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Architects among victims of Paris terror attacks

Architects working in Paris have been named among the victims of the terrorist attacks on Friday (13 November)

Amine Ibnolmobarak, an architect who taught at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Malaquais, was killed when gunmen opened fire at Le Carillon bar in the French capital.

Born in Morocco, Ibnolmobarak graduated from the school after completing an architectural study of the pilgrimage to Mecca.

He was having dinner with his wife when the bar came under fire in one of six attacks which took place across Paris on Friday evening. His wife is critically ill in hospital with gunshot wounds.

His former teacher, M Jean Attali, paid tribute in a Facebook post. He wrote: ‘Thank you all for your heartfelt thoughts after the tragedy that saw the killing of Amine Ibnolmobarak, a young Muslim intellectual, who blew us away with the amazing graduate study he conducted on the pilgrimage to Mecca: a testimony of his faith, his sense in working on great popular gatherings, and a testimony of his intelligence and accomplishment.’

A German architect working in Renzo Piano’s Paris office was also killed. The man, who has not yet been named, was eating at a Cambodian restaurant targeted by the gunmen.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s Paris office is closed today, however a spokesperson told the AJ: ‘We are very sad to confirm that one of our colleagues, of German nationality, died in the attacks on Friday evening. Two others young colleagues, a Mexican and an Irish were injured but they are now doing well.’

Meanwhile Quentin Mourier, 29, a young French architect working with Paris-based Vergers Urbains, was among the 89 music fans killed in the Bataclan theatre.

The practice said on Twitter: ‘VU has just lost one of its most active members, he will be missed.’

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