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We are glad to announce that our La Roche-sur-Yon Footbridge (Bernard Tschumi & Hugh Dutton Associates) is the winner of the Condé Nast Traveller’s Innovation and Design Awards 2011 for the INFRASTRUCTURE category.

We’ll soon share more details about the Event Award that took place on Tuesday the 10th of May in London.
You can see the full list of winners here and read more about the competition in our previous post.

Many thanks to all of you who supported our project.



Today we are feature a proposal we have designed in collaboration with the OZ collective,  formed by Alexandre Pachiaudi and Gaëtan Kohler who is also working at HDA.


Voici le projet de Kazuyo Sejima &  Ryue Nishizawa de SANAA Pour le pavillion de la serpentine gallery de Londres. Projet visible jusqu’au 18 octobre.

Un projet trés simple qui ” derive entre les arbres comme de la fumée. La verrière de réflexion ondule à travers le site, l’extension du parc et du ciel. Son apparence change en fonction de la météo, ce qui lui permet de se fondre dans les environs. Il fonctionne comme un domaine d’activité sans murs, permettant vue imprenable sur le parc et favoriser l’accès de tous côtés. Il s’agit d’une extension à l’abri du parc où les gens peuvent lire, se détendre et profiter de belles journées d’été.”