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Paul Andreu

French architect and engineer mostly noted for his numerous airport designs.

Biographical Information

Name: Paul Andreu
Born on 10 July 1938 in , Gironde (33), Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France, Europe
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Graduates from the Ecole Polytechnique.


Graduates from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées.


In charge of the design and construction of the Charles de Gaulle Airport at Roissy, near Paris.


Graduates from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.


Architect of the Jakarta airport.


The Kansai International Airport Corporation retains his solution to construct the airport on an artificial island.


Eurotunnel: Coquelles terminal.


Airports in Teheran (Iran) and Harare (Zimbabwe)

30 November 2002

He leaves Aéroports de Paris (ADP). Instead of reitiring, he creates his own architectural office to follow the completion of his designs around the world such as the Beijing Opera and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai. His last design for ADP is the Terminal 2E at Charles de Gaulle Airport opened in June 2003.

Notes & Comments

He has worked or done studies on more than 40 airport terminals the world over.

Structures and Projects


Relevant Publications

  • Andreu, Paul J'ai fait beaucoup d'aérogares., Editions Descartes, Paris (France), ISBN 2910301923, 1998
  • Courtiau, Jean-Pierre La Grande Arche., Éditions du Demi-Cercle, Paris (France), ISBN 2907757199, 1994
  • Mission Interministérielle de Coordination des Grandes Opérations d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme Architectures capitales., Electa Moniteur, Paris (France), ISBN 2866530411, 1988
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