The French architect Paul Andreu, who designed the plans of the parisian airport of Roissy – Charles-de-Gaulle airport and made the Grande Arche de la Défense on the outskirts of Paris, died Thursday at the age of 80 years, has it learned Friday from the Academy of Fine Arts.

on Monday evening, he had attended a dinner at the Pompidou Centre in honour of the japanese architect Tadao Ando. It was apparent very tired reporters.

a Native of the Gironde, he was internationally recognized as the architect of many airport projects, not only of the Roissy airport, a project that mammoth conducted between 1967 and 1974, but also around the world and in several cities of the province.

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He had carried out several prestigious projects in China, a country that was passionate about the subject, such as the Grand national theatre in Beijing. He had also led the construction of the Grande Arche, inaugurated in 1989, an innovative project for Paris, two centuries after the Revolution.

In 2004, a terminal of the Roissy airport collapsed, leading to several deaths. Very much affected, Paul Andreu stop then a time his activity.

Holder of the Grand national Prize for architecture in 1977, he was elected a member of the section of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1996.

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