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Episode 66: Manuelle Gautrand

Recently ArchiTel Interiors editor Jan Henderson caught up with France’s Woman Architect of the Year 2014, Manuelle Gautrand in Paris.

After setting up her own firm in Lyon in 1991, Gautrand moved to Paris in 1993. She has completed projects of various types from housing and office buildings to cultural and leisure developments. Her C42 Citroën showroom on the Champs-Élysées brought her international recognition. In 2008, she converted the Gaîté-Lyrique Theatre into a centre for modern music and digital arts and received a commission for the AVA Tower at La Défense. Internationally, she has designed a car showroom in Cairo and has recently taken part in the competition for the new Munch Museum in Oslo.

Between 2000 and 2003, Gautrand taught at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture and at the School of Architecture in Val de Seine. She frequently takes part in architecture workshops across Europe. In 2009, she taught at the Vienna University of Technology and in 2010 at the Florida International University School of Architecture. In 2015, Manuelle Gautrand will be a member of the Super Jury at the World Architecture Festival Singapore.

Producer – Ron Brown

Camera – Etienne Semmelet

Editor – Katie Staples

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