11.10.2019→ 19.01.2020

« Rembrandt-Velázquez », the meeting of the great Dutch and Spanish painters at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Wilmotte & Associés - « Rembrandt-Velázquez », the meeting of the great Dutch and Spanish painters at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

As the result of a special partnership between the Rijksmuseum and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, the Rijksmuseum welcomes the exhibition “Rembrandt-Velázquez. Dutch & Spanish Masters”.

For this exceptional confrontation of 60 paintings by the greatest Dutch and Spanish painters of the 17th century, spread over 8 rooms, W&A has imagined an original scenography in which the paintings are hanging alongside each other in pairs to create a stimulating and surprising dialogue. The repetition of a shallow module with high-rise concave wall enfolds the works and attracts the look. They form an intimist setting for an immersive experience.
This exhibition is to be discovered from October 11, 2019 to January 19, 2020.


 
Website

Royal inauguration on October 10

10.10.2019

W&A to imagine for the Rmn - Grand Palais and GL Events the Grand Palais Éphémère

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A to imagine for the Rmn - Grand Palais and GL Events the Grand Palais Éphémère

Led by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais and Paris 2024, the Grand Palais Ephémère will be set up on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris at the beginning of the year 2021, during the refurbishment of the Grand Palais, and until the end of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. This temporary building, designed by W&A agency and built by GL Events, will be able to host major art, fashion and sports events, usually organized in the Nef of the Grand Palais. During the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, it will become, like the renovated Grand Palais, a sports venue by hosting judo and wrestling competitions. Thanks to the modular structure and the selected materials, the GPE could be quickly assembled and disassembled.

With the Grand Palais Ephémère, Rmn - Grand Palais and Paris 2024 wanted a sober and sustainable project, which will have to reveal, through the international events that will take place there, but also through its architecture, the cultural, environmental and sports aspirations of our time.

 

 

Official press release

03.10.2019

Inauguration of F4 Pavilion in Rungis International Market

Wilmotte & Associés - Inauguration of F4 Pavilion in Rungis International Market

Rungis, Thursday, October 3, 2019 - As part of the modernization of the largest fresh produce market in the world, Stéphane LAYANI, President of Rungis Market, entrusted the design of Pavilion F4 intended for the props to Wilmotte & Associés, sign of the desire to project Rungis into a new era.

 

The modernization of this building anchors Rungis International Market in an era of architectural renewal. This project creates a bridge between the property assets that has existed for 50 years and a real desire to develop the Market and to gain more legibility, more functionality, and more sustainability.

 

Photo copyright: Marché International de Rungis

30.09.2019

Registration for the Prix W 2020 award is now open!

Wilmotte & Associés - Registration for the Prix W 2020 award is now open!

For the ninth edition of the Prix W award launched by the Wilmotte Foundation, students and recent graduates in architecture are invited to rethink the Château de la Tour-d'Aigues located in the Vaucluse and make it a unique place dedicated to wines and gastronomy, developed around the principle of architectural grafting. The projects have to be innovative and creative, at the height of the site and its future ambitions!
The winning projects will be selected by an international jury in April 2020, remunerated, exhibited in the gallery of the Foundation in Venice, and published in a dedicated book.

The contest documents are available for download: Prix W 2020

24.09.2019

W&A collaborates with the pretigious porcelain factory Bernardaud for the benefit of the association "Paris Tout P’tits"

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A collaborates with the pretigious porcelain factory Bernardaud for the benefit of the association "Paris Tout P’tits"

Christie’s Paris supports once again the Association "Paris Tout P’tits" that helps babies and families who live in extreme poverty in Paris, by hosting an exceptional auction organised by the Maison Bernardaud, a prestigious porcelain house created in 1863 in Limoges.
60 various artists, including Jean Michel Wilmotte, have mobilized to metamorphose four models of vases offered by the porcelain house.
They will be exhibited on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October from 10am to 6pm and on Monday 7 October from 10am to 6pm, before being auctioned on Monday 7 October at 7pm. (photo credit :  Dominique Silberstein)

 

 

Maison Bernardaud website

Association Paris Tout P'tits website

Paris Tout P'tits's auction at Christie's

29.08.2019

Foundation stone ceremony of Reims Arena

Wilmotte & Associés - Foundation stone ceremony of Reims Arena

The foundation stone of Reims Arena, the future Grand Reims event hall, was symbolically laid by the Reims’ elected officials and the project team (Eiffage Construction / GL Events / Wilmotte & Associés).

Located a few meters from the future aquatic complex, Reims Arena will be able to welcome national and international events: sports competitions, ice shows or concerts (up to 9,000 spectators).

The opening of Reims Aréna is scheduled for October 2021 after two years of construction.

 

Article by Reims

 

©Photo: ville de Reims
©CGI: Wilmotte & Associés Architectes

28.08.2019

Guess who was part of G7 France 2019 ?

Wilmotte & Associés - Guess who was part of G7 France 2019 ?

Two W&A projects had the honor of being part of the G7 France 2019 landscape:
-Metz Congress Center opened in 2018 / G7 environment, Energy and Oceans, held on May 5 and 6 in Metz.
-The Place Bellevue inaugurated in 2006 / G7 Summit held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August.

G7 official website

 

 

©photo Centre de Congrès de Metz : Philippe Gisselbrecht/Ville de Metz

©photo Place Bellevue : DR

09.08.2019

Official launch of Domaine de la Reine Margot, a high-end hotel and restaurant complex

Wilmotte & Associés - Official launch of Domaine de la Reine Margot, a high-end hotel and restaurant complex

Since July 9th, the « Domaine de la Reine Margot » located in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, is officially under construction. This project includes the renovation of the Foyer de la Solitude and the construction of a new building to welcome a 5-star hotel, MGallery Hotel Collection, belonging to the Accor group, and a restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Christian Constant.

 

Renovation of the desacralized Chapel, creation of a garden inspired by the original one, preservation and renovation of the wooden structure and the statues, every detail here is well-made to highlight the heritage of this site and to offer comfort and serenity to the future Domain’s guests.

 

CGI copyright: Wilmotte & Associés Architectes

18.07.2019

Chambord by Wilmotte, a porcelain tableware collection designed for Pillivuyt and Domaine de Chambord

Wilmotte & Associés - Chambord by Wilmotte, a porcelain tableware collection designed for Pillivuyt and Domaine de Chambord

To celebrate 500 years of the Renaissance, Wilmotte & Industries imagined « Chambord by Wilmotte », a porcelain’s collection for Pillivuyt, a French porcelain factory awarded “Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant”, and the Domaine de Chambord. The collection’s decoration is inspired by the iconic silhouette of the roofs and the bell towers of the castle, and thus pays tribute to Chambord, a symbol of the Renaissance.

 

Site Pillivuyt

Site Domaine de Chambord

 

Photos copyright: Domaine national de Chambord

08.07.2019

Laying of the first stone of the "Campus 2022" of Sciences Po

Wilmotte & Associés - Laying of the first stone of the "Campus 2022" of Sciences Po

The first stone of the "Campus 2022" of Sciences Po has been laid on 8 July 2019.
Designed by W&A, with the architects Moreau Kusunoki, Sasaki, and Pierre Bortolussi, chief architect of France's historic monument, this very unique project, by its location, in the heart of one of the most beautiful district of Paris, as well as its ambition "will make [Campus 2022] one of Europe’s finest venues for study, teaching, research… and building the future", said Frédéric Mion, Director of Sciences Po.

More information

08.07.2019

W&A takes part in "Operation Night Watch" at the Rijksmuseum

Wilmotte & Associés - W&A takes part in "Operation Night Watch" at the Rijksmuseum

Story continue between W&A et the Rijsksmuseum with the start, today, of the "Operation Night Watch"!

It will be the biggest and most wide-ranging research and conservation project in the history of Rembrandt’s masterpiece, taking place in a glass chamber specially designed by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, siw years after he deisgned the interior and museography of the exhibition rooms.

This unique operation can be followed online here!

Press release

©photo: Rijksmuseum

 

01.07.2019

4* Domaine des Vanneaux opened its doors!

Wilmotte & Associés - 4* Domaine des Vanneaux opened its doors!

In the heart of the golf of L'Isle-Adam, only 40 km from Paris, the Domaine des Vanneaux has opened its doors after 30 months of works.
Widely open on its green bower and its central garden, with large bay windows, this 4* contemporary hotel offers large rooms with a very high ceiling, a gastronomic restaurant, a spa, or an outdoor pool.

27.06.2019→ 05.07.2019

Architizer Awards 2019: Metz Congress Center and Anatole collection shortlisted!

Wilmotte & Associés - Architizer Awards 2019: Metz Congress Center and Anatole collection shortlisted!

Two very beautiful W&A / W&I projects have been shortlisted by the Architizer Awards 2019 to win the Jury Prize and the A + Popular choice!

 

Help us win the A+ Popular choice by voting on the links below:

 

1/ Metz Congress Robert Schuman > Hall & Theater category
Project sheet

 

2/ "Anatole" office furniture for Koleksiyon > Contract Furniture & Systems category
Project sheet

 

Feel free to share this information. Closing of the votes on July 5th. See you on July 9th for the results! Many thanks.

 

©photo Metz: Luc Boegly

©photo Anatole: Ayça Kobanbay

27.06.2019

Flatmates opening!

Wilmotte & Associés - Flatmates opening!

Flatmates has just opened!
Designed by W&A, this huge co-living space is about to (the biggest in Europe) house up to 600 entrepreneurs from all STATION F’s startup programs just 10 minutes away from campus.
Made of three buildings, 100 apartments and 600 rooms, Flatmates offers them a full experience with common spaces, including a café and grocery shop (that are open to public), a gym, a laundromat, a huge lounge (where they will be able to play music, watch films or cook with their friends), and an event space.

 

21.06.2019

1st stone ceremony of the Digital Region Campus

Wilmotte & Associés - 1st stone ceremony of the Digital Region Campus

19/06/21 - Laurent Wauquiez, President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, has laid the first stone of the future Digital Region Campus in Charbonnières-les-Bains near Lyon, with the aim of becoming the first digital region in Europe. 2,000 students are expected for academic year 2020 in these new buildings of a surface of 10,000 sqm, within a 3ha park.

This both architectural and landscape campus is designed around a large central garden at the axis of an iconic building and thus takes advantage of the qualities of the site and its exceptional surroundings.

19.06.2019

Laying of the 1st stone of the new Servier Reseach Center in Saclay !

Wilmotte & Associés - Laying of the 1st stone of the new Servier Reseach Center in Saclay !

Servier, an independent international pharmaceutical company, has laid the first stone for its future Research Institute at the Paris-Saclay cluster (Paris, France), designed by W&A.
This highly ambitious project is designed around green spaces and a central harnessing element, a symbol of the unity and dynamic nature of the Servier group. This crystalline circular structure interacts with slender sculpted spaces to promote conversation, create synergies and drive real innovation’, says Jean Michel Wilmotte.

16.06.2019→ 24.11.2019

« Venice Wood Water » exhibition of Korean artist Lee Bae at the Wilmotte Foundation gallery

Wilmotte & Associés - « Venice Wood Water » exhibition of Korean artist Lee Bae at the Wilmotte Foundation gallery

From June 16 to November 24, Wilmotte Foundation Gallery welcomes “Venice Wood Water” exhibition by South Korean artist Lee Bae during the Venice Art Biennale 2019.

 

For Jean-Michel Wilmotte, there is a beautiful resonance between Venice and the work of Lee Bae: his assemblies of carbonized bundles of wood, resembling the columns of Venetian palaces, and his large splashes of black, evoking the waters of the lagoon, spread across immaculate wax surfaces.

 

Address: Fondamenta dell’Abbazia, Cannaregio 3560 - 30121 Venezia Italy - Open 10:00am-1:30pm - 2:00pm-6:00pm - Closed on Mondays and bank holidays

 

Website of the galleries that represent Lee Bae in France and South Korea:
Perrotin gallery
Johyun gallery

05.06.2019

Prix Versailles 2019: Hôtel Lutetia among the best projects around the world

Wilmotte & Associés - Prix Versailles 2019:  Hôtel Lutetia among the best projects around the world

Every year, the Prix Versailles distinguishes the most beautiful architectural creations around the world. The Prix Versailles continues to pursue its mission of ma­king architecture and design into tools for sustainable development with its various compo­nents: ecology (green economy) and society and culture (purple economy).

In 2019, 71 winners were named in the six Prix regions: Africa and West Asia – Central America, the South and the Caribbean – North America – Central Asia and the Northeast – South Asia and the Pacific – Europe.

In the "Hotels" category for Europe region, Hôtel Lutetia was awarded. The hotel’s refurbishment and interior design was entrusted to W&A agency.

Website : https://www.prix-versailles.com/

24.05.2019

Foundation stone ceremony of a future 5* hotel in Menton in the Garavan district

Wilmotte & Associés - Foundation stone ceremony of a future 5* hotel in Menton in the Garavan district

May 24, 2019 - The ceremony of foundation stone for the construction of a 5 * hotel in Menton was held in the presence of Alain PAGET, Chairman of the FINAREAL Supervisory Board, Alexis PAGET, FINAREAL General Manager, Jean Claude GUIBAL, Mayor of Menton, Jean-Michel WILMOTTE, Architect of the project and Jean MUS, Landscape architect. Marriott, the American hotel group, which is specialized in luxury hotels, has been chosen to operate the building. The future hotel will include a 1000 sqm spa, a 300-seat restaurant and 4 seminar rooms.
Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the foothills of the Alps to the north, the project is an extension of the topography of the Park of Pian until the sea.

 

©CGI: Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
©photos: Finareal / Damsphoto

03.05.2019

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