Paul Andreu - Osaka Maritme Museum PDF Print Email
Museums
Sunday, 29 June 2008 19:00

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The project is located inside the dam of the Osaka port, where hundreds of ships pass through daily. Some important buildings such as the A.T.C. (Asian Trading Center) , W.T.C. (World Trading Center) and Birds Sanctuary are located around the site.


In December 1997, a tunnel under the sea for both cars and subway trains was inaugurated, aiming to link this area to Osaka’s City center. This project is considered as the last developments in that area.


The architect created a 30,000m2 basin on which he erected a magnificent sphere 70 meters in diameter made of glass and steel, designed to be perceived as floating on water.

 

 

Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2009 16:35
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Paul Andreu - The Oriental Arts Centre in Shanghai PDF Print Email
Performance Arts
Written by Camille Chami   
Wednesday, 09 January 2008 06:05

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The Oriental Arts Centre in Shanghai is an impressive cultural project designed by French Architect Paul Andreu.

Its architecture looks like a large sculpture, shaped as an orchid that is opening up towards the sky. This lobed structure allows the spatial articulation of the different venues and their complexities while giving the project an aspect of unity.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 19 December 2009 10:15
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Paul Andreu Architect, National Grand-Theater in China PDF Print Email
Performance Arts
Thursday, 22 November 2007 00:37

French Architect Paul Andreu imagined China’s National Grand-Theater as a cultural Island rising from its surrounding water.
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The project is located at the heart of Beijing along the Chang’An Avenue neighboring the people’s assembly at around 1500 ft. (500m) from the Forbidden City. The decision to build this project in a location that gathers numerous historic and symbolic buildings demonstrates the emphasis that the authorities allocate to culture and the performance Art and their importance to the image of Modern China.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 September 2008 04:00
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