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Arab World Institute – Paris, France

Posted in Built by Luke Ward on August 29, 2009

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Building: Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe)
Location: 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
Completed: 1987
Cost: $47.5 million
Architect: Jean Nouvel
Contractor: SETEC Bâtiment
Structural Engineer: Arcora

AE Interests: Aga Khan Award for Architecture; this building started Jean Nouvel’s acclaim. A matrix of photosensitive, mechanical apertures open and close throughout the day to control the light level inside the building. Steel structure, custom exposed elevators. Shading, daylighting, cultural expression. `

More About this building.
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Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Videos: [1, 2]

Updated by Miguel Yapur, July 2020

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