AWP office for territorial reconfiguration

Paris, France; London, United Kingdom

AWP is an award winning interdisciplinary office for architectural and territorial reconfiguration. It is based in Paris, and London (AWP – UK) and develops projects internationally working on a wide variety of programmes : architecture, landscape design, strategic planning, urbanism ranging from major large scale public projects to temporary installations both in France and internationally. The practice was awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Prize for Best Young Architects in 2006, and the French Ministry of Transport, Housing and Ecology’s PJU urban planning award 2010. AWP is currently working on the strategic masterplan plan for the development of urban space in the La Défense business district, and designing an iconic 800 m long public space just below the Grande Arche de la Défense, as well as a series of follies and buildings. Other ongoing projects include the 85,000 square metre housing and mixed-use sector project in Crissier (Lausanne) on a former disused industrial site, which will transform the landscape of the city and a 125 acres master plan for an Arts district in the Unesco heritage site at Stanley Dock, Liverpool. Other relevant projects include: the Lantern pavilion in Sandnes, Norway, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009; the masterplanning of public spaces and mobility for the 230ha Praille-Acacias-Vernets area, Geneva; the construction of the Evry wastewater treatment plant, France; the sculpture park for the LAM – Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art of Lille Metropole, France. AWP also curates and designs exhibitions for major cultural institutions and regularly writes books and essays. The three partners have exhibited their work, lectured at architectural venues worldwide and taught at Columbia, Cornell and Carleton Universities, the Berlage, UVa among other places.