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Rice Francis Ritchie (bought out by Artelia)

Name: Rice Francis Ritchie
Main Office: Paris, France – 4 rue d’Enghien, 75010
Additional Offices:
>Stuttgart, Germany – Rotenbergstraße 20, D 70190
>Shanghai, China – 406, 4F QingKe Mansion, No.138 Fen Yang Road, Xu Hui District, 200031
>Abu Dhabi, Emirates
Number of Employees[1]: 97 (?)

Engineering Specialties:
Light Structures
Large-span Structures
Structures of Objects
Building Structures
Glass Engineering
Complex Geometries
Comfort – Energy

Selected Projects:

Bioclimatique Greenhouse, Paris, France

The Louvre Pyramid, Paris, France

Japan Bridge, La Défense, Paris, France

Cube Cloud, La Défense, Paris, France

RFR(Rice Francis Ritchie) was founded in 1982 by Peter Rice, Martin Francis, and Ian Ritchie in Paris. RFR began with a project on the bioclimatic greenhouses at La Villette in Paris, working with a method to construct frameless suspended façade by using the intrinsic mechanical qualities of glass panels. Current interests of RFR include the creation of surfaces in double-curvature glass, the design of high-efficiency thermal facades, the effects of translucency in architecture, and transparent membranes used in creating self-supporting pneumatic cushions of large dimension.

Additional Projects:

Meydan City, Dubaï, United Arab Emirates

Intesa/San Paolo Tower, Turin, Italy

The Docks, Paris, France

Dosza Gyorgy UT Atrium, Budapest, Hungary

Banca Popolare di Lodi, Lodi, Italy

1 – RFR Staff
2 – RFR History

Written by Oliver Chang

January 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Posted in Engineers

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