AWP is an award-winning practice that works across many genres and scales of architecture, urban design and planning, including landscape design, pavilions, exhibitions and publications, from long-term strategic planning to detailed architectural and retrofitting work. Through commissions on behalf of cities, metropolitan administrations, governments, public institutions as well as developers and private stake-holders AWP has a sound track record of architecture, design and large scale regeneration projects both in France and internationally, mostly the result of winning competitions. Run by partners Alessandra Cianchetta, Marc Armengaud, and Matthias Armengaud. It is based in Paris and in London.

AWP is an award winning interdisciplinary office for architectural and territorial reconfiguration. It is based in Paris,  and in  London (AWP – UK) and develops projects internationally working on a wide variety of programmes : architecture, landscape design, strategic planning, urbanism ranging from major large scale public projects to temporary installations both in France and internationally. The practice was awarded the French Ministry of Culture’s Prize for Best Young Architects in 2006, and the French Ministry of Transport, Housing and Ecology’s PJU urban planning award 2010.

AWP is currently working on the strategic masterplan plan for the development of urban space in the La Défense business district, and designing an iconic 800 m long public space just below the Grande Arche de la Défense, as well as a series of follies and buildings. Other ongoing projects include the 85,000 square metre housing and mixed-use sector project in Crissier (Lausanne) on a former disused industrial site, which will transform the landscape of the city and a 125 acres master plan for an Arts district in the Unesco heritage site at Stanley Dock, Liverpool.  Other relevant projects include: the Lantern pavilion in Sandnes, Norway, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2009; the masterplanning of public spaces and mobility for the 230ha Praille-Acacias-Vernets area, Geneva; the construction of the Evry wastewater treatment plant, France; the sculpture park for the LAM – Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art of Lille Metropole, France; the redesign of the public realm for Capodichino airport in Naples, Italy (with RSH-P) and a number of international high profile competitions. Our portfolio of clients includes several European cities, metropolitan and regeneration authorities, cultural institutions and developers.

AWP also curates and designs exhibitions for major cultural institutions and regularly writes books and essays. The three partners have exhibited their work, taught and lectured at architectural venues worldwide.

Fields of Activity:
Architecture / Master Planning / Strategic Planning /Landscape Architecture /Placemaking /Design/ Urban research & Trend Forecasting

Alessandra Cianchetta

Alessandra Cianchetta is an architect and urban designer (RIBA) and a founding Partner at AWP Paris and AWP UK London Curriculum Vitae

Marc Armengaud

Marc Armengaud is a founding member and director of AWP. Marc is responsible for the research and experimental projects at the office, specifically leading curatorial works for exhibitions, publications, lectures and strategic studies. Curriculum Vitae

Matthias Armengaud

Matthias Armengaud is a founding member and director of AWP. He practices in the fields of architecture, landscape and urban planning/design with projects in French and international contexts (Scandinavia, Italy, Switzerland, China, etc). Curriculum Vitae