Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

The great addition of this project is to provide the museum with a space dedicated to a dynamic design collection and an event program for the dissemination, awakening and promotion of the decorative arts and design. This project also represents an opportunity to assert two architectures as one and the same museum while updating its equipment in order to offer a cutting-edge offer and open to all audiences. Composed of two buildings classified as historic monuments, a mansion emblematic of 18th century Bordeaux bourgeois life and a prison, the project is an urban, architectural, functional and technical challenge, by its strong identity and by its many changes of 'uses that each marked the architecture of the whole.

39 Rue Bouffard, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Renovation and extension of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in the city of Bordeaux

Competition 2019

City of Bordeaux

Design Team
Barozzi Veiga (lead architect), Tolila+Gilliland (architecture associate), Soja architecture (heritage architect), TPF (engineering office), BMF (economist), Vaste (lighting)

3.315 m² SU

Christopher Winwood