Equerre d’Argent Award 1997

DuPont Benedictus Award 1998

Mies van der Rohe Award 1999, finalist project


Renovation and extension of the existing museum building. Creation of a temporary exhibition space and new public services (200-seat auditorium, library, educational studios, restaurant) and preservation offices. Museography of permanent collections.


Client : City of Lille

Realization :  1992 -1997

Construction cost : 25 M€ (building) + 5 M€ (museography), excl. taxes

Surface : 28 000 sqm GFA (of which 11 000 sqm is extension)

Architects / Museographers : Jean-Marc Ibos Myrto Vitart

Project leaders : Pierre Cantacuzène (building), Sophie N’Guyen (façades, museography), Hugues Fontenas (studies)

Structural engineer : Khephren Ingénierie

Mechanical / Electrical engineer : Alto Ingénierie

Quantity surveyor : ATEC

Façade consultant : Y.R.M. Anthony Hunt & Ass.

Lightning consultant : L’Observatoire 1, Georges Berne

Safety consultant : Casso et Associés

Signage designer : Visual Design, Jean Widmer

Landscape consultant : Louis Benech

Artistic interventions : Guilio Paolini, atrium ; Gaetano Pesce, entry hall

Images copyrights : Georges Fessy