Delegate Profile


Job TitleCEO

Company NameMartin Duplantier Architectes


Born in Bayonne, of Franco-Belgian roots, Martin Duplantier grew up between Bordeaux and the United States. He earned his five-year degree from the HEC in 2003 and his Masters from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris – Malaquais in 2007.

ENGAGED IN A GLOBAL VISION OF ARCHITECTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY, he draws from his experiences in China, Mexico, and Niger, where he developed a method of earthen construction that uses no wood.

He began his career in world-renowned architecture firms, namely with an internship at Gerkan, Marg und Partners Architekten in Berlin. He was then an employee at David Chipperfield Architects in London, where he was part of the Concept Team in charge of international competitions.

HIS INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS, HIS DUAL SPECIALIZATION, AND THE MULTIPOLAR FOUNDATION OF HIS OFFICE (between Paris, Bordeaux and SE Asia) form a singular approach to a project in which production and creation, issues of urbanity and the challenges that society faces are put into dialogue with one another, while forming a calling at a larger scale. His practice devotes its efforts largely to research and experimentation that are framed by a desire to find feasible responses to architectural problems.

Now President of the National Association for Architecture and Real Estate (Architecture et Maitres d'Ouvrage - AMO), Martin activates numerous themes for debate and transforms AMO into a large platform for ideas and innovation. 



About Martin Duplantier Architectes 

Stemming from his previous collaboration with David Chipperfield, the pair decided to work together on the extension of the HEC campus at Jouy-en-Josas, which was delivered in Summer 2012. In the same stride, Martin is working on other campus-based projects, both urban and rural, that act as reservoirs for people and ideas where knowledge, the intangible, and the immaterial, mesh.

Martin Duplantier has also worked on a number of projects at the regional scale : the Seafront at Anglet, the development of Simrishamn Harbour (Sweden), and the Euratlantique Project in Bordeaux.

Driven by the desire to explore the design problems of our time (the rethinking of the campus ideal, the densification of urban centres, the rehabilitation of once-pristine lands, etc.), and the wish to enrich both his practice and approach, Martin earned his Masters of Urban Design, all the while continuing his work at the firm.

In charge of large urban projects (Reims Port Colbert, Marseille Cité Radieuse, Bordeaux Mérignac Marne, Asnières les Courtilles...) as well as projects in the heart of metropolises (Ho Chi Minh City 9/23 hub, Bordeaux Brazza, Marseille les Docks...), the office has ambitious concepts to regenerate city centers and the general approach to time and space in the making of the city. 

Conference Sessions


    14-Nov-2019, 16:15 - 17:00, Conference Room -1

    Retail shops, restaurants, residential units, hotel rooms, entertainment, office space… what are the components of new mixed-use property development projects...

    • Language: English

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