Kardham Cardete Huet Architecture

THE AGENCY SPREADS ITS WINGS

The development model of the architectural and town planning agency Cardete Huet, including its observation of changes in commissioning, led to it joining the Kardham group in 2014.

This well-developed business structure is perfectly placed to respond to changes in construction which now require a comprehensive approach to projects.

Initially founded in Toulouse, the Cardete Huet agency was commissioned by Airbus to develop the huge A330/A340, A380 and A350 assembly plants, resulting in a prime example of a large scale and superior project.

Over its 40 years’ experience, Cardete Huet has aimed for constant improvement in large projects in numerous fields: aeronautics, space, industry, health, without forgetting sport, culture and residential.

Its know-how has allowed it to widen its field of activities from national to an international level – Morocco, Indian Ocean, French Guiana, Spain, Iraq, Colombia… from Toulouse, of course, but also from Marseille, and finally Paris.

THE ENERGY OF MATURITY

This maturity is demonstrated in each project. Firstly, with a permanent dialogue within the teams as well as with the contracting authority, which the Kardham Cardete Huet Architecture agency cultivates as a vital requirement. And, in a second place, in a capacity to learn from group skills: interior designers, designers, sociologist, … or through outside collaborations with colleagues and partners, as around all other disciplinary and/or cultural fields.

This communal ability to embrace challenges has encouraged the agency to widen its field of intervention as a « generalist practice ». The role of these exchanges is not pure form; they are rooted in the reality of projects.

ISO 9001 & BIM : TOOLS OF PROGRESS

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Kardham Cardete Huet Architecture brings together a solid network of 80 architects and engineers, in Toulouse, Paris and Marseille. This structure, whose efficiency is ISO 9001 certified since 2011, has worked for several years in accordance with the BIM process, which promotes an innovative collaborative system.

Whether a large-scale project, or a smaller operation, every constituent part is drawn to the last detail on 3D models.

THE SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM?
TO KNOW HOW TO IDENTIFY IT

The analysis of the first steps of the initial program, trademark of Cardete Huet, remains also essential to Kardham Cardete Huet Architecture.

Our creed is to dissect the orientations of the program, to recover the expectations of the owner, and thus to analyse the conditions of their ranking, in favour of an increased valorisation.

PRIVATE AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS, SCALES

Accessing procurement mainly by way of competitions, Kardham Cardete Huet Architecture works happily for both the private and public sectors, and tackles all kinds of programs, varying by their functional contents (large-scaled hospital projects from 300 to 700 beds, or “next generation” 38,000 seater stadiums, for the Euro 2016 football championship), their sizes (a 63,000 sqm university or a 200,000 sqm factory), and their contracting authorities.

It is important to look behind this eminently varied range of work and see how the Agency brings together a rare multiplicity of skills, how its organisation is based around a creative hub and the specific expertise of its teams, supplemented by its own engineering, thereby turning the collaboration with technical research partners’ offices into a reality.