Best-of Architecture in video

A collection of two-minute long documentary films dedicated to realizations of contemporary architecture

Paris Architectures

A collection of two-minute long documentary films dedicated to realizations of contemporary architecture in Paris.
Each film is a special encounter with the architect and a unique occasion to accompany them on a guided visit of their building and to discover the founding principles and the challenges behind the project.
Each film is a special encounter with the architect and a unique occasion to accompany them on a guided visit of their building and to discover the founding principles and the challenges behind the project.
 
#01 PAILLERON SPORTS COMPLEX, SWIMMING POOL AND ICE RINK, 2006
Marc Mimram, architect, engineer
Location : Rue Édouard Pailleron, 75019
Project manager : Marc MIMRAM, architecte ingénieur
Contracting authority : Ville de Paris /Direction de la jeunesse et des sports
Town planner : SEMAVIP
 
#02 165 STUDENT FLATS, 2003
Nasrine Seraji, architect
Location : 20-22bis, rue du Colonel Pierre Avia, 75015
Project manager : Nasrine SERAJI, architect
Contracting authority : City of Paris, SAGI
#03 ATRIUM / UNIVERSITÉ PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE PARIS 6, 2005
PERIPHERIQUES Architectes, Emmanuelle Marin + David Trottin + Anne-Françoise Jumeau
Location : Place Jussieu, 75005
Project manager : PERIPHERIQUES Architects Emmanuelle MARIN + David TROTTIN + Anne-Françoise JUMEAU
Contracting authority : Etablissement public du campus de Jussieu (EPCJ)
 
#04 AUGUSTE DOBEL CULTURAL CENTRE, 2003
Patrick Berger & Jacques Anziutti, architects
Location : Rue des Maraîchers, 75020
Project manager : Patrick BERGER & Jacques ANZIUTTI, architects
Contracting authority : Société d'études et de développement patrimonial (SEDP), subsidiary of the RATP
 
#05 FLOWER TOWER, 2004
Edouard François, architect
Location : Rue Marguerite Long, ZAC de la Porte d'Asnières, 75017
Project manager : Édouard FRANCOIS, architect
Contracting authority : OPAC de Paris
 
#06 LE MONDE, 2005
Christian de Portzamparc, architect
Location : 74-84, boulevard Auguste Blanqui, 75013
Project manager : Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Contracting authority : Bouygues Immobilier
Propriétaire : DB Real Estate
Utilisateur : Le Monde

See the entire collection of “Paris Architecture” videos on the Pavillon de l’Arsenal website

Architecture = sustainable

The Architecture = durable exhibition voices 30 architects who, through projects currently being carried out in the Paris region, express their approach and their way of designing architecture faced with the challenges of sustainable development.
These 30 exclusively filmed interviews explain 30 projects in the Paris region and give way to reflection, innovation and broader horizons for the design of towns and buildings of the future.
 
ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL
La Philharmonie de Paris, Paris 19
Project manager : Ateliers JEAN NOUVEL
Contracting authority : La Philharmonie de Paris
 
PATRICK BERGER & JACQUES ANZIUTTI ARCHITECTES
La Canopée, renovation of the Forum des Halles, Paris 1st *
Project manager : Patrick Berger & Jacques Anziutti architects
Contracting authority : City of Paris
 
STÉPHANE MAUPIN, LA FANTASTIC AGENCE
Chinese box, Secteur Masséna-Chevaleret, Paris 13*
Project manager : Stéphane Maupin, la fantastic agence
Contracting authority : SEMAPA
 
FRÉDÉRIC DRUOT ARCHITECTURE, LACATON & VASSAL ARCHITECTES
* Transformation of the Bois-le-Prêtre tower, Porte Pouchet, Paris 18*
Project manager : Frédéric Druot architecture, Lacaton & Vassal architects
Contracting authority : OPAC de Paris
 
MORPHOSIS - THOM MAYNE, ARCHITECTE
Tour PHARE, La Défense (92)
Project manager : mOrphosis - Thom Mayne, architecte
Contracting authority : CNIT Développement (UNIBAIL-RODAMCO) / Delegated contracting authority: Espace Expansion (UNIBAIL-RODAMCO)

See the entire collection of “Architecture = Durable” videos on the Pavillon de l’Arsenal website

Paris guided visit

The “Paris, visite guidée” (Paris guided visit) videoguides* retrace the architectural and urban history of Paris in 13 video sequences and for each era they explore a problem through the challenges and projects of today and the future.
 
PARIS, VISITE GUIDÉE
Over 800 m², the permanent exhibition at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, “Visite Guidée” (Guided Visit) retraces how the capital has developed and provides an understanding of the landscapes of today and the future.
 
1605: The royal city of Henri IV
In the 15th century, the monarchy left Paris and settled in the Val de Loire. The capital won over the monarchs once again under the reign of François I, who took up residence here in 1528. With this, came important architectural initiatives which marked the Parisian landscape …
 
1802: The plans of Napoléon I
Thanks to conquests and alliances, Paris became the capital of Europe. For Napoléon I, this glory had to be written in stone. He dreamed of transforming the city to give it splendour worthy of its new status …
1853: Haussmann’s City of Light
The initiatives and ideas of Napoléon III alternated between the wish to modernize Paris and an unwavering firmness against subversive factors. With Haussmann, Napoléon III had monuments and large facilities created, like the Palais Garnier opera house and the La Villette slaughterhouses …
 
1889: Living in Paris
After the formation of the Third Republic in 1870 and the restoration of peace in 1871, the destruction was cleared away. The urban works started by Haussmann were resumed. Breakthroughs were achieved. The policy of providing districts with facilities such as schools, public gardens, town halls and/or churches, became standard practice thanks to the expertise acquired during the Second Empire …
 
2000...
The city is continually changing. Its current state is the result of reflection, decisions and initiatives taken in the more or less recent past, whilst the deliberations of the present will in turn form the landscape of the future …

See the entire collection of “Paris guided visit” videos on the Pavillon de l’Arsenal website