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XTU Architects

X stands for the unknown mathematical variable and TU for the suffix in situ - references to the geography and the landscape of work done by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazières, the architects who founded XTU in 2000.

Part of an experiment dominated by public facilities, mainly academics and research, it has diversified in recent years in achieving housing projects and environmental projects and cultural museums in France and abroad.

Among its many projects, XTU designed the Jeongok Prehistory Museum in South Korea and has worked on the "Maison des Civilisations" in La Reunion (MCUR), the first positive energy museum in the Indian Ocean. XTU is currently building the spectacular Wine Museum in Bordeaux and delivered the French pavilion at the Expo Milano 2015.

Standing up for the beliefs that architecture should predict the future and that the biotechnological transition will be the third industrial revolution, the XTU architects are truly invested in urban agriculture and experimental research, which lies between the life sciences, ecology, architecture and urban development. Moreover, the office XTU is delivering the world first integrated biofaçade on a building by the end of this year.

XTU’s architectural position is focused on the expression of an architecture carved in the shape of volumetries echoing the urban context and landscape. The form originates from the context, knowningly pictured in a minimalist , refined and futuristic way, inspired by abstract sculptors.

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