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BUILDING
 
 
Grande Arche de la Fraternité
La Grande Arche | Arche de la Défense
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DESIGNER
 
 
Johan Otto von Spreckelsen

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CONTEXT
 
Relationship with the location
La Grande Arche, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, La Défense, Nanterre, Paris, France, Paul Andreu
Importance of the building in the territory and in the city
La Grande Arche, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, La Défense, Nanterre, Paris, France, Paul Andreu
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DESCRIPTION
 
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La Grande Arche, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, La Défense, Nanterre, Paris, France, Paul Andreu
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Toit de la Grande Arche di Toit_de_la_Grande_Arche
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, marble, glass

Prestressed concrete frame.
Facades covered in white Carrara marble, grey granite and reflective glass
Teflon tensostructure

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
France [France]
Region
Ile-de-France
District
Hauts-de-Seine
Town
Nanterre
Neighborhoods
La Défense
Address
1, parvis de La Défense
 
 
Telephone
+33.(0)1.49.07.27.57
Fax
+33.(0)1.49.07.27.90
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MAP
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
Main
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Conference halls
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Urban equipment and structures for public areas
City gates, boundaries, entries
Panoramic structures, belvederes
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Museums and buildings for exhibitions
Science museums
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
Restaurants
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1982 - 1983    
Realisation
1985 - 1989
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Marc Dessauce, "L'art du cadre / The art of the frame", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 347, juillet-août/july-august 2003, pp. 108-113
Bertrand Lemoine, 100 Monuments du XXe Siècle, Editions France Loisirs, Paris 2000, pp. 202-203
Friedbert Kind-Barkauskas, Stefan Polóny, Bruno Kauhsen, Jörg Brandt, Atlante del Cemento, UTET, Torino 1998, pp. 216-217
Jean-Pierre Courtiau, La Grande Arche / The Great Arch. Otto von Spreckelsen, Paul Andreu, Herme, Paris 1997
Hervé Martin, Guide de l'Architecture Moderne à Paris 1900-1995 / Guide to Modern Architecture in Paris 1900-1995, Éditions Alternatives, Paris 1995, 5ª edizione, p. 306
Lotus international 78, ottobre/october 1993, [Applicazioni tecniche / Technical Applications], pp. (42-53)
Brad Smith, "La Grande Arche. Johan Otto von Spreckelsen", Architecture New Zealand, march-april 1992, pp. 64-65
Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld, "Tete Defense. Grande Arche", Arkitektur DK 1-2 1990 [Johan Otto von Spreckelsen], pp. 36-51
La Grande Arche, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Paris 1990
Agnoldomenico Pica, "La Grande Arche sopra il fluire dei secoli / La Grande Arche above the drift of time", L'Arca 33, dicembre/december 1989 [Il superamento della gravità / Overcoming gravity], pp. 14-25
"Parijs, twee denkwijzen /Paris, two ways of thinking", Archis 10/1989, oktober/october 1989, pp. 13-53
Paul Vermeulen, "Pei's pyramid and Von Spreckelsen's cube. Louvre additions and the Grande Arche de la Defense", Archis 10/1989, oktoberoctober 1989, pp. 15-21 (13-53)
Daralice Donkervoet Boles, "Disappointment at La Defense", Progressive Architecture 2/1989, february 1989, p. 24
François Chaslin, Virginie Picon-Lefebvre, La Grande Arche de la Défense, Electa Moniteur, Paris 1989
AA.VV., La Grande Arche, L'Envenement Media, 1989
La Grande Arche, Tete Defense, Paris-la-Defense: une architecture de Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, Paul Andreu. Carnet de route par Paul Andreu & Hubert Tonka, Editions du Demi-Cercle, Paris 1989
Christian Dupavillon, Francis Lacloche, Le Triomphe des Arcs, Découvertes Gallimard, Paris 1989, pp. 82-96, 112-121
Giorgio Trebbi, "La Grande Arche. alla ricerca di un limite / La Grande Arche. searching for a final end", Parametro 169, novembre-dicembre/november-december 1988, pp. 10–11
Johan Otto Von Spreckelsen, "Una finestra sul mondo / A window on the world", L'Arca 12, dicembre/december 1987 [Il pubblico / The Public], p. 57 (56-67)
Olivier Boissière, "La Grande Arche guarda verso il Louvre/The Grande Arche facing the louvre", L'Arca 12, dicembre/december 1987 [Il pubblico/The Public], pp. 56-67
David Mangin, "La Grande Arche de La Défense / The Grande Arche of La Defense", L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui 252, septembre/september 1987, pp. 66-79
Marie Christine Loriers, "Building a new Paris. La Defense. First prize winner: Johan Otto von Spreckelsen", Progressive Architecture 9/1983, september 1983, p. 32
Jean-Claude Garcias, Martin K. Meade, "La Tete Defense results. Winning scheme by Johan Otto von Spreckelsen", Architectural Review 1037, july 1983, pp. 4-6
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CLIENT
 
 
François Mitterrand
Société d'économie mixte Tête Défense
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
m. 110
Widht
m. 108
Depth
m. 112
Surface
offices sq.m. 115.000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Erik Reitzel
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STAFF
 
Project
Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, Copenhagen
Associate designers
Paul Andreu, Paris
Structural consultant
Peter Rice (Tensile structures)
Facades consultant
François Deslaugiers
Electrical engineer
Serete
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CREDITS
 
 
Courtesy of La Grande Arche

La Grande Arche, Johan Otto von Spreckelsen, La Défense, Nanterre, Paris, France, Paul Andreu



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