The Architecture of the Philharmonie de Paris (Image Heavy)

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The Philharmonie de Paris was designed by Jean Nouvel with innovative forms rising like a hill within the Parc de la Villette. Aluminium panels in a basketweave design swirl tightly around the structure and contrast with the rest of its matte exterior. The exterior features the images of 340,000 birds etched into the surface in seven different shapes and four shades ranging from light grey to black to symbolize a grand take-off. The rooftop is 37 metres high and is open to the public, giving visitors an expansive view of the city blending into the Parisian suburbs.

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Lovely pictures Mark!!! It kind of has the same a similar finish to the library in Calgary but the design in totally out of this world. I did post some pictures of the library about 12 months ago so they should still be visible. Thanks for sharing.

Edit. I just checked and my post was from March 11th 2019 in the same forum as your (this) post.
 
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Wonderful pix, thanks! I imagine a photographer in its presence risks sensory overload. I love the multiple, sly Escher references.
Hendrik,

You are correct. The building had so many interesting and novel architectural features it was difficult to select the ones to capture as images.
 

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Lovely pictures Mark!!! It kind of has the same a similar finish to the library in Calgary but the design in totally out of this world. I did post some pictures of the library about 12 months ago so they should still be visible. Thanks for sharing.

Edit. I just checked and my post was from March 11th 2019 in the same forum as your (this) post.
Thanks Dave. I looked for your post on March 11, 2019 but could bot find it in the forum.
 

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Hi Mark,
Here's the thread. The exterior shots are towards the back end of the thread.

This past weekend we travelled down to Calgary to take part in a Coffee and Cameras event at the new Calgary Central Library. The event was organized by The Camera Store and involved having a coffee and then spending time photographing the interior of the building. We had about three hours before doors were opened to the public so the only people in there were about 30 photographers and a couple of staff. This made for an enjoyable Sunday mornings outing as the weather was fine for travelling and having access with no-one around made for a good event.


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