La Galilée de Saint-Maurice d’Angers
First Prize

La Galilée de Saint-Maurice d’Angers

First Prize

The project called to build a contemporary gallery to protect the western portal of the Gothic cathedral of Angers, where precious polychromatic sculptures from the 12th and the 17th centuries have been recently discovered.

To create a harmonious dialogue between the contemporary work and the. architectural heritage from the Middle Ages, the team put itself in the shoes of the original builders, using compasses and the finest stone processes possible.

Arquitectos Architects
Kengo Kuma & Associates

Director de la oficina de París Paris office director
Chizuko Kawarada

Project manager jefe Chief project manager
Elise Fauquembergue 

Equipo Team
Carla Beaujard, Hiromichi Kamiya

Colaboradores Collaborators
Vincent Brunelle (arquitecto de patrimonio heritage architect), Martin Brunelle (equipo team); BETEM Atlantique (ingeniería general, aparejador general engineering, quantity surveyor), Jean-François Renaud (director director); 8’18’’ concepteurs et plasticiens lumière (iluminación lighting designer), Emmanuelle Sebie (asociado associate); Line Muckensturm (equipo team)

Visualizaciones Visualizations
l’autreimage (exterior), Kengo Kuma & Associates (interior)