Statement

Architects are not mere service providers to clients, but they dream up the meaningful articulation of inhabitable spaces and environments-a mission enmeshed with critical social and political responsibilities.

Overview

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JEAN PETIT ARCHITECTES, CONCOURS D'UN CENTRE COMMERCIAL A LUX-KIRCHBERG.

History

1972 JEAN PETIT ARCHITECTE founded

1985 renamed JEAN PETIT ARCHITECTES

2007 transformed into a public limited company JEAN PETIT ARCHITECTES S.A.

Inaugurated in 1972, our Luxembourg-based practice is running up to its half-century-long existence, and its work reflects, and bears witness to a time of architectural history that has been exceedingly rich and varied. Without straying too far from a deep allegiance to the principles inaugurated by a particular strand of international modernism out of Le Corbusier, and received through the formalist interpretations of Louis Kahn, Bernhard Hoesli, and Jim Stirling, among others, our work has also exhibited the continued dialogue with the zeitgeist. As such, the early projects tend to capitalize on the organizational possibilities of the diagonal in "complex and contradictory" conjunction with curvilinear spatial figures; in the late-seventies and eighties, one senses a return to the principles of rational architecture with attributes of archetypal form; in the nineties, we probed the luxuries of minimalist perfection occasionally disrupted with the spectacle of geometrical clashes; and since the turn of the century, we have invested into building on the paradigmatic shifts of digital culture in all aspects of our practice-from early conceptual project modeling to building information modeling (BIM).

JPA has been fortunate to be entrusted with large-scale projects that extend the poetry of the small object-building to the urban scale, and, in 2012, have consolidated the office into the structure of an incorporated firm that is able to fully capitalize on, and transmit the expertise we acquired over the decades.

Whereas the corporate world as well as the public administrations see the act of building increasingly as the mere product of a pragmatic and efficient "construction industry," we continue to insist on the cultural dimension of the discipline of architecture in our activity as thinkers and doers. Architects are not mere service providers to clients, but they dream up the meaningful articulation of inhabitable spaces and environments-a mission enmeshed with critical social and political responsibilities. Our professional activity is accompanied by our research and idea-centered mirror practice "EPISTEME," whose output is geared towards lecturing, publishing, and the media.

IBLC LU25 25 68 75

TVA 2012 22 01 717

RCSL B166 921

OAI / Ordre des Architectes et Ingénieurs-Conseils du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

AP / 10757 (architecture)

UP / 10762 (urbanisme / amenagement)

Autorisation d’exercer l’activité d’architecte indépendant datée 11.01.1972, N° 15315 (Ministère de l’Economie)

Autorisation d’exercer l’activité d’architecte en qualité de profession libérale N° 10024288/0 (Ministère de l’Economie)

Autorisation d’exercer l’activité d’architecte indépendant datée 11.09.2009, N° 164560 (Ministère de l’Economie)

Autorisation d’établissement pour activité d’architecte indépendant datée 15.12.2017, N° 10024288/2 (Ministère de l’Economie)

Autorisation d’établissement pour activité d’urbaniste et d’aménageur datée 15.12.2017, N° 10024288/3 (Ministère de l’Economie)

Partners

Bernard Risser

Architecte diplômé DPLG

Emmanuel Petit

Ph.D., MA, Princeton University, dipl. arch. ETH / MSc Arch., ETH Zurich, OAI

Emmanuel joined JPA S.A. in 2014 as a Partner, directing projects at both architectural and urban scale; he has been a member of the ‘Ordre des Architectes et Ingénieurs’ since 2009. Emmanuel has taught architectural design and theory at Yale University (YSoA), Harvard University (GSD), The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, and the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) as Associate Professor, Visiting Associate Professor, and inaugural Sir Banister Fletcher Professor. He has lectured internationally, including at the Tate Britain in London, the Museum of Modern Arts in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago, and is author and editor of five books on the theory of postmodern architecture and on formalism with Yale University Press and Routledge. He received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts in architecture history and theory from Princeton University (2006, 2001), and his Master of Science in Architecture from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH, 1998). With Ralitza Petit, he is co-founding partner of the think-tank EPISTEME.

Sylvain Guffanti

Architecte diplômé DPLG

Jean Petit

Architecte diplômé EPFZ

Collaborators

Ersad Adrovic

Diplômé Dessinateur en bâtiments (2007).

Sabah Bedri

Secrétaire comptable, diplômée Chambre des Salariés, Luxembourg (2010).

Coline Bodarwé

Master en architecture, ULG, Liège (2017).

Marie-Paule Claude

Diplômée BAC Technique (1986).

Cédric Dysers

Diplômé Dessinateur en bâtiment, spécialité BIM.

Céline EL Moustaqim

Master Génie civil, Université de Lorraine, Nancy (2015).

Laura Handler

ingénieur diplômée en bâtiment ESITC, Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieur des Travaux de la Construction, Metz (2015).

Barbara Hemon

diplômée DPLG, Ecole d'Architecture de Grenoble (1993)

Georges Lemaire

Diplômé D.U.T. (1997); technicien chantier, gestion plannings.

Amaia Miguel-Quintana

Diplômée en architecture technique, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona(2009).

Agnès NOËL

Architecte diplômée, Institut Supérieur d’Architecture St. Luc, Liège (1985).

Céline Philippe

Diplômée en Secrétariat de Direction, Université de Nancy II, Nancy (1989).

Jean-Marie Roux

Architecte diplômé ENSAIS, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts & Industries de Strasbourg (2003).

Carol Sollezel

Diplômée en Secrétariat (1977).