Publication - Book signing @ Centre Pompidou Bookshop


Publication - OXO wishes you a wonderful new year


OXO wishes you a wonderful year 2024

Image :
Artwork by Antonio Crespo Foix, Construccion anular, 2020
Metal and vegetable matter - 32 x 43 x 25 cm
© Jean-Louis Losi
Courtesy Galerie Claude Bernard

Publication - 4 Future Awards 2023


Thank you to 4 Future Awards for having awarded our project Art'chipel with an honorable mention

Publication - ACDA AWARDS


A big thank you to the ADCA - Architecture & Design Collection Awards who just awarded our project Art'chipel (Marseille) with 2 prizes: "Silver Winner in the Private Residences - Architecture category" + "Platinum Winner in the Innovative Eco-Friendly Residential Design - Architecture category"

Publication - Inauguration - BEM


Here it is! We are glad to have inaugurated our project "BEM - Bâtiment d'Enseignement Mutualisé" located in Saclay. Designed in collaboration with Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné Architectes and DREAM, this building of approximately 10 000 sqm now hosts the teaching and educational spaces of 7 higher education and research establishments: École Polytechnique, IMT, AgroParisTech, ENSTA, ENSAE Paris, IOGS, Télécom Paris, Télécom SudParis.

Thanks again to Ecole Polytechnique, EPAURIF, all of our co-contractors (MOZ Paysage, Franck Boutté, Studio Briand & Berthereau, Egis, Les Eclaireurs), the companies and the people at OXO who worked on this beautiful project!

Publication - COM D'ARCHI: Manal Rachdi in Anne-Charlotte Depondt's podcast


Manal Rachdi is among the new guests of the podcast 'COM D'ARCHI'. You can listen to his captivating talk with Anne-Charlotte Depondt here (French + English version):

Publication - LE MONDE : "Le plateau de Saclay au défi de l'urbanité"


Publication - LE MONITEUR : "Enseignement Polytechnique s'offre une vitrine foisonnante"


Publication - BOOK LAUNCH: Manal Rachdi's first monograph


Here it is! Manal Rachdi's first monograph published by Skira editore! Presenting a selection of projects in a variety of style, this book highlights Manal and OXO Architectes' philosophy: an innovative architecture designed in harmony with nature.

Stay tuned for more info on an upcoming book signing. In the meantime, you can buy the monograph in your local bookshop as soon as tomorrow or on Skira's website:

Publication - BLT Design Awards 2023


Our project Art'chipel has won again! We are so proud to have received not only 1 but 3 awards @ BLT Built Design Awards 2023: Sustainable and Energy Saving category + Residential category + Honorable mention in Architecture Design.

Congrats to the entire team who worked on this beautiful project and thank you again BLT!

Publication - Grands Prix du Design 2023


We are pleased to announce that our project Art'chipel (Oxigen) has won the Platinum Price - Gold Certification @ Grand Prix du Design 2023

Publication - Conference @Realty Belgium 2023


For the latest edition of Realty Belgium, UPSI will organize a talk on September 20th, at 2PM on the subject: Cities, Innovators of our Future Way of Living 2.0

Speakers: Marion Waller, Jean-Louis Missika, Manal Rachdi, Sandra Gottcheiner, Stéphan Sonneville, Buno Wattenbergh



We are delighted to reveal we have been shortlisted for World Architecture Festival for our project Art'chipel (Marseille) in the Housing category. The Festival will take place in Singapore from the 29 November – 1 December 2023 at Marina Bay Sands. Wish us luck! 

Publication - Ô LA BELLE VIE : Spécial Montpellier


Our project "L'Arbre Blanc" was featured in the episode of Ô la belle vie focused on the city of Montpellier.
Thanks again to Grand Angle Production, France 3 Occitanie and Sophie Jovillard!

If you want to see it, look at minute 19:16:

Publication - TPBM : "Marseille : Nexity réalise un morceau de ville nature à Sainte-Anne"


Nexity and its subsidiary company Apollonia are developing Art'Chipel, an urban complex of 344 mixed housing units in the southern districts of Marseille. The whole surrounded by greenery stands out with its curved shapes and its grammar which combines inside and outside.

Read William Allaire's full article here

Publication - LE MONITEUR : "Marseille : un ensemble résidentiel noyé dans la nature, par Manal Rachdi, architecte, et Nexity"


In the south area of Marseille, Nexity and Nexity Apollonia birthed Art’Chipel, a residential building complex of 344 housings constructed by Manal Rachdi of OXO Architectes to fit delicately between the preserved trees of the site, formerly occupied by the regional headquarters of the MGEN. Two of the six buildings built in separate lots have been delivered before a final delivery scheduled for September 2024.

Read Christiane Wanaverbecq's full article here

Publication - OXO Architectes is hiring!


OXO has currently several large-scale projects under construction and is experiencing rapid growth. We are therefore looking for several people who want to join its ranks: Senior Architect, Junior Architects, Housing Architect, Landscape Architect or Engineer.

If you want to work on major projects, send us your resume and portfolio at

As an employee of OXO, you will be part of a dynamic and international work environment.

Publication - BSMART TV: "Future: how to reinvent the city?"


Manal Rachi was invited by BSMART TV this July 6th for a new Tech Talk: "Future: how to reinvent the city?"
Thanks again to BSMART for the invitation.

Discover the replay here

Publication - OXO Architectes is hiring!


OXO Architectes is hiring! Senior Architects, Junior and 3d Architects, Interns.

To apply send you resumes and Portfolios at

Publication - OXO Architectes is hiring!


L’agence travaillant sur de nouveaux projets, nous sommes à la recherche de nouveaux talents :

- Architecte Junior ayant une expérience significative d’au moins 3 à 6 ans

- Chef de projet

- Architecte spécialisé modélisation 3D

Postes à pourvoir dès maintenant – CDD 6 mois

Pour plus de renseignements ou pour postuler, écrivez à :

Publication - [ark] StoJournal: Face à Face - Manal Rachdi


"As architects and planners of the cities of tomorrow, we incorporate many of these utopias into our approach, even is society is not yet ready for these progresses."

Manal Rachdi

Publication - "The Future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design"


We are proud to see our project "City Sand" included in the beautiful book The future City: Visionary Urban Architecture and Design. Thank you again to its author, Alyn Griffiths for having chosen us to be among the "40 revolutionary projects that address crucial issues in design planning for cities of the future".

You can buy Alyn's book here:

Publication - OXO Architectes is hiring!


OXO Architectes is a studio for sustainable architecture and urban design founded by Manal Rachdi in 2004. Since then, he and his team have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation. We also value working in a studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse.

As the studio is expanding, we are looking for new talents:

- architect with significant experience of at least 3 to 6 years
- architect with significant experience of at least 6 to 8 years
- architect specialized in 3D modeling
- interns

Position to be filled from now – CDD 6 months

For more information or to apply:

Publication - LA PROVENCE : An Art'chipel of life


Aesthetic, bioclimatic, sustainable and green ... in the heart of the 8th arrondissement of Marseille, the architect Manal Rachdi is setting up an Art'chipel of life for Nexity.

Read the article online here

Publication - Architect@Work Paris 2021 - Conference


On the occasion of the 2021 edition of Architect@Work, Manal Rachdi had the chance to host one of the conferences: Generosity in Architecture!

For those who could not attend, you can find the video of the event here

Publication - TV5 MONDE PLUS : "Futurologie - Episode 4 - Urban planning"


TV5 MONDE plus, the worldwide French-speaking platfom, just launched a new web-creation already acclaimed by critics: "FUTUROLOGIE", hosted by Léa Szulewicz .

The brief is simple: We are often told it was better before... but will it be worse after? Because there are 1 000 possible futures, "FUTUROLOGIE" sorts it out for you, in order to imagine an ecological and responsible tomorrow.

For episode 4, Léa Szulewicz consulted Manal Rachdi on the major theme that is urban planning. Discover the interview here

Publication - ARQUINE: The White Tree


Publication - BSMART TV: What future for the "city of tomorrow?" What are the priorities and future assets to develop for Smart Cities?


BSMART TV invited Manal Rachdi again on this February 18th. The theme of the interview was focused on smart cities.

Find the full interview here

Publication - Home Report 2021 - Zukunfts Institut


Publication - IDEAT : A green Babel in Creteil


With L'Arbre de vie, a 140-meter-high green tower, OXO Architects will endow the city of Val-de-Marne - with a seasoned urban planning commitment since the 1970s, with a new emblem.

Publication - BSMART TV: What will the city of tomorrow look like?


Last November, Manal Rachdi was a guest of Thomas Hugues on the set of SMART FUTUR, for a conversation around the topic: "what will the city of tomorrow look like?"

Access the full interview here

Publication - SIATI CONFERENCE: "The living: New paradigm of the city of tomorrow?"


We are honoured to have received the honourable mention of the SIATI 2020 Award: "The most innovative architecture" for our project "Oxigen"!

On this occasion, Irene Barguès, Oxigen's Project manager, participated on October 20 in the conference panel on the theme "The living: New paradigm of the city of tomorrow?"

Publication - GEO HORS-SERIE: Vertical landscape towers soon in our cities!


These new buildings that are disrupting our habitat are both oxygen producers and biodiversity refuges. For many architects, they represent a solution for the future.

Publication - WORKPLACE MAGAZINE: Under the trees, the beltway


"For me, nature is a no-brainer. It's not just an element related to architecture, it's a way of designing", says Manal Rachdi.

Publication - AMAZING ARCHITECTURE : L'arbre de vie, a mixed-used tower in France designed by OXO Architectes - Manal Rachdi


The team OXO Architectes associated with B&C France are delighted to announce that their project “L’Arbre de Vie”won the call for proposals launched by Grand Paris Sud-Est Avenir on the site Ilot Jacquard in Créteil, France.

Read the article online here

Publication - REAL ESTATE FRONTIER VOL.37: The White Tree


The team fully embraced the aims of Montpellier city council's competition. Their team effort led them to build L'Arbre Blanc, this beacon tower that city hall desired. "This project was ambitious in numerous respects. Number one: it was the first time a city had imposed a level of architectural quality..."

Publication - LE FIGARO MAGAZINE MEDITERRANEE : Room for innovation


"We can no longer afford to build buildings that are wasteful in terms of energy consumption. The climate emergency forces us to have a more innovative approach, to provide solutions for tomorrow." Manal Rachdi

Publication - BAUWELT :The Towers of France - Residential skyscrapers in Lyon, Montpellier and Grenoble


"Der Arbre Blanc ist ein Luxusobjekt, das steht ausser Frage. Unter dem Titel einer,, Folie'' ist das legitim."

Publication - L'ARCA INTERNATIONAL : Short: L'Arbre Blanc


"We envisaged a climatic form of architecture that blends in perfectly with its setting: climate, typography and the near/distant landscape", so Manal Rachdi (OXO Architectes) told us.

Publication - PARIS MATCH : Montpellier montre patte blanche


"Our approach is holistic, it takes into account the environment, sunlight, urban foothold, the relationship to the base..." says Manal Rachdi.

Publication - LE FIGARO : The tower, a new art of living together


"The symbiosis between architecture and nature seems very important to me, especially at a key moment in the existence of our planet. Biodiversity is essential for its survival. And architecture, if it integrates it, can participate in this conservation plan." Manal Rachdi

Publication - LE MONDE : "L'Arbre blanc, Montpellier's ultimate folly"


L'Arbre Blanc may well be situated, on the aesthetic level, at the antipodes of the purity of architectural modernism, it nevertheless answers to its credo: "form follows function". This is its elegance.

Publication - LES ECHOS : " City would be better and more pleasant with more mixed use buildings"


"The project Mille Arbres aims to combine architecture and vegetation but also to develop buildings mixing housing, work and entertainment."

Publication - LE POINT : "The architect of the biodiversity"


Manal Rachdi : "If only trees could produce wifi, we would plant more. What a shame, they just give oxigen."

Publication - PARIS MATCH : "The vegetal lung to help Paris breathing"


Milles Arbres : "The fact that the shape naturaly follows the site and allows place on the ground is not casual."

Publication - OXO Architectes won the competition for the transformation of the 3 Moulins in Antibes


OXO Architectes, Les Ateliers Jean Nouvel and the agency Foussat Bapt are glad to announce their winning for the competition about the 3 Moulins site in Antibes with their project Econtone Antibes.

Conducted by Compagnie de Phalsbourg and Codeurs et Compagnie, the project  will design the 21st century ecological campus.

The team followed by Jean Mus - landscaper - share three goals :

- Making Ecotone Antibes the main entrance and office symbol of Sophia Antipolis, 
- Creating a new kind of 21st century campus in France, 
- Establishing Ecotone Antibes as the excellence incarnation of biomimicry in south of France.

Surrounded by vegetation Ecotone Antibes will be composed of offices, hotel and services.

To get more information on the project come and meet us at the SIMI the 5th, 6th and 7th of December in Paris at the Palais des Congrès.

Publication - Une nouvelle vie pour les Studios de la Victorine


Séance de travail ce matin en présence de Mr le Maire de Nice, Christian Estrosi et le comité d'experts de la Victorine en vue de la définition du projet architectural et urbain des mythiques studios de cinéma de la Victorine à Nice.

Publication - Europe 1 : "The city and transportation of tomorrow"


"More publics spaces and places for people"

Publication - VARIETY : "La Victorine, Provence Studios Ally to Form France’s Biggest Studio Hub"


Studios de la Victorine : "The South of France is already a popular destination for film and TV shoots due to the breadth and diversity of its landscapes, mild weather and lesser costs than Paris..."

Publication - BATIACTU - "When nature inspires architecture and innovation"


The project Arbre Blanc has been published on the website of Batiactu in an article about nature's influence on cities design.

Publication - Capital - Spectacular construction


The project Arbre Blanc is part of the top 9 spectacular constructions by the magazine Capital.

Publication - L' Express : "Welcome to the cities from the futur"


" Let's forget about museum-cities even if it is shocking "

Publication - L'ARCA : Mille Arbres Project


Mille arbres with its town and it living forest suggest a brand new green skyline for Paris

Publication - Le Parisien - OXO taking over Le Grand Paris


Mille Arbres and Ecotone published in the famous Le Parisien about the operation Grand Paris

Publication - PARIS MATCH : "Bio-insipiration all over the creation"


" It's not science but a different approach"

Publication - L' Express : "100 Inspiring French"


" The passion and the perseverance "

Publication - France 2 : "The innovation of architecture through nature inspiration"


Culturebox " [...] Nowsaday  if they copy the nature it is not only for its aesthetic but also for its capacities."

Publication - AMC : Focus


The Arbre Blanc : "Architectural craziness"

Publication - Le Moniteur : "Ecotone a natural breath inside the city"


" Ecotone works a biotope, a living landscape."

Publication - Les Echos - Greening the city


Mille Arbres :  "to replace the boudary image of the parisian ring."

Publication - Europe 1 : " What if we'd made the city more green?"


Manal Rachdi : "To create a quality lifestyle for people."

Publication - LE POINT : " In Ardennes, an educational paddy field"


Jean Moulin High School : "[...] literally grafting educational buildings to the side of mountains."

Publication - Le Monde : "Around the parisian ring, new activity centers ermerge"


"It is an absolute necessity to lind Paris to its suburb."

Publication - 01NET : Liveable tunnel near the Arctic


Détroit de Béring : "Bering Strait will surely be crucial in the futur." 

Publication - M Le Monde : " Manal Rachdi sees the city in green"


"Nature is not only an aesthetic composant but an architectural element."

Publication - ARTRAVEL : Daring and Visionary


" Vertical city will be the city of tomorrow."

Publication - LE POINT : " The crossing buildings of Paris"


Mille Arbres : "A living forest, symbol of urban density linked to surburb."

Publication - Aujourd'hui en France : "Those project wich will change the face of Paris"


"Ce Paris futuriste va vous surprendre."

Publication - Le Monde : " Twenty shades of green for the French capital"


Mille Arbres : " If we succed, the Parisians will not see the ring the same way from now."

Publication - Liberation : "Paris gives 22 cartes blanches to imagination"


Mille Arbres : "A village on the ring"