PROF. ADRIEN FAINSILBER

Adrien FAINSILBER was born in northern France in 1932.He received his diploma from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1960, after studying one year in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Royal Academy of Architecture. From 1961-62 he worked in the United States, studying landscape architecture in the Sasaki firm in Boston. From 1965 to 1970 he was responsible for development and town planning policy for the Montmorency Valley and the Villetaneuse Plain for the Paris Region Development and Town Planning Institute.  In the field of urban design he has created master plans for urban areas in Caen, Montpellier, Marseille, Le Havre, and Rennes, as well as several new towns.     He established his practice in 1970 after winning a national competition for the urban design of a university town North of Paris.In 1970, he designed the University of Villetaneuse and the central building for the University of Technology in Compiègne in 1975. In 1980 he won a national competition to transform the Villette slaughterhouse complex in Paris into a museum of Science and Industry : the Geode and the Cité des Sciences (an omnimax theater) opened their doors to the public in 1985 and 1986. He was awarded the Grand Prix d’Architecture in 1986 and was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1987 and Officer of Arts et Lettres in 1997. He received the Auguste Perret Prize given by the U.I.A. in 1994. Adrien Fainsilber has designed two other murseums, The Fine Arts Museum in Clermont-Ferrand (1991), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg (1998). His projects include several office buildings in Paris (Ministry of Finance / Chevaleret, UNEDIC headquarters in the 12th arrondissement), low-cost housing, hospitals (Evry, 444 beds in 1981, a pediatric hospital in Toulouse (1997) and l’Institut Mutualiste Montsouris in Paris (1999).

In the 2000 decade he designed a new courthouse for the City of Avignon and aMunicipal/Régional Library in Marseille, as well as a Water Treatment Plant for the Paris area and a hospital for mothers and children in Lyons.

Hospital for mothers and children Lyons, France

 

Hospital for mothers and children Lyons, France

 

Hospital for mothers and children Lyons, France

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