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Location: France

MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations) by Rudy Ricciotti Architecte in Marseille, France. Photo @ Lisa Ricciotti
February 10, 2014 /

MuCEM (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations)
Rudy Ricciotti Architecte
Marseille, France

This parallelepiped rectangle, covered by a lace mantilla, represents a strong architectural sign in the city forming a bridge between the Mediterranean and Europe.

Musée Louvre-Lens by SANAA in Lens, France. Exterior by night.
Musée Louvre-Lens. Image courtesy Julien Lanoo
May 16, 2013 /

Musée Louvre-Lens
SANAA
Lens, France

The new expansion of the Louvre in Lens is 360 meters of steel and glass unfolding on top of an old coal mine and expected to attract 500.000 visitors each year. It is a museum that aims at educating visitors in how to look at art and on top of that revitalize the post-industrial town Lens in France.

Zaha Hadid Architects
Pierresvives
Montpellier, France
October 22, 2012 /

Pierresvives
Zaha Hadid Architects
Montpellier, France

The Pierresvives building unifies an archive, a library and a sports department within a single envelope.

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