Rudy Ricciotti

Materiality, Poesy, Passion

The Rudy Ricciotti work distinguishes itself as much by its plastic strength as by its technical dimension.

This double approach seems to be, tinged with radicality, from creation of Vitrolles Stadium, in a landscape of bauxite in the beginning of 1990. This line asserts itself in two decades which are going to follow by the structural expression (Choreographic national center Preljocaj in Aix-en-Provence, MuCEM de Marseille) like in the implemented materiality (villa Navarra, Museum Cocteau in Menton, headquarters of ITER in Cadarache). In parallel to his symbolic masterpieces, Rudy Ricciotti maintains a special relationship with the modern heritage like the Philharmonic of Potsdam to Grands Moulins of Paris, big concrete giants that he is attached to save from destruction to make the Paris VII university.

A man

Rudy Ricciotti is a French architect born in 1952. Architect and engineer, he associates "strength of creation and true construction culture".

His projects are marked of politic, technic, poesy, culture and materiality. He is the man of "doing" (the construction) and the material (the concrete); his projects make a constant tribute to specific knowledges, which of engineers first and then numerous and precious of the workers.

Some masterpieces

Stadium, Vitrolles, 1990-1994

Philharmonic Nikolaïsaal, Potsdam, Berlin, 1996-2000

Quai Branly museum, Paris, competition project, 1999

The Pavillon noir, chorégraphic national center, Aix-en-Provence, 1999-2004

The Grands Moulins of Paris, university Paris VII-D.-Diderot, university library, 2001-2006

Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM), Marseille, 2002-2013

Villa Navarra, Provence, 2002-2007

Louvre-Lens museum, competition, 2005

Pont du Diable, Gignac, 2005-2008

Memorial of Rivesaltes camp, 2005-2014

Louvre Museum, Islam art department, Paris, 2005-2012

Villa 356, Provence, 2005-2010

The Pavillon blanc, Media library and contemporary art center, Colomiers, 2005-2011

International school ITER, Manoque, 2007-2010

International headquarters ITER, Cadarache, 2007-2012

Jean Cocteau Museum, Menton, 2007-2011

Pôle de services Eurêka, Montpellier, 2007-2012

Jean-Bouin stadium, Paris, 2007-2013

Unterlinden Colmar museum, competition, 2009

Rectorat de l’académie de Dijon, 2009-2012

Culture and art center, Douchy-les-Mines, 2009-2013

Les Arts Gstaad, opera and cultural center, Gstaad, Suisse, 2010-2015

Cultural Aimé-Césaire center, Gennevilliers, 2010-2013

Theater, Freyming-Merlebach, competition, 2011

Spiritual and cultural russian orthodox center, Paris, competition, 2011

Pont de la République, Montpellier, 2011-2013

Cathédral d’images, Saint-Priest, 2011

Château-abbaye of Cassan, Roujan, 2011-2014

Musée de la Romanité, Nîmes, competition, 2012

Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame du Laus planning, Hautes-Alpes, competition, 2012

Some prices

Grand Prix National de l’Architecture

Médaille d’Or de la Fondation de l’Académie d’Architecture

Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Commandeur de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite

Some words

« The architectural adventure is before a political adventure with multiple facets - theoretical, social, esthetic-, closely imbricated to arm the work of the architect. It is a culture of fighting that does not aim consensus. »

" Architecture is a sport combat "

" The concrete value is to sublime generosity and its energy to transcend vulgarity "

" The past has to teach us a lot, it is necessary to protect it and to renegotiate it. The amnesia is a contemporary disease. "

" Beauty is embodied by what we wish to see never destroyed. "


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