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Paul Andreu (born 10 July 1938 in Caudéran / Gironde) is a renowned French architect. He is best known for having planned numerous airports worldwide, notably Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila), Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (Jakarta), Shanghai Pudong International Airport (China) Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Cairo International Airport, Brunei International Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris - Orly Airport).

Other prestigious projects include the Grande Arche at La Défense in Paris (as associate of Johann Otto von Spreckelsen) and a new performing arts center near Beijing's Tiananmen Square which has been inaugurated on the 22 December 2007[1].

Andreu graduated in 1961 from the √Čcole Polytechnique.

He has been in charge of planning and constructing Charles de Gaulle Airport (Roissy) in Paris since 1967. On May 23, 2004, a portion of Terminal 2E's ceiling collapsed, killing four people. Terminal 2E, inaugurated in 2003, is the seventh terminal at Roissy by Andreu, and has been described as one of his boldest designs. The collapse was attributed by the ad hoc administrative enquiry commission to a variety of technical causes and the lack of margins of safety in the design. Andreu blamed the collapse on poor execution by the building companies.

On September 28, 2004, a reinforcement cage section erected to form a retaining wall on another Andreu-designed terminal, Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, collapsed while under construction, killing five construction workers.

Upcoming projects include a cultural centre and ticket office in Montreal's new Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district.[2]


  1. ^ China's national theater makes debut, International Herald Tribune, 23 december 2007.
  2. ^ "Montreal entertainment district building to go up without federal help," CBC News

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