BODIN ARCH. JEAN FRANCOIS
Bodin & associés, architect, has been designing and developing cultural projects for several years based on complex programmes: museums, libraries, exhibition halls , museum collection storages, and schools, often in protected buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Monuments (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes, the Musée Granet in Aix en Provence, the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Hôtel de Saint-Livier in Metz, ) and in compliance with the rigorous technical, safety and security constraints, as well as those governing national heritage sites (George Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Museum de la Bande Dessinée in Angoulême).
Bodin & associés has also designed major temporary exhibitions in foreign countries, “RSTW”, in Abu Dhabi, Talking Art: Louvre d’Abu Dhabi and Picasso Abu Dhabi at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, La gran via de las esculturas in Valencia Spain, for the Reunion des Musées Nationaux at the Grand Palais in Paris (Picasso et les maîtres October 2008, Latour, Egypt under the Pharaohs, Lotto, Matisse and Picasso), at the Château of Versailles, as well as for other museum institutions belonging to the city of Paris, the Museum of French Monuments, the Orsay Museum, the Museum of Modern Art of the city of Paris, and in the regions, the Lille Museum of Fine Arts, the Vieille Charité in Marseille, and the Granet Museum in Aix en Provence with “Cézanne in Provence” in spring 2006. Also conceiving spaces and museography for the most recognized art fairs, Adaf in Abu Dhabi or the Fiac in Paris. In parallel with these public commissions, Bodin & associés designs projects for private clients including commercial facilities of all sizes, major rehabilitations of buildings for the service sector, hotels, large projects for industrial purposes and urban projects (Rehabilitation of the Darsena in Milan, Italy) and of course private homes.
In addition to their project management business, the firm also undertakes cultural programming on very important museums (Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes, the Musée Granet in Aix en Provence, the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the Hôtel Salé National Picasso Museum….) and cultural project management support missions, in the museums domain (for Louis Vuitton, the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, Frank Gehry architect, as for the Agence France Museums, the Louvre Abu Dhabi Ateliers Jean Nouvel architect).
In-house, Bodin & associés gathers the diverse competencies and skills required for carrying out this type of project, from architects, museographers, programme consultants and interior architects to the HQE (Hight Environmental Quality) specialists and graphic artists, from our affiliate Francs Bourgeoise d’Investissement (F.B.I.), all of whom collaborate on the same site to develop our projects. Our multidisciplinary scope enables us to immediately deploy a design team to undertake a “frontal” treatment of the project’s different components: programmatic, architectural, museographic and technical. Proximity fosters linear working enabling the various specialisations involved to ensure daily co-ordination, thereby ensuring delivery of common, immediate and coherent solutions to the various challenges. The full project management team shares a continuous practice through numerous projects and museographic realisations, and is thus truly proactive and working in harmony to develop projects that meet the level of performance clients require. Furthermore, our team being aware of the great challenges facing us today and tomorrow is engaged with determination in the HQE approach (High Environmental Quality) and has wholeheartedly integrated the concept of sustainable development. Our team is multidisciplinary right down to its organisation chart and enjoys the loyalty and diversity of the extended teams we have successfully constituted over several decades. Creating value through our work begins with our recognition of our partners’ work. Dialogue, listening and sharing are not only the foundation of our way of working, but also what guides us in all the work we plan to undertake with the multidisciplinary team we bring to this project.