Hardel Le Bihan Architectes

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Founded in 2006 by Mathurin Hardel and Cyrille Le Bihan, the practice today numbers some 40 architects. The team is based in central Paris. Each project is seen as an occasion to develop specific innovations as far as possible (structure, materials, facades, uses ...), with architectural restraint balanced with an attention to each detail.
Hardel Le Bihan has built about 30 projects, with as many again currently on site or at study phase. Projects of all types and scales within the urban fabric: apartments and private houses, office buildings, cultural amenities and university buildings, hotels, schools and nurseries. Headquarters for companies Klésia and PAP in Paris, the Étoile Lilas multiplex cinema, student residences in Dakar, social housing ... The studio's work, a mixture of public and private commissions, is based on a rational and sensitive design process, with a particular interest in how the projects will be used. Radical in its desire to create buildings that are timeless, the practice gives as much importance to the immediate appropriation of a site as to its evolution over time, because architecture must support and accompany changes of use, integrating innovation into the structure itself of the spaces, before accommodating technical means and technological equipment, which themselves will evolve continuously.

In 2017, as part of the Nouvelle AOM collective (Franklin Azzi Architecture, ChartierDalix, Hardel Le Bihan), the practice won the competition for the new Montparnasse Tower in the centre of Paris.

Associated architects

Mathurin Hardel and Cyrille Le Bihan

38 architect employees

CGI team

Nicolas Durand, David Trousselle

Technical director

Leonardo Gambatesa

Manager

Philippe Monjaret, Stéphane Vigoureux

Contracts manager

Corinne Dresco

Administrative manager

Myriam Nony

Communication

Clémence Mathieu

Responsible for tenders

Métig Kergoat

Secretary

Shirine Labarraque

1 to 2 interns

Collaborators
Project leaders and assistant architects

Pauline Barraud, Clément Bertin, Déborah Blaise, Laurent Bouzols, Adriana Cavagna, Jérémy Chavanon, Jaafar Chhih, Juliette Chourrout, Barbara Clout, Raoul Collados, Charlotte Couderc, Sibylle Darde, Antoine Decourt, Simon Ferré, Benoit Fiton, Pascaline Gasc, Margaux Guilmeau, Sara Impera, François Jacquelin, Joséphine Larere, Jonathan Leroy, Clara LeTourneux, Anissa Le Scornet, Cyril Mabime, Charlotte Marchal, Thomas Mennesson, Arnaud Neveu, Théophile Noyer, Marcello Orlandini, Renaud Pinet, Barbara Prats, Sandrine Restoux, Alberto Sacca, Joseph Seressia, Loïs Valherie, Alice Vicaire.

Lectures & Round tables

CTBUH Florida Chapter Webinar: Timber on the Rise, from Paris to Miami, Philippe Monjaret
Webinar, 4 mars 2021

Construction bois et immeuble de grande hauteur, Mathurin Hardel
Visioconférence, 26 nov 2020

Meet-up co-liv "Coliving: Urban vs. Rural" Mathurin Hardel
Maison de la Conversation, 10-12 rue Maurice Grimaud 75018 Paris, 3 juil 2020

Towers towards the city, manifesto for a dialogue, Cyrille Le Bihan
50 ans du Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat, Chicago, 29 oct 2019

Partage d’expérience sur les APUI, Mathurin Hardel
AMO Toulouse, Revue Esprit urbain, modération Frédéric Lenne, 11 april 2019

L’avenir des tours, L’Immobilier en scène, Cyrille Le Bihan, 16 oct 2018

Coliving et mixité verticale, Co-Liv Summit, Les Grands Voisins, 11 oct 2018

Enjeux énergétiques de la transformation de la Tour Montparnasse, EnerJMeeting, mars 2018
Mathurin Hardel et Frédéric Chartier, Nouvelle AOM (Franklin Azzi Architecture, CharlierDalix Architectes, Hardel Le Bihan Architectes)

MIPIM 2018 : La Tour Montparnasse, Nouvelle AOM

Exhibitions at Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris

Hôtel Métropole, oct 2019

Paris Rive Gauche, Projet Nouvel R, lauréat de l’APUI, Inventer Bruneseau [Semapa], mars 2019

Habiter mieux habiter plus, Logements de la Porte Brancion, avril 2018

Inventons la métropole du Grand Paris, déc 2017, Logements Porte Brancion et îlot mixte 17&Co Porte de Saint-Ouen

Métamorphose de la Tour Montparnasse, sept 2017
Nouvelle AOM (Franklin Azzi Architecture, ChartierDalix Architectes, Hardel Le Bihan Architectes)

Réinventer la Seine, Pôle d’enseignement supérieur En Seine, juil 2017

Habiter 10.09 / 09.10 – Concours restructuration du monastère des Clarisses de Paris, oct 2010

899 logements à Paris, oct 2008

4 concours privés 2008 – Siège de PAP, mai 2008

Autres expositions

Biennale Dak’Art, l’Art africain contemporain à Dakar, Résidences étudiantes de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop, 2018

Tour Montparnasse, Nouvelle AOM, Mairies du 14e et du 15e, nov 2017

Publications

Consultation Internationale Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris,
Editions Pavillon de l'Arsenal, nov 2017

Inventaire des Réinventer, sous la direction de Catherine Sabbah, CityLinked, 2018

Rezo Strato, entretiens, Archibooks, 2014

Costa Iberica, Upbeat To The Leisure City, de Winy Maas, Paul Ouwerkerk, Mathurin Hardel, Ed. Actar, 2000
Metacity Datatown, MVRDV, Winy Maas, Images Mathurin Hardel, 010 Publishers, 1999

Presse audiovisuelle, sélection

Documentaire « Tour Montparnasse le chantier record », Cyrille Le Bihan, RMC Découverte, 16 mai 2019

Cinéma Quai des Caps, Bassins à Flot Bordeaux, Mathurin Hardel, France Bleu Gironde, 28 janv 2018

Montparnasse, la tour est jouée, Mathurin Hardel pour Nouvelle AOM, Entrée Libre, France 5, 16 oct 2017