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Martin Barré / 89-90-82 x 88

I don’t paint to reveal feelings… I use a rule (a rule of the game); I break it when the painting requires me to.”
Martin Barré

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Pargade Architects promotes a signature urbanism and architecture via a sustainable, human and appropriate vision of building. The practice aims to anticipate future ways of living and working, particularly with regards to the digital revolution, and so to anticipate new social trends. We offer a way of life, places of wellbeing. We look for the poetry of place.

Pargade Architects, now with architect Caroline Rigaldiès as a partner, is founded upon a long-established and experienced team. The practice is structured into different centres of activity, composed of architects and engineers, and works collaboratively thanks to integrated BIM software.

We are known for our numerous striking buildings.  Our 25 years of experience make us one of France’s foremost specialists in hospital architecture.

The Bégin Military Teaching Hospital in Saint Mandé, the Sarthe-et-Loir health centre in Bailleul, the Villeneuve d’Ascq private , Mantes-la-Jolie hospital, Saint Joseph hospital in Paris and its master plan, the extension to Saint Joseph hospital in Marseille, are all projects that have marked the evolution of hospital design. In the areas of education and research, the Paris-Est Science and Technology campus at the heart of the ‘sustainable town’ of Marne-la-Vallée, the Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute on the Paris–Saclay campus, and the current competition for the AgropParisTech campus are exemplary in their integration into the Grand Paris project, the development of a ‘Greater Paris’.

Other key projects such as the French Embassy in Warsaw, one of the ‘references’ exhibited in the permanent collection of Paris’ Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, or the Biological Research and Analysis Centre at Lyon’s Croix-Rousse hospital, the CNRS (National Centre of Scientific Research) laboratories in Toulouse or housing for the Paris Seine Rive Gauche development, define the rigour and innovation characteristic of the practice.

Today our team has won the competition to build, in association with Art & Build, the new university hospital in Nantes, a healthcare building project unique in France.

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Jean-Philippe Pargade



Urban planner[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black” align=”align_left” el_width=”20″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”layoutArea” width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Jean-Philippe Pargade qualified as an architect from the UP6 school of architecture in Paris in 1972, and as an urban planner from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in 1973.

He is a member of France’s Académie d’Architecture and was governmental architectural advisor for, successively, the departments of the Vienne, Loiret, Aube and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

In 1980 he founded the practice in Paris and won the Palmarès de l’Habitat prize for his Ilot des Patriarches development in Paris.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”layoutArea” width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]He then went on to exercise his creativity on large public facilities: research centres, teaching campuses, hospitals, housing, offices.

He won the Prix Départemental d’Ile et Vilaine for his Central Lending Library in Rennes, and then Gold Medal from the Académie d’Architecture for the hospital complex in Mantes-la-Jolie. In 2005 he published Mutations, l’Ambassade de France à Varsovie (Ante Prima), and then Multicolore (Ante Prima), and in 2010 Architectures Subjectives (Archibooks).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_separator color=”black” css=”.vc_custom_1467406433985{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 80px !important;}”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” padding_top=”50″ css_animation=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”associate_portrait” width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”16753″ img_size=”full” class=”img_associes”][vc_column_text]

Caroline Rigaldiès


With the practice since 1992[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black” align=”align_left” el_width=”20″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”layoutArea” width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Caroline Rigaldiès qualified as an architect from the Paris Belleville school of architecture in 1991. She completed her training working for Santiago Calatrava, Edmond Lay and Antoine Grumbach.

A prizewinner in the annual PAN competition for young architects, she joined the Pargade practice in 1992. Entirely at home with the philosophy of the practice, she discovered the pleasure of channelling constraints and difficulties into creativity to provide a personal, sensitive and human take on architecture.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”layoutArea” width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]She became a partner in 2003 and contributes her passion to all projects, competitions and buildings, applying her expertise to large, complex hospital and other industrial and cleanroom programmes, as well as more urban projects (education or housing).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The team” tab_id=”agence_team”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3″][vc_column_text]


Isabelle Rapp

Assistante financière

Malika Benzemra

Secrétaire technique


Jean-Pierre Lamache

Ingénieur ETP
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Concept Designer Senior

Frédéric Gams

Architecte DPLG
Responsable grands projets labos, universités
25 ans d’expérience

Birgit Eistert

Architecte Dipl.-Ing. Architektur
Responsable enseignement
23 ans d’expérience

Patrick Françoise

Architecte DPLG
Responsable hospitalier
28 ans d’expérience

Christophe Aubergeon

Architecte DPLG
Responsable hospitalier
27 ans d’expérience

Isabelle Redon

Architecte DPLG
26 ans d’expérience

Emmanuèle Fiquet

Architecte DPLG
Responsable hospitalier, logements, bureaux
21 ans d’expérience[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3″][vc_column_text]

Concept Designer

Taiyang BAE

Architecte DE

Francesca Derba

Architecte inscrit à l’Ordre des Architectes de Gênes (Italie)
Responsable hospitalier
10 ans d’expérience

Maria Reyes Gallego Pasadas

Architecte DPLG
6 ans d’expérience

Joon-Ho Lee

Architecte DPLG
11 ans d’expérience

Samuel Rimbault

Architecte DE

Équipe composée d’environ
10 architectes expérimentés
et créatifs[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”The BIM” tab_id=”agence_bim”][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner el_class=”text-intro” offset=”vc_col-lg-8″][vc_column_text]Aware of the need to adapt our role as designers to evolutions in graphic representation and to make the most of new software capabilities, the practice now uses Revit. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Revit is a powerful tool for BIM (building information modelling), otherwise known as 3D modelling.

This 3D model, built up simultaneously by all the designers, architects and engineers, unites in a single document all the elements that constitute a building: structure, envelope, internal layout and services.

It also forms a precise 3D representation of the building as it is to be built and, thanks to continuous updating throughout site phase, as it is delivered to the client. Because of the rigour and method that it requires, BIM enables designers to be precise, quick and efficient, as well as:

  • guaranteeing absolute coherence between all documents as every modification is simultaneously incorporated in plan, cross-section and elevation, and in 3D;
  • providing a simple visualisation for the project, which can be used for teaching or communication;
  • feeding the project database (quantities, technical specifications, schedule of works), which ensures budget management and is required for the future users and maintenance of the building;
  • providing a detailed initial rendering, which helps to pick up any possible problems;
  • supplying consistent and coordinated information;
  • quickly absorbing any modifications made throughout the project and updating the relevant database.

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The repetitive work between structure, topography and functional elements is continuous. Design evolves progressively according to structural, technical and volumetric constraints. A digital model enables the precise integration of technical aspects right from the first stages of design. From roof to foundations, space can be managed and easily visualised thanks to 3D modelling.



BIM enables easy verification of the volumetric coherence of the project. The best means of checking is to create numerous detailed cross-sections across the buildings. Certain sensitive areas, such as shafts and stairwells, are checked every step of the way: the structural and volumetric impact of required vertical clearance, any protrusions, and lift pits can be examined in real time.

On top of this, a warning system of alerts indicates on the drawing any anomalies in the digital model (partitions hitting other elements, ‘rooms’ that are not closed, duplicated objects, incorrect stacking of structural elements…). To ensure the systematic resolution of each of these alerts, the BIM coordinator (the person who manages the digital model) makes daily revisions and informs each team member of the modifications to be made.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]A TOOL TO QUANTIFY AND CHECK

Revit also enables the quantification and naming of the components of a drawing. Nomenclature tables form a database; BIM-Link links the digital model and its nomenclature to external Excel spreadsheets. These tools are extremely powerful for extracting all the relevant information from a project and using it elsewhere.

BIM-Link allows the input of modified data on a project, and the subsequent updating of nomenclature.

Tables of surface areas, but also the designation and quantification of objects (external joinery, doors, partitioning, plumbing, etc.) are immediately available.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]BIM is therefore both an extra tool to manage the building process in all its components: architectural, technical, quantitative, regulatory and financial; but also a communication tool for all those involved in the project: client, end-users, contractors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]