The Academy of Fine Arts announced the death of the architect Paul Andreu, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at the age of 80 years. Among its major achievements are twenty airports, including the emblematic Roissy-Charles de Gaulle, but also, Nice, Bordeaux, or Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Cairo. In recent years, he had built a lot in China.
"What I'm looking for in any project is its internal coherence and intelligibility, but at the same time its relationship with the outside world. [...] Another driving idea of my work is that every living building comes out incomplete from the hands of the architect and that it must be entrusted to the elements, the light, the wind, the water, so that it ends. [...] The lightness of the structures and the transparency interest me and I fix all the details of the construction with great rigor and truth, but the most important for me is the space itself, its structure, its limit that defines the material in itself opposing to the light or by melting into it ", Paul Andreu on his approach to architecture, quoted by the Academy of Fine Arts
The architect Hervé Langlais, also a designer of our Cargo and Nuage collections, participated in his projects at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport and the Beijing National Theater.