Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, Architecture et Urbanisme strives to bring to its projects the best possible responses to the relationship between buildings and their environment. The changing size of cities and the urbanisation of the planet are forcing architecture to consider its relationship with the urban space, in other words to constantly bear in mind that human urban well-being depends on a harmonious relationship between architecture and planning. Whether in the case of workplaces, housing, facilities or urban spaces, the urban fabric and architecture contribute to the sense of place – the Genius Loci – which makes every place unique.
The firm works to highlight this uniqueness, which underpins the value of each building and each place, and ensures that architecture is first and foremost an art. It is brought to bear in plans for towns, neighbourhoods, city parks, and planning and architecture guidelines all around the world. In order to help to create a harmonious urban environment, the agency works on a very wide range of building types:
housing (private and public residences, hotels and apartment blocks),
workplaces (office blocks or head offices, research centres and laboratories),
public facilities (media centres, hospitals, schools and universities, public and private museums),
buildings for commercial and leisure use (shopping centres, leisure centres),
and exceptional buildings such as the French Pavilion at the Seville World Expo, built in 1992.
Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés, Architecture et Urbanisme is an international architecture, town planning and interior firm of around 90 professionals led by Jean Paul Viguier. It has designed and delivered projects ranging from master plans to street furniture, including public or private offices, housing, facilities and shops. Most of these projects are located in France, but also in the United States, Spain, Morocco and Hungary. The agency has thus shown an ability to build in various parts...