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Richard Haut’s European competition wins

Richard Haut’s round-up of European Union Competition wins, this week featuring Paul Chemetov’s Chambéry success and Dominique Parrault’s Dobrée Museum victory

Paris architect Paul Chemetov has won the competition to requalify the 4km historic trail across Chambéry, running from the pont des Allobroges to the carrefour de la Garatte.

Fairhursts Design Group has won GlaxoSmithKline’s ‘open innovation’ multi-discipline design service contract for phase 1 of a Stevenage BioScience Research park.

Archtitect Vannetti Giannantonio and artist Daniel Buren have won a competition for the architectural and artistic requalification of piazza Giuseppe Verdi in La Spezia, Italy.

French architect Dominique Parrault has won the competition for the 21 million euro renovation and extension of the Dobrée Museum in Nantes. This includes the renovation and extension of the Palais Dobrée; which is in the Neo-Roman style beloved of Viollet-le-Duc and was the work of the architects Simon, Boismen, Chenantais and Le Diberder along with constant interference from their client Thomas Dobrée; the renovation of the 15th century Manoir de la Touche and a new building.

Knippers Helbig KHing GmbH, DI Florian Scheible, DI Thorsten Helbig, Konsulent Brücken: with Knight Architects (High Wycombe, UK) have won the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge over the Margaretengürtel in Vienna. Second place was Arch. Martin Kohlbauer ZT-BmbH, Wien, Bauing and DI Wilhelm Lugging Wien. Third place went to Arch. DI Johannes Zeininger, Wien Bauing and PCD ZT-GmbH Wien.

duBesset-Lyon Architects of Paris has won the 16.4 million euro competition for the Clermont-Ferrand School of Architecture. The school is to occupy the renovated former Sabourin hospital-sanatorium (pictured). Now Listed, the hospital was designed in 1930 by local architect Albéric Aubert, and shows clear influences of Corbusier and Gropius. Shortlisted practices were: Antoine Stinco; Poitevin & Reynaud / ARM Architecture; Fabre / Speller / Christian Laporte; Du Besset-Lyon Architectes; Agence Dusapin-Leclercq.

Luxembourg-based ARCO has won the International School of Luxembourg’s competition to design its expanded school campus. The 15,000m² primary school with 37 standard class rooms, numerous specialist rooms and common areas, will include a sports hall, an auditorium, a school cafeteria, parking and outside play areas. The firm saw off competition from: 4a Architekten - Stuttgart, Germany; Atelier d’architecture BENG - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; BDP- Building Design Partnership - London, UK; Ellis Williams Architects - Berlin, Germany; Hermann & Valentiny et ass. - Remerschen, Luxembourg; H2L2 Urban Concepts - France & USA; Inbo - Rijswijk, Netherland; AM Michel Petit/Burkhard Meyer - Luxembourg/Switzerland; Planet +, Luxembourg and Witry & Witry - Echternach, Luxembourg.

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