The Bartlett School of Architecture


Manuelle Gautrand – Bartlett International Lecture Series

16 January 2019, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

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The Bartlett School of Architecture
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Christopher Ingold Auditorium (via 22 Gordon Street)
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

Beyond the Brief

Lecturer's Abstract 

Manuelle discusses the emotion of architecture; that of discovering a place which surprises, where one feels good, where beauty is present. 

Going beyond the basic functions of a building, there is what cannot be measured: the generosity of collective spaces, the unexpected features of projects which are added on and which were not planned, the beauty of volumes ready to experience informal ideas and an ownership that cannot be anticipated.


Manuelle Gautrand is a French architect who studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture (ENSA) national school of Montpellier in 1985. She founded her office Manuelle Gautrand Architecture in 1991 and rapidly gained international public renown. 

Since its creation Manuelle Gautrand Architecture has carried out numerous projects for global clients, in fields such as cultural facilities, offices, housing, hotels, retails and leisure facilities. Some of their more famous projects are the Gaité Lyrique, former theater transformation in Paris, the LaM Museum of Modern and Oustider Art in Lille and the Cité des Affaires in Saint-Etienne. 

Image: Vy Sheelegaten-Fleminggaten, by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture 

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Supported by Fletcher Priest Architects   


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