Medal for FRENER & REIFER
In Paris on Wednesday, June 15 FRENER & REIFER was ceremoniously presented with the silver medal, the highest award in the category "company", for the realisation of the building envelope of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in the French capital.
The award was presented to FRENER & REIFER by Paul Quintrand, the President of the Académie d'Architecture under the auspices of the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The company from Bressanone was honoured for its outstanding achievements in design-engineering, fabricating and installing the free-form facade of the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé. The building, which was designed by Pritzker prize winner Renzo Piano and contains a film archive as well as exhibition and office space, stands out due to its extraordinary, curved building envelope. The facade by FRENER & REIFER was completely parametrically designed in 3D in order to successfully realise the highly complex spherically curved dome glazing, the primary curved timber load-bearing construction, the secondary steel structure and the 7,500 aluminium louvres.