Day 303/365 of Steel – Thomas Lavigne

Thomas Lavigne, born in Paris on 5 February 1976, is a French architect and engineer. Attracted by the architecture of bridges taught to him by his father Charles Lavigne – architect of the Normandy Bridge – he entered the Nantes School of Architecture in 1998 where he graduated in June 2002 and met his future wife: Cecilia Amor Mahia, an architect and urban planner of Spanish nationality with whom he now works.

The Nelson-Mandela Footbridge
Fig 1: The Nelson-Mandela Footbridge
Photo: GAllegre

In September 2003, he created with his father Charles Lavigne and Christophe Cheron, the company “Lavigne et Cheron Architecture et Ouvrages d’Art”.

The Nelson-Mandela Footbridge
Fig 2: The Nelson-Mandela Footbridge
Photo: GAllegre

Since 2003, his office has designed numerous road bridges, railway bridges and footbridges. Among the works completed, I would like to mention the Confluences Bridge in Angers (2010) (an arch bridge with an intermediate deck), the Jacques-Chaban Delmas Bridge in Bordeaux (2012) (a lift bridge with a main span of 110m), the Nelson-Mandela Footbridge (2013), the arch viaduct over the Mayenne River in Nogent-sur-Marne and the future pedestrian bridge in Saint-Denis (as part of the 2024 Olympics).

Thank you to Christos Saouridis for his perceptivity.

About the Author:

Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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