jean nouvel + OXO architectes to build mountainous mixed-use development in antibes
 

jean nouvel + OXO architectes to build mountainous mixed-use development in antibes

a team comprising ateliers jean nouvel, OXO architectes, and jean foussat has been selected to create a ‘new kind of 21st century campus’ in the french resort town of antibes. the project will form part of ‘sophia antipolis’, a technology park founded in 1969 that is now home to over 2,000 companies. the winning scheme, referred to as ‘econtone antibes’, has been designed to serve as the main entrance to the vast site.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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designed by ateliers jean nouvel, OXO architectes, and jean foussat, the €44 million ($50 million USD) project is being backed by development firm compagnie de phalsbourg. the mixed-use campus will contain offices, including co-working space, as well as a hotel and other services. integrated vegetation is an important part of the plan, with landscape architect jean mus responsible for the design of the site’s lush greenery.

jean nouvel antibes sophia antipolis
image by ateliers jean nouvel and OXO architectes for compagnie de phalsbourg

 

 

‘jean mus, a landscape architect who knows all the various lavenders, bushes and herbs of antibes, will help us invent the new biotope,’ explains jean nouvel. ‘this project will be done both with knowledge of the local geographic and historic conditions and in partnership with renowned contemporary artists, who will provide commissioned works themed around the location.’

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image by ateliers jean nouvel and OXO architectes for compagnie de phalsbourg

jean nouvel antibes sophia antipolis
image by luxigon for compagnie de phalsbourg

jean nouvel antibes sophia antipolis
image by luxigon for compagnie de phalsbourg

 

 

project info:

 

architects: ateliers jean nouvel, OXO architectes, and foussat bapt
landscape architect: jean mus
date: 2018
location: antibes, france
type: mixed-use
description: offices, hotel, services
owner: compagnie de phalsbourg, codeurs et compagnie
area: 40 000 sqm
status: competition win

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