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BUILDING
 
 
Viaduc de Millau
Millau Bridge
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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VIDEO
 
 
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
France [France]
Region
Midi-Pyrénées
District
Aveyron
Town
Millau
Place
Gorge du Tarn
Address
Autoroute A75 (Clermont-Ferrand - Béziers), Vallée de Taran
 
 
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
TOWN PLANNING AND URBAN DESIGN
Transport and road system infrastructures
Bridges, viaducts, causeway
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1993 - 2001     project winner of competition
Realisation
2001 - 2004
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?
Directed by
Norberto Lopez Amado, Carlos Carcas
Nationality
United Kingdom, Spain
Year of production
2010
Cast
Norman Foster, Tony Hunt, George Weidenfeld, Richard Rogers, Bono, Deyan Sudjic, Paul Goldberger, Carl Abbott, Alain de Botton, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, Richard Long, Buckminster Fuller, Ben Cowd, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ricky Burdett, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Narinder Sagoo, Nigel Dancey, Loretta Law, Mouzhan Madidi, Stefan Behling, Jurgen Happ, Gerard Evenden
Building's role
Appreciable
Annotations
Producer: Elena Ochoa

Executive Producer: Antonio Sanz

Writer & Narrator: Deyan Sudjic

Music: Joan Valent

Director of Photography: Valentin Alvarez
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Foster + Partners
. Millau Viaduct, Millau, Aveyron, France,1993-2004", Lotus international 139, 2009 [Landscape Infrastructures], pp. 68-73
"Viadotto di Millau, Aveyron, Francia/Millau Viaduct, Aveyron, France", L'industria delle costruzioni 399, gennaio-febbraio/january-february 2008 [Ponti e viadotti], pp. 34-39
Foster and Partners, "Il viadotto di Millau" in Alessio Pipinato (ed.), EdA esempi di Architettura 2, 2/2007 [Corridoio V. L'evoluzione nella progettazione delle infrastrutture], "Corridoio V. Gomma: Buone pratiche" pp. 52-53
"Viadotto di Millau/Millau Viaduct. Georges du Tarn. France. Foster and Partners/Eiffage", The Plan 12, dicembre 2005-gennaio 2006/december 2005-january 2006, "Structure" pp. 135-138
Anthony Hunt, "Delight. Millau Bridge, Tarn Valley, France", The Architectural review 1300, June 2005, p. 98
"La strada sospesa più alta del mondo", Casabella 734, giugno/june 2005, pp. 80-91
Jean-Marie Martin, "Un'opera che congiunge due secoli/A work spanning two centuries", Casabella 734, giugno/june 2005, p. 85 (80-91)
Julia Dubreuil (ed.), Le Viaduc de Millau/The Millau Viaduct. Portfolio, Editions CEVM, Millau 2005
Walter Ceretto, "Un viadotto attraverso le nuvole/Il viadotto più alto del mondo", Il giornale dell'architettura 24, dicembre 2004, "Tecnologie e materiali" pp. 1, 16
Walter Ceretto, "Come funziona un ponte strallato", Il giornale dell'architettura 24, dicembre 2004, "Tecnologie e materiali" p. 16
Valentina Croci, "Nuovi scenari ecosostenibili/New Eco Sustainable Scenarios", Ottagono 167, febbraio/february 2004, p. 148 (140-153)
Elena Cardani, "Discreto e calibrato / Millau Viaduct", L'Arca 172, luglio-agosto/july-august 2002, "l'Arca2" p. 89
"Viadotto nel Sud della Francia/Viaduct in the south of France", Domus 791, marzo/march 1997 [Fuori dal centro/Outside the centre], "Notizie/News"
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CLIENT
 
 
Department of Transport and Public Works of France
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 310.000.000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
Piers m. 75/235
Lenght
Viaduct km. 2,46
Spans m. 350 each
Number
7 spans
Weight
steel 36.000 tons
concrete 206.000 tons
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Sogelerg
EEG (Europe Etudes Gecti)
SERF
Ove Arup & Partners
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Agence TER
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STAFF
 
Project
Foster and Partners
Design team
Norman Foster, Kevin Carrucan, Anne Fehrenbach, Alistair Lenczner, Tim Quick, Ken Shuttleworth
Associate architect
Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne
Structural consultant
Michel Virlogeux
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
December 14, 2001, Laying the first stone
November 24, 2003, The piers reach their zenith
May 28, 2004, Meeting above the Tarn River
December 14, 2004, The viaduct is inaugurated by the President of the Republic, Jacques Chirac
 
 
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