train from Paris-Invalides)
• Versailles Rive Droite SNCF train (departure from Paris Saint-Lazare)
• Versailles Chantiers SNCF train (departure from Paris Montparnasse)
• Bus 171 "Versailles Place d'armes" (direct train from Pont de Sèvres)
• A13 Motorway, "Versailles Centre" exit

15.06.2016

WILMOTTE / José Alvarez, Editions du Regard, 2016

Wilmotte & Associés - WILMOTTE / José Alvarez, Editions du Regard, 2016

On the occasion of the fourty years activity of the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the author and editor José Alvarez goes back over the projects of the practice Wilmotte & Associés and its multiple know-how : architecture, interior design, refurbishment, museography and urbanism.

Stadium, tower, house, winery, museum, patrimony, city…Plenty of images showing the eclectism and the elegance of the projects completed over the last twenty years. Enriched with a set of plans introducing, in detail,  fourteen projects completed in France and abroad, the book ends with a comprehensive annotated catalogue of 107 pages and 290  images: Showing the diversity of the subjects and the vitality of practice , the book gathers more than fourty years of work, from 1975 to today.


08.06.2016→ 30.11.-1

Alessandra Chemollo exhibition « RELECTURES »

Wilmotte & Associés - Alessandra Chemollo exhibition « RELECTURES »

The Wilmotte Gallery at Lichfield Studios is showing in London the exhibition "Relectures": a few of Jean-Michel Wilmotte's projects in interior design, interpreted by Alessandra Chemollo. The photographer explores space in directions allowed by the tilt-shift lens movements, by recreating a unique picture, which is the result of the superposition of several photographs. A real study of the relationship between architecture and museum design, playing on the possible extensions of the field of vision.

04.05.2016→ 18.09.2016

Inauguration of the exhibition Jean Lurçat at the Galerie des Gobelins in Paris

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of the exhibition Jean Lurçat at the Galerie des Gobelins in Paris

A new exhibition dedicated to the French artist Jean Lurçat has been inaugurated on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at the Galerie des Gobelins in Paris.

Set up for the 50th anniversary of the artist death (1892-1966), it is the first exhibition in Paris dedicated to him since 1958, in the Museum of Modern Art.

With its scenography entrusted to Jean-Michel Wilmotte, it unveils the various aspects of the Jean Lurçat carreer, leader of a movement gathering around him many artists and playing a major role in the History of Art and in the rebirth of the tapestry in the twentieth century.

This great exhibition will be also an opportunity to rediscover a unique painter, very successful in Europe and in the US during the interwar period.

26.04.2016

Inauguration in Sao Paulo of the biggest Latin America exhibition and convention center

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration in Sao Paulo of the biggest Latin America exhibition and convention center

The exhibition and convention center São Paulo Expo has been unveiled on 26 April 2016, in the presence of the State of Sao Paulo’s Governor.

Designed by Wilmotte & Associés for GL Events, this multipurpose complex, built in record time, will host  national and international commercial and business fairs, public exhibitions, conferences and corporate events, cultural, social, sport events or shows.

Next to a big nature reserve, the Parque Ecológico Imigrantes, it’s located next to the city center, the Congonhas international airport, and 66 km from the harbour of Santos (biggest Latin America’s harbour).

With a 100,000 sqm surface,  São Paulo Expo becomes the biggest Latin America exhibition and convention center

 

12.04.2016

Inauguration of the new generation shopping mall "L'Avenue83" in Toulon (France)

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of the new generation shopping mall "L'Avenue83" in Toulon (France)

The new generation shopping mall « L’Avenue 83 », designed by Wilmotte & Associés, was inaugurated on 12 April 2016, in the presence of the Senator-Mayor Christiane HUMMEL, and Jérôme Seydoux, President of the Pathé Group.

Located closed to Toulon, L’Avenue83 is the first stone of a urban renewal project of the Château-Redon district, a 90,000 sqm living place including, in addition, 226 housing, 3,000 sqm of offices spaces, a 86-room hotel. Certified HQE® et BREEAM Very Good, « L’Avenue83 » is an exemplary project in terms in sustainable development, reusing materials matériaux from the demolition of the former shopping mall which sitted on the site et including an energy sharing system for a responsible consumption of heating and air conditioning.

07.04.2016

Laying of the first stone of the future Convention Centre "Robert Schuman" of Metz Métropole (France)

Wilmotte & Associés - Laying of the first stone of the future Convention Centre "Robert Schuman" of Metz Métropole (France)

The first stone of the future convention centre “Robert Schuman” in Metz Métropole, has been layed on 7 April 2016 by the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls.
Link between the district of the new Amphitheatre and the historical centre of Metz, two diametrically opposite architectures, this 15,300 sqm centre will complete the business tourism offer and reinforces the economic attractiveness of the city and its agglomeration.
The project has four pillars: material, verticality, light and spaces. It includes five levels which propose an easily readable programming and a set of lateral circulations, allowing users to fully benefit of the panoramic view over the city.

Press kit (in French) | Laying of the first stone