Monday, 11 June 2012
Arab World Institute in Paris - Jean Nouvel
The AWI is located in a building known as the Institut du Monde Arabe, the same name as the institute, on Rue des Fossés Saint Bernard, Paris, France. It was constructed from 1981 to 1987 and has floor space of 181,850 square feet (16,894 m2). Jean Nouvel, together with Architecture - Studio won the 1981 design competition with a highly original plan for a difficult site that, over the years, have proven to be a successful design solution. The building is absolutely fantastic, especially for the time it was designed. I had the great opportunity to visit both the external and internal part of it.