CITADEL OF THANG LONG - HANOI
In the framework of the Seminar on the Valorisation of Archaeological Spaces at the Royal Citadel of Thang Long, organised by the Citadel Conservation Centre and the City of Toulouse/Toulouse Métropole, Maïe Kitamura presented the conservation issues related to the Archaeology Museum project, in partnership with Studio Milou, which are as follows :
1/ Founding a building on archaeological remains : the principle of micropiles.
2/ To conserve the remains that are currently exposed to the elements.
3/ Protect the remains, enhance them and present them to the plublic.
4/ Drain and manage rainwater ad rising groundwater by reactivating the ancient networks.
The aim is to present the intervention methodology and concrete examples that will put these issues into perspective and the way RL&A will approach the subjects within the team.
Viaduc des Rochers Noirs
The Viaduct is located between the communes of Soursac and Lapleau. Restoration work is planned before iti reopened to the public.
Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise - Restoration of the Collegiate Church
The Collegiate church of Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise has been listed in its entirety as a Historic Monument since 1920. The RL&A architectural firm has been commissioned to carry out a historical study and a heritage diagnosis which will enable us to understand the changes made to the building and to identify the heritage issues.
Article published in the weekly newspaper "Le Pays Roannais"
Maison du Chamarier
Restoration of the facade in rue Saint Jean
Article published in the magazine Renaissance du Vieux Lyon
Restoration of Grand Salon de Vaux-le-Vicomte
At the centre of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is the Grand Salon, around which the accomodation and gardens are organised.
The architect Louis Le Vau designed an oval room decorated with stucco, under a dome nearly 18m high, for which the painter Charles Le Brun planned to create an exceptional fresco, a true hymn to the sun,never executed. For almost 200 years, the dome remained undecorated until the palace was restored in the 1840s. A painter-decorator represented a sky dotted with clouds with an eagle in the centre. This fresco, too, was not completed and suffered from the ravages of time.
In 2020, the architectural firm RL & Associés was commissioned to restore the entire Grand Salon. The fresco, which had been fairly well executed, was covered with a reversible whitewash that would allow Charles Le Brun's drawing to be projected digitally.
Church of Saint Maurice de Gourdans (01)
The priory church of Saint-Maurice, founded in the 11th century, has undergone a vast restoration operation, in particular on the biblical painted decorations that adorn the nave and the choir.
This exceptional project led to the discovery of a second set of paintings dating from the beginning of the century, perfectly preserved under a thick layer of whitewash.
Fountain of the Porte de Saint Cloud (75)
The fountain "Les sources de la Seine" located at the Porte de Saint Cloud in Paris has just been restored, after two years of work. It had been in a state of disrepair and abandonment for several decades.
Yet it is masterpiece in several respects : a masterpiece of decorative art from the 1930s by the sculptor Paul Landowski, but also a masterpiece of urban planning to create a monumental square at the gates of Paris in place of the old ramparts, and finally a technological masterpiece, as it was the first illuminated fountain in Paris, inaugurated for the 1937 Univeral Exposition.
Abbey of Saint Antoine (38)
Restoration of the facade and the interior of the Abbey of Saint Antoine.
Video report of France 3.
Bell Tower of Saint Didier - Vaucluse
Saint Didier Restoration of the bell tower-porch
Restoration of a historical monument of the XVIIIth century on the Commune of Saint Didier.
Photo report published in Provence Matin.
Abbatiale de Saint Antoine l'Abbaye
Restoration of the Abbey of Saint Antoine l'Abbaye, a listed building.
Article published in the newspaper Le Mémorial.
The Department of Isère presents the construction site of Saint Antoine
30th anniversary of the Richard Morris Hunt Prize
The Richard Morris Hunt Prize (RMHP), founded in 1990, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It is awarded each year to a French or American conservation architect. In 2018, Sixte Doussau de Bazignan, a partner at the RL&A Architects, won this grand prize. He spent six months in the United States, from June to December 2018, to study historical conservation in the context of natural disasters.
The Mur Pontillac
The Mur Pontillac, located in the historical center of Orange and dating from the 1st century, is a remain of the roman Forum western wall. The maintenance and consolidation work have been completed, putting an end to the risk of deterioration and making the entire monument safe, thus ensuring the preservation over time and better comprehension of the building.