Considered one of the main references of French architecture, Jean Nouvel, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2008, was the architect responsible for the design of the Dome of the University of Nicosia (Cyprus), a project in which Industrias Metálicas Anro collaborated as producer of the main steel structure of the building (380 tons of steel).
He was born in 1945 in Fumel, France. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux and then went to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he graduated in 1971. He began practicing architecture in 1970, and became a founding member of the “Mars 1976” movement, whose aim was to oppose the corporatism of architects, and later founded the Union of French Architects.
One of the most recent projects of this award-winning architect is the 50-meter diameter Dome of the University of Nicosia. With a total budget of one million euros, the dome was designed in geometrically complex tubular profiles. All these parts were entirely produced and pre-assembled at Industrias Metálicas Anro’s facilities in order to minimize possible assembly problems at their destination.
Overall, the Nicosia University Dome is a highly complex project that Nouvel was able to configure in the most optimal way possible, making clear the professionalism of the famous architect. As the producer of the metal structure of the building, Industrias Metálicas Anro appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with one of the most prestigious architects of today. We look forward to future collaborations.