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BOUCHAIN, Patrick

PORTRAIT-BOUCHAINBorn in 1945 in Paris.

Lives and works in France.


An architect of cultural spaces and art centres, such as Le Magasin in Grenoble, Le Lieu Unique in Nantes (LU) and MIAM in Sète, Patrick Bouchain has also designed performance venues including the Théâtre Zingaro in Aubervilliers, the equestrian academy in Versailles for Bartabas, the Dromesko aviary, and the Grange au Lac in Evian. He has worked with contemporary artists such as Daniel Buren for the columns of the Palais Royal, Paris, and on the rings in Nantes; and with designers such as Philippe Starck for a timber house sold by mail order.

Patrick Bouchain has staged large-scale public events such as the French Revolution bicentenary on the Champs-Elysées and the New Millennium celebrations, also in Paris. Architecture as taught and practised by Patrick Bouchain is sometimes termed HQH (Haute Qualité Humaine, high human quality).


Patrick Bouchain presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2010: Unpremeditated at the Magasin Electrique.