Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses
We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to the Client’s Favorite and Green prize winner of our “Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center” competition – Florent Sauvineau from France!
Florent Sauvineau from France
I have worked across several design disciplines, including architecture, urban design and furniture design. I have worked as a junior architect in both Paris and Lyon in leading architectural firms. I’m currently working with Duncan Lewis in Bordeaux, a company that focuses on synergy between architecture and landscape through conceptual and innovative projects.
I’ve primarily been involved in progressive and contemporary architectural practices that focus on every scale: art installation in Lyon, urban development, office building refurbishment in Paris, 40.000-seater football stadium in Nantes...
My architectural approach is inclusive. I do believe architecture is a complex process that involves economic, social, aesthetic, technical, and environmental concerns. Thus, designing a building is not only a matter of light, space and materiality. It involves a cross disciplinary mind-set that helps develop designs through time and experimentation.
New ways of designing, such as computational design, are part of this experimentation in my practice. I do think these new conception tools help designers to create both spaces that move people and a design continuum that weaves tradition with innovation.
I participate in architecture vision competitions to compete with talented people from all over the world. This particular mind-set challenges your ability to develop conceptual approaches and strengthens your ability to communicate your proposal.
Participating in architectural competitions is a great experience. Select a topic that inspires you and design freely to pursue your dreams, research and ideas. Just do it!