Arc de La Défense
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Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Arc de La Défense | Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
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Year: 1973
Location: Paris, France

After the Roman Arc du Carrousel and the Arc de Triomphe, the creation of a third arch was the logical prolongation to Paris’ urban axis “Le Louvre-Étoile-Défense”. The new building does not constitute an isolated gesture, but is rather a part of the development of a historical sequence. As an urban gate, the arch – the archetype of the first man-made structure – visually connects the city of Paris with the modern extension of La Défense.

The ground plan is simple:  two rectangles, 35×56 meters, stand on a square, 150 meters on each side, and divide the platform into figures formed...

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Arc de La Défense

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