Archeology of the Future
Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture is a critically acclaimed, international firm of architects, designers, and researchers based in Paris. The firm was established by French Lebanese architect Lina Ghotmeh. Lina Ghotmeh is one of the industry’s leading international practitioners, having completed several award-winning projects, including the Estonian National Museum, winner of the AFEX Grand Prix 2016, and nominee of the Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2017.
Her innovative and poetic work reveals a transversal and multi-disciplinary approach to architecture.
Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture is committed to a fair and sustainable future. The practice takes an in-depth, historical, and materially sensitive approach to its projects. Each of the firm’s designs is developed through a process of thorough historical research. They emerge as exquisite interventions that enliven memories and the senses. This is an “Archeology of the Future”, where every new gesture is drawn from the traces of the past.
Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture designs ecologically and sustainably: the studio's projects derive their aesthetics from their close relationship with nature and express the essence of the materials from which they are fashioned. Widely published, the firm’s projects range in scale (from objects to museums) and geography (from France to Japan). They include “Réalimenter Masséna”, a sustainable wooden tower in Paris, winner of the city’s appeal for innovative projects; “Stone Garden”, winner of the 2021 Dezeen Architecture Award, a residential tower in Beirut that houses the Mina Image Centre for Middle Eastern Studies; “Hermès workshops”, a passive, low-carbon building in Normandy; and the beautiful renovation of “Les Grands Verres”, former restaurant (2017-2020) of the Palais de Tokyo Contemporary Arts Museum, best Interior Fooding Award in 2018.
Honored with numerous Awards, Lina Ghotmeh — Architecture’s work has been exhibited among venues at the 17th Biennale of Architecture in Venice, at the MAXXI in Rome, the Building Centre V&A in London, and the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen.
Lina Ghotmeh herself was selected by the European Architects Review as one of 10 “Visionary Architects for a New Decade”. She has won awards including the AJAP Prize of the French Ministry of Culture in 2008, the Dejean Prize of the French Academy of Architecture in 2016, the Cardin Award of the French Fine Arts Academy in 2019, the Tamayouz “Woman of Outstanding Achievement” Award in 2020, the prestigious Schelling Foundation Architecture Prize in 2021.