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  Parc des Princes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The current Parc des Princes, designed by architect Roger Taillibert, was opened in June 1972 and is a true football/rugby stadium with no track around the pitch.
Taillibert's all-seater design has proven in retrospect to be well ahead of its time, requiring only cosmetic improvements to meet vastly increased comfort and safety regulations through the 1990s and early 2000s.
Having acquired PSG on April 10, 2006, the international real estate investment firm Colony Capital has announced a plan to upgrade the Parc des Princes, including the building of luxury amenities and a capacity expansion to 54,000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Parc_des_Princes   (398 words)

 Stade Olympique - BR Bullpen
The stadium had been purpose-built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, based on a futuristic design by French architect Roger Taillibert (born in 1926), whose only other project at the time, aside from designing a couple of competition swimming pools, was supervising the modernisation of the Parc-des-Princes, Paris' football stadium.
The RIO decided that Taillibert's design was unworkable and chose to leave the roof in place with no further attempt to operate it as a retractable structure.
The final nail was driven in on June 27, 1991, when strong winds created a huge gash in the kevlar, and the roof had to be removed for the remainder of the season.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Stade_Olympique   (1607 words)

 Artur Takac
Questions, questions, questions: every conceivable detail was combed through with Taillibert's staff making notes, producing papers and rough drawings; it was incredible, and as the hours ticked away I realised that this Frenchman of whom I had little knowledge was an architect with courageous vision.
With Drapeau as the political leader of the operation and Roger Rousseau, a diplomat and once a leading figure in Canada's international trade administration, as president of the Organising Committee, the upper echelon of the structure appeared to have stability.
Not -surprisingly, the view of Taillibert and his architects who were partly operating from Paris was that the stadium could and should be completed in time - with the caveat that the trade unions be brought into line; their guerrilla action had to be stopped.
www.montrealolympics.com /takac.php   (7220 words)

 Taillibert speaks - The Summer of '76: Montreal's Olympic Games - CBC Archives
He derides Drapeau for demanding a grand "pyramid builder" like Taillibert, instead of hiring another architect who would do a simpler, less expensive job.
"Taillibert is the kind of architect who built the cathedrals of ancient times," said Drapeau.
Taillibert was also responsible for the designs of the Olympic velodrome (cycling venue) and swimming pools.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-41-1316-7812/sports/montreal_olympic_games/clip4   (718 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Merron: The Disastrous 'Big Owe'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1973, Taillibert, the "Michelangelo of Concrete," described the roof this way: "A strong synthetic fabric attached to cables suspended from the tower will cover the central opening, folding and unfolding easily and quickly." A more pithy description, by MacLean's magazine, said the roof lifted off "like a handkerchief pulled up by a string."
Taillibert, who now designs stadiums around the world (though, notably, not in North America), was happy to oblige.
What the good baseball fans of Montreal got instead was a recurring nightmare that began when construction workers went on strike before the stadium opened for the 1976 Olympics.
espn.go.com /mlb/s/2003/0422/1542254.html   (909 words)

 Structurae [en]: Roger Taillibert (1926-)
At the end of May 2004, Structurae was admonished by the Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst (VG Bild-Kunst), a German organization representing visual artists' copyrights, for the unlicensed use of slightly over 60 images and requested payment of usage fees.
The architects Paul Andreu and Roger Taillibert as well as the Fondation Le Corbusier (representing the deceased architects Le Corbusier and Pierre André Jeanneret) as the copyright owners of their own works also own the copyright on photographs of their work.
Their data will not be deleted from it, but the architects Paul Andreu, Architecture Studio, Le Corbusier, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, Roger Taillibert, etc. and all their works will no longer by displayed on Structurae.
en.structurae.de /persons/data/index.cfm?id=d000295   (486 words)

 BallparkTour - Former ballparks of Montreal
Charlie Lea tosses a no-hitter against the Giants; the 4-0 Expos' victory remains the only no-hitter for the home team in Olympic Stadium history.
The fifth and deciding game of the National League Championship Series comes to be known as "Blue Monday" when the Dodgers' Rick Monday hits a ninth-inning home run off the Expos' Steve Rogers.
Steve Rogers, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson and Tim Raines are all in the starting lineup, and Al Oliver and Jim Fanning are also in uniform to represent the Expos.
www.ballparktour.com /Former_Montreal.html   (1863 words)

 Rain Bird - Landscape Irrigation: Site Reports: UAE Armed Forces Officer's Club
The Officer’s Club was designed by Roger Taillibert, a renowned French architect who designed the Montreal Olympics complex.
At the club, only 15 hectares (37 acres) of the landscaping, or 20 percent, is complete, yet already an enormous amount of greenery creates an appealing contrast: about 800 ornamental trees, 7,000 shrubs, 350 palm trees, 22,000 ground cover plants, 9,000 hedge plants and 30,000 square meters (35,880 square yards) of turf.
Tailliburt’s architectural and engineering firm, Taillibert Gulf Environment, conceived soft and hard landscaping to blend the building’s broad contours with its surroundings.
www.rainbird.com /landscape/site_reports/uae.htm   (1087 words)

 Page Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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www.lestudio1.com /MagazineEnglish14.html   (781 words)

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 Middle East Online
Football legends Pele and Maradona were headlining the guest list for the official unveiling here on Thursday of the world's biggest covered sports dome.
The ASPIRE Academy of Sports Excellence venue is the work of French architect Roger Taillibert and funded by the oil and natural gas revenues which have turned this tiny Gulf state into one of the richest countries in the world.
It is a staggering 290,000 square-metre structure which houses under its giant roof a full-sized artificial grass football field and a five-a-side version, a 200m athletics track, an Olympic-size swimming pool and diving pool, a gymnastics hall, a sports games hall, 13 table-tennis courts, 3 contact sports mats, 8 fencing strips and 2 squash courts.
www.middle-east-online.com /english?id=15040   (430 words)

 Angels & Insects, Aug. 19, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
That's the best thing about bulls: they defy all authority.
French architect Roger Taillibert, designer of white elephants Taillibert, the architect of the crumbling, decrepit, billion-dollar modern ruin known as Olympic Stadium, flew in from Paris for Jean Drapeau's funeral.
Taillibert has always blamed the Big O's problems on the engineers, but he also designed a stadium in France (a Big O prototype, in fact) whose roof also caved in.
www.montrealmirror.com /ARCHIVES/1999/081999/ai.html   (213 words)

 UrbanPlanet.org > Nautilus Island
Jan 13 2006, 08:31 PM a NEW project designed by Roger taillibert total accommodation of artificial islands : hotels, marina, residential areas, etc...
a NEW project designed by Roger taillibert total accommodation of artificial islands : hotels, marina, residential areas, etc...
Running a design agency focusing on Corporate identity and branding for clients here in doah.
www.urbanplanet.org /forums/lofiversion/index.php/t20336.html   (299 words)

 MontrĂ©al - Olympic Park Photo Gallery
Built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium is the Olympic Park’s centrepiece and is a bold design of the French architect Roger Taillibert.
Topped by the tallest inclined tower in the world, the Olympic Stadium quickly became a choice location for major sporting events, rock concerts and mass gatherings.
Wallpaper of Canadian bank notes provided by : The Bank of Canada
www.globalphotos.org /montreal-olympic.htm   (93 words)

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