The aim of the book is to offer a valid interpretation of the work of the French engineer-cum-architect Marc Mimram. With an essay by Antoine Picon.
The aim of the book is to offer a valid interpretation of the work of the French engineer-cum-architect Marc Mimram (born Paris, 1955). In his essay, the critic Antoine Picon emphasizes that Mimram belongs to that rare genre of designers who are able to bring together the structural inventions and expressive intentions normally associated with architects, placing the skills of a computer at the service of forms. He does so in a way that highlights the quality of the materials and interprets environmental situations in an informed, intelligent way. Often restricted by the laws of statics but constantly renewed through construction technique and installation methods, in Mimram’s works, it is material that successfully fuses the roles of the architect and the engineer. During the last 20 years, Mimram has achieved a great deal, partly due to the sheer variety of the themes he has tackled. His bridges are famous. They include the “Passerelle PSO2” in Tolouse, the “Passerelle Solferino” in Paris, the bridge between Strasbourg and Kehl, and the fly-over on the RN 19 at Belfort. But other projects equally worthy of praise are his residential buildings, his pylons for lines of high-voltage electricity cables and the sports facilities designed by him at Les Ulis and Le Mesnil Amelot.