Odile Decq

Odile Decq

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Odile Decq was born in France in 1955. Architect and town planner, she started her activity in 1978. From 1980, she worked alongside French architect Benoit Cornette. They created a studio under the name of ODBC architectes et urbanistes, working together on international renown projects such as the Banque Populaire de l'Ouest, administrative and social centre in Rennes; social housing projects in Paris, masterplan for the industrial harbour and docks of Paris in Gennevilliers. In 1996 ODBC was responsible for the exhibition scenography for the French pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale when they were also awarded the Golden Lion, the highest honor given by the organization. The duo worked together until Cornette's death in 1998. Since then Odile Decq has been involved in a number of international projects throughout Asia and Europe including: house for the CIPEA in Nanjing, China; housing buiding, Florence, Italy; FRAC, regional fund for contemporary art in Rennes, France; and most recently the MACRO, Museum for Contemporary Art in Rome. In 2007, Odile Decq has been elected General Director of the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. Since that, she shares her time between organizing the school in developing it to an international level and new projects in Marocco, as the Sea Passengers Terminal of Tangier, in China for an Art Hotel, and Algeria to develop parts of a new town.

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