France is a beautiful land that is plentiful in unprecedented cultures and its Eiffel towers. Not only that, but France also has unparalleled architectural achievements that adapt to the contextual circumstances. One of the major architectural firms is SCAU Architecture. Where SCAU has so many architects from different nationalities. The different nationality of the architects makes SCAU have a unique way to solve every design problem. Nowadays, SCAU has been built so many buildings such as hospitals, cultural centers, residences, and so on. 

Following are fifteen impressive projects by SCAU to review :

1. The Vegetated Stadium in Paris

Located at the edge of the forest in Clamart, France, SCAU Architecture has designed a stadium that also preserves the forest. This building has a green facade that allows sunlight by mirrored glass. Thus, the visitor can see the forest from either the interior or the exterior. Moreover, there are main programs located underground.

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2. Velodrome Stadium

The Velodrome Stadium in Marseille has a concept that focuses on weather adaptation. The concept brings the design has weather protections and an undulating system. Furthermore, this stadium has composed a monumental structure web that seems to float on its roof. Thus, the Velodrome stadium became a new landmark of Marseille.

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3. Office Building in Bagneux, France

This Office Building is the entrance element of Bagneux town. It has combined the structure plan with natural lighting ability. This building has office space and a restaurant area on 12 floors. Also, this office building has compliance with the High Environmental Quality Standard.

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4. Quai des Savoir

Quai des Savoir is a cultural center that embeds minimalist architectural concepts. Not only an undistinguished cultural center but also a science district that allows children and international researchers to visit this building. Furthermore, the way-out thing in this building is a “signal box” that affirmed exhibition spaces.

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5. Vergers de la Plaine

Vergers de la Plaine is a building protection that applies a translucent EFTE in plant shaped form. This structure has a concept to protect urbanity by an architectural element in the terraces. As seen, this canopy tries to answer an urban issue by creating a living area with greenery objects.

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6. Hopital de la Conception

The idea of this hospital is urban integration with the medical phase in infinite architecture. This hospital designed by SCAU Architecture has the severity of the floorplan and different facades. The difference of its facade viewed from visual and solar protection. This facade presents unity and continuity effectively.

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7. Management School, Troyes

This is another SCAU Architecture project in Troyes that provides a brand-new image for Management School. It has a highly appropriate concept in companionable spaces, clear circulation, and an advanced energy system. The design delivers this building toward purity architecture style.

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8. Veolia Training Centre

The Veolia Training Centre provides a volumetric fragmentation idea in which each building accommodates a distinguished function. On its facade, there is a botanical environment displayed in immovable quality. There is a contrasting composition of the white plinth and the black-colored wall. This contrast is placed at the agora, encounter area, and training center.  

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9. Halle Polyvalente

Halle Polyvalente is a cultural center located in Troyes, France. The facade of this building is reflected in the multicolored weather by the polished aluminum window in the entrance. Moreover, its aluminum window makes the building look light and wide. Thus, its facade can beautify the setting of the event being held at the time.

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10. Zenith Building

This tower fuses the creation of the Schaerbeek business district with the end of outlook down street Albert II. Then, it has hanging gardens suspended in platforms overhead the street. Additionally, there is a vertical section that strengthens its axial point of the tower. Furthermore, its facade uses a chromatic surface to reduce its solidity. Therefore, the facade can reflect the light elegantly.

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11. Moulin a Vent Urban Development Zone

Moulin a Vent Urban Development Zone is an apartment that has so many spaces to accommodate users’ activities such as townhouses, villas, patio, and garden. The concept of this apartment is a volume division that allows multiple orientations to occur on its facade. Also, its facade has iridescent sun shading to reduce solar heating in the building.

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12. Crowne Plaza Hotel

Located in the elongated site, this building tries to adapt to the issue. The large shape provided a freakish facade element that attracts everyone who walks behind its window. Furthermore, its windows are curved to create rhythm in the facade. Thus, this Crowne plaza seems like it has a kinetic application.

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13. Student Residence, Metz, France

The student dormitory has a cost-effective but fascinating concept. Where the facade explicates the character of the movement that is envisioned through color. Also, this dormitory was built around the landscape and provided communal space for students who lived there.

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14. Hopital Beauperthuy

This amazing hospital located at Guadeloupe has a bioclimatic form inspired by local architecture at its site. Furthermore, this building provides the user to get natural wind circulation easily. In the end, this hospital fuses contemporary architecture style with contextual tradition.

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15. Verspieren Headquarters

For the first time to see this building, we will assume that the horizontal element dominantly satisfies its facade. Also, the glass window provides a view from both the exterior and the interior. Furthermore, its design concept gives a contrast between brick black wall and double glass skin.

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Overall, we can conclude that SCAU has an amazing characteristic in each building project. SCAU always creates a contextual design that combines with modern style. Besides that, SCAU tries to provide the latest technology in every design building. Thus, it is not surprising if SCAU assembles architectural achievements that become a landmark for France.

Anindya Dhiracitta
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She is an architecture student who always feels interested in learning something new. One of them is trying to become a journalist architect. She believes by sharing her writings, she can explore the entire world.

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