AA SCHOOL PARIS for Fall 2011_
by OMA, Clément Blanchet_
Wednesday November 9, 2011_ 7PM
In 2011, Clement Blanchet has been appointed Director of OMA*AMO France.
Clément Blanchet is a French architect, teacher and critic, actively practicing in the ﬁelds of architectural theory, urbanism, and cultural investigations.
Clément Blanchet is an Associate of the Ofﬁce for Metropolitan Architecture, where he joined in 2004. From a selection of projects, Clément was architect in charge of the Serpentine Gallery in collaboration with Cecil Balmond, the Seguin Island redevelopment in Paris, the new theater in Casablanca, the Earth Science museum in Rabat, the European quarter in Rue de La Loi, the Monaco’s extension in the sea with C. De Portzamparc and F. O Gehry and the university’s complex in Nancy. With an increasing focus directing OMA’s projects in France, he is also presently leading the research on the revival of the neighborhood surrounding La Defense while also being project architect of the Phare tower (2006) and the Signal tower (2008) in Paris. He wrote with Rem Koolhaas a book “Memorandum La Defense”, which is a manifesto about all of OMA’s French projects so far. At this moment, Clément is developing a new vision for Cote d’Azur region as an AMO study, as well as overviewing the development of a competition won for a library in Caen. On a smaller scale Clement created with Rem Koolhaas the little first built project in Paris: the Dauphin Restaurant. Lately he has conceptualized and developed a project for the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris ( PPP).
He graduated with high honors from the Architectural school of Versailles and has been an invited critic to Architectural schools in France, England, Holland, Denmark & Sweden. He currently teaches at the University of Copenhagen, prototyping a new studio on urbanism.
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