The city of Le Touquet opens its new Congress Center designed by W&A

The grand opening of the entirely refurbished Congress Center of the city of Le Touquet took place on Saturday February 29, in the presence of Mrs Lussignol, Mayor of Le Touquet, Mr Jean-François Rapin, Senator, Mr Daniel Fasquelle, Deputy. After two years of construction, this Touquet's iconic building proposes today new, multipurpose, flexible and modular spaces, including the 1,200-seat Maurice Ravel concert hall, which welcomed the Douai orchestra for its first concert. Respectful of the existing and perfectly integrated into the landscape, this grafting project is the starting point for a new stage in the history of this architectural heritage and above all, it helps this public facility entering the 21st century.


Video of the construction site by Spie Batignolles / Creation: Identifiable


Inauguration of Mama Shelter hotel and Novotel hotel at Porte de Versailles in Paris

On November 20, 2019, the second phase of the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles modernization took place in the presence of, among others, Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti (Managing Director of Viparis), Serge Trigano (Founder of Mama Shelter), Christophe Cuvillier (Chairman of the Executive Board of Unibail-Rodamco), Didier Kling (President CCI Paris IDF), Sébastien Bazin (President of Accor Group) and Philippe Goujeon (Mayor of the 15th arrondissement).

The hotel complex, designed by Wilmotte et Associés, is part of this modernization phase and includes two hotels: Hôtel Mama Shelter, which refers to the spirit of a happy chaos with its colors, textures and different environments; and Hôtel Novotel, which allows to escape in contemporary spaces with chic tribal.


Viparis website


Inauguration de l’Ecrin de Badet au cœur de la station de sports d’hiver Piau Engaly

Après deux ans de chantier, la nouvelle résidence de tourisme 4*, l’écrin de Badet, sera inaugurée mercredi 30 octobre à 10h en présence du maire d’Aragnouet, Jean Mouniq, de l’architecte Jean-Michel Wilmotte et du préfet de la Haute-Garonne et de la région Occitanie, Etienne Guyot.


Le bâtiment, construit sur 4 niveaux et proposant 30 appartements, est situé sur la commune d’Aragnouet et s’inscrit dans le paysage exceptionnel de la station de Piau-Engaly, la plus haute des Pyrenées. L’Ecrin de Badet a été pensé comme un élément remarquable de la station de sports d’hiver Piau Engaly, dans la continuité de l’architecture existante, dont il respecte l’échelle et le gabarit.


Après la pose de ce premier jalon que constitue l’Ecrin de Badet, le renouveau de Piau-Engaly passera dans un deuxième temps par le projet « Natura Piau », qui sera lui aussi signé Wilmotte.


Site Piau Engaly


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

19.10.2018 → 10.02.2019

«Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti archi-designer», an exhibition designed by W&A

Considered one of the most influential architects and designers of the twentieth century, Gio Ponti (1891-1979) is honored at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in his first retrospective in France from October 19th, 2018 to February 10th, 2019. A prolific creator who was equally interested in both industrial and craft production, Ponti revolutionized postwar architecture, opening up the way for a new art of living. The exhibition Tutto Ponti: Gio Ponti, Archi-Designer, presented in the museum’s main hall, covers the entirety of his long career from 1921 to 1978, highlighting numerous aspects of his work from architecture to industrial design, from furniture to lighting, and from the creation of journals to his incursion into the fields of glassware, ceramics and metalwork.
The scenography of this exhibition is designed by Wilmotte & Associés teams.


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Inauguration of Metz Congress Center

Metz Congrès Robert Schuman was inaugurated on Friday, September 7 in the presence of all the actors of the project and in front of about 800 guests.
The building presents an unprecedented composition around the Jaumont stone, which is the symbol of Moselle architecture, and light.
The layout of the façade combines opacity and transparency, creating from inside a play of shadow and light that remind the façade of the Saint-Etienne cathedral, while from the outside, it gives the building a monolithic appearance during the day and a dematerialized one
at nightfall. With an area of 15,300 sq.m, Metz Congrès Robert Schuman has an auditorium with 1,200 seats. 80 events have already been scheduled in this new congress center.

Metz Congrès Robert Schuman website


©photo : Luc Boegly


La Perruche : a new address in Paris on the rooftop of Printemps Haussmann department store

After more than a year of construction, "La Perruche" was unveiled to the public on July 23rd.
The agency Toro & Liautard designed the restaurant and its terrace.
The W&A agency has completely restructured the existing restaurant, redesigned the vertical circulation from 8th floor to 9th floor as well as the lift lobby of the 9th floor.
With its incredible view over the roofs of Paris, this new bar-restaurant is to be discovered urgently.


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.


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,...

09.04.2017 → 03.12.2017

Damien Hirst exhibition in Palazzo Grassi, Venice : "Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable"

From Sunday 9 April to Sunday 3 December 2017, Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana – Pinault Collection presents ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ from the British artist Damien Hirst. Damien Hirst’s most ambitious and complex project to date, ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ has been almost ten years in the making. Exceptional in scale and scope, the exhibition tells the story of the ancient wreck of a vast ship, the ‘Unbelievable’, and presents what was discovered of its precious cargo: the impressive collection of Aulus Calidius Amotan – a freed slave better known as Cif Amotan II – which was
destined for a temple dedicated to the sun. The scenography of this unique exhitition is designed by Wilmotte & Associés studio.


Palazzo Grassi website


Unveiling of the Allées Jean Jaurès

Wilmotte & Associés - Unveiling of the Allées Jean Jaurès

Last April 20th, Jean-Michel Wilmotte attended the unveiling of the Allées Jean Jaurès by Jean-Paul Fournier, Mayor of Nîmes and president of the Nîmes Métropole urban area.


Amsterdam RIJKSMUSEUM opening ceremony

Wilmotte & Associés - Amsterdam RIJKSMUSEUM opening ceremony

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated on Saturday 13th April the reopening of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, which houses the works of the Dutch Golden Age.
Renovation of this renowned museum's exhibition spaces, which has been truly beautifully executed, was entrusted to architects Wilmotte & Associés SA.


Wilmotte & Associés completes EFB Paris Bar School

Wilmotte & Associés - Wilmotte & Associés completes EFB Paris Bar School

On 21st March 2013, the Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, and the President of the Paris Bar opened the new EFB Paris Bar School. The school opened its doors to students for the new academic term in January, following 18 months of works. This private higher education institution is the biggest of the 11 Regional Centres for Lawyers' Vocational Training (CRFPA).


L'Hôtel de Nell opening

Wilmotte & Associés - L'Hôtel de Nell opening

Wilmotte & Associés SA has completed l'Hôtel de Nell, which is located in the very heart of the 9th district in Paris.


Completion of the Monte Carlo View Tower in Monaco

Wilmotte & Associés - Completion of the Monte Carlo View Tower in Monaco

Wilmotte & Associés SA has completed the Teotista Tower in Monaco.


Wilmotte & Associés completes the STIC information and communications technology university campus

Wilmotte & Associés - Wilmotte & Associés completes the STIC information and communications technology university campus

The campus of the STIC (Sciences et Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication) information and communications technology university in Sophia-Antipolis, near Nice, has opened its doors to 3,000 students for the new academic year.