“TANGRAM ARCHITECTS is based in Marseille a cosmopolitain city port open to the world. Our international approach has been consolidated by Tangram architectes Myanmar in Yangon and Tangram Sud in Hô-Chi-MinhVietnam. Our work involves town planning and urban studies, landscape architecture, architecture and interior architecture including the design of furniture.
TANGRAM ARCHITECTES was established in Marseille in 2009 following the merger of Atelier Amedeo & Associés and the Aix-en-Provence practice FGC. Under the direction of Christopher Green and Emmanuel Dujardin.
A TANGRAM is a game made up of seven geometric shapes.
These parts are put together to form a square or an infinite number of shapes.
Similar to architecture, it is a game of patience that is limited only by the imagination…
The seven tangram pieces illustrate the 7 skills that makes up the Tangram Team : architect, town planner, landscape architect, interior designer, model maker, economist, engineer.
In 2013, the atelier counts 60 employees of 11 different nationalities.
The work of Tangram Architects is the result of a collective design process involving all of the in house multi- disciplinary skills – from town and urban designers through to architects, landscape architects and cost control.
This broad based approach enables Tangram Architects to offer an important overview to our clients projects involving choice and decision making concerning the projects context, program and cost implications.
TANGRAM ARCHITECTS defines architecture as “the committed action of a collective experience”. Architecture for us is about connecting and channelling the political, social and urban complexity of our era by developing an activity that is in tune with emerging issues, with an approach that is responsible, creative, proactive and energetic.
The architectural works of TANGRAM ARCHITECTES are the fruit of collective and multi-disciplinary design, where questions and research are brought together and enriched by the experience of practice in the field.
The seven parts of the TANGRAM represent the seven professions of the team: Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscaping, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Costing, and Model-Making.
The synergy of these specialties, the different perspectives and insights, the practice of discussion and confronting points of view enable us to surpass individual capacities and improve our concepts.
The team at TANGRAM ARCHITECTES has a well-established common methodology, drawing on the respective knowledge of each team member, compatible IT solutions and networked data exchange, alongside clear quality processes.
Tangrams body of work and realisations, include educational projects, the metro station at Blancarde in Marseille, the bridge on the arm of the plain on the island of Reunion, and the renowned cultural and art projects at Château La Coste near Aix-en-Provence.
Under the impulse of Marseille-Provence 2013, European capital of Culture, Tangram Architectes has taken a major role in the mutation of the city of Marseille.
Projects include of semi-pedestrianization of the old Port and its related projects (squares and boulevards of downtown), on the inner city Plan and the Charter for public spaces, Tangram is also leading the transformation and restoration of the built heritage, including the courthouse Monthyon, and the transformation of the 17th century hospital and listed monument «Hôtel-Dieu» for InterContinental as a luxury palace 5 * hotel.