/ agence de reconfiguration territoriale

Atelier Wunderschön Peplum

AWP is a platform built to gather interdisciplinary and international skills for design, territorial strategies and prospective: an architecture and urbanism practice as well as a trend office. Run by partners Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud.

AWP is an award winning interdisciplinary office for territorial reconfiguration and design. It is based in Paris and develops projects internationally working on a wide variety of programmes : architecture, landscape design, strategic planning, urbanism ranging from major large scale public projects to temporary installations both in France and internationally. The practice was awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Prize for Best Young Architects in 2006, and the French Ministry of Transport, Housing and Ecology’s PJU urban planning award 2010.

AWP is currently working on the strategic masterplan plan for the development of urban space in the La Défense business district, and designing an iconic 800 m long public space just below the Grande Arche de la Défense, as well as a series of follies and buildings (culture & leisure). Relevant projects include: the Lantern pavilion in Sandnes, Norway, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009; the masterplanning of public spaces and mobility for the 230ha Praille-Acacias-Vernets area, Geneva; the construction of the Evry wastewater treatment plant, France; the sculpture park for the LAM – Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art of Lille Metropole, France; the redesign of the public realm for Capodichino airport in Naples, Italy (with RSH-P) and a number of international high profile competitions. Our portfolio of clients includes several European cities, metropolitan and regeneration authorities, cultural institutions and developers.

AWP also curates and designs exhibitions for major cultural institutions and regularly writes books and essays. The partners have exhibited their work, taught and lectured at architectural venues worldwide.

Fields of Activity:
Architecture / Master Planning / Design / Landscape Architecture / Public Space / Urban research & Forecasting

Marc Armengaud

Marc Armengaud is a founding member and director of AWP. Marc is responsible for the research and experimental projects at the office, specifically leading curatorial works for exhibitions, publications, lectures and strategic studies.

Matthias Armengaud

Matthias Armengaud is a founding member and director of AWP. He practices in the fields of architecture, landscape and urban planning/design with projects in French and international contexts (Scandinavia, Italy, Switzerland, China, etc).