ODILE DECQ, BENOIT CORNETTE, Architectes, Urbanistes
ODILE DECQ et BENOIT CORNETTE born respectively in 1955 and 1953, are in collaboration since 1985.
Odile Decq received her architectural diploma in
1978; she also has a diploma from the Institute of Political
Benoit Cornette received an Architectural diploma in 1985; he previously completed medical school in 1978.
After several architectural interior projects, urban studies and some architectural realisations in the west of France including several national competitions, they achieved in 1990 two buildings for the " Banque Populaire de l'Ouest " in Rennes of which they won the commission after a national competition held in 1988. This project, having received more than 10 awards, nationally and internationally, is the subject of numerous publications around the world, allowing them access to notoriety.
they have completed 2 collective housing projects in
The publication of their work, more than 200 appearances, of which half is in the international press, was completed during the summer 1996 by the release of a monographe by Phaidon Press in London.
numerous exhibites (of which half on the
international scene ), conferences and
symposiums, they have also participed in
several international competitions notably in
Currently, they are in the process of realising a university complex for the University of Nantes, a collective housing project in Clichy, a social housing complex in Paris, the urban planning of 400 hectares at the Port of Gennevilliers in the north-west of Paris and the construction of a covered tribune for a rugby stadium in Orléans, France.
they've taught as visiting professors at
They qualify their work which looks to associate the "plastic" invention and technical innovation as " Hyper-Tension ". It is a dynamic vision of space generated by a sequential vision, integration of displacement, of movement, tension and complexity of the perceptions of space. Finally, it is a complex expression, characteristic of the end of the century which carries new architectural and social identities.
CNASEA, Limoges, France, 1994
Extension to the National Gallery of
Public Office Headquarters, Herouville St.Clair, France 1996
Exhibit design for the French Pavillion
Tribune d'Honneur, Orléans,