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Unformatted text preview: The Arab World Institute Arc 308:Architecture & Society Prof: Larry Speck T.A . Eileen Wright 07-19-2010 Summer2010 The Arab World Institute, known in French as Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), is located in Paris, France just down the street form Notre-Dame. Jean Nouvel and the Architecture Studio were selected as the architects to bring the Institut du Monde Arabe’s ideas to the 20 th century. Commencement of the building began in 1981 and was finished Nov. of 1988. The address is Rue de Fossses Saint-Bernard . With function and form in mind, the building houses: a library and documentation center with a capacity of over 100,000 books, a museum (5,000 sq. meters), a series of offices and meeting rooms distributed between the first and eighth floor, a conference room on the ninth floor, and also a cafeteria and terrace on the ninth floor. The Arab World Institute is located in the dense urban environment of Paris. The design for the building is broken into two sections, each catering to the cities’, architects, and...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course ARCHITECTU 45310 taught by Professor Drmovahed during the Spring '09 term at Durham College.
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