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Alexandre Marcel
French architect

Alexandre Marcel

Alexandre Marcel
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Intro French architect
A.K.A. Alexandre Auguste Louis Marcel
Was Architect
From France
Field Engineering
Gender male
Birth 11 September 1860, Paris
Death 30 June 1928, Paris (aged 67 years)
Alexandre Marcel
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Alexandre Marcel (1860-1928) was a French architect, best known for his Belle Époque interpretations of "exotic" international architectural styles.
Marcel studied at the Parisian École des Beaux-Arts in the atelier of Louis-Jules André.


His work includes:

  • the Pagoda Cinema, on the Rue de Babylon, Paris, 1896
  • multiple buildings for the Paris Exposition of 1900, including the Cambodian pavilion, the Spanish pavilion, and four structures for the sea-transport company "Panorama du Tour du Monde", including a "Japanese tower"
  • structures at the Parc Oriental de Maulévrier, Paris, 1899-1913
  • reconstruction of the Japanese Tower at Laeken, outside Brussels, for King Leopold II, c. 1901
  • the new Chinese Pavilion at Laeken, for Leopold II, c. 1902
  • royal racetrack at Ostend, for Leopold II
  • grand hall of the Heliopolis Palace Hotel, Heliopolis, Cairo, 1910
  • Baron Empain Palace (Qasr Al Baron), Heliopolis, Cairo, completed 1911
  • Latin Catholic Basilica "Basilique de Notre-Dame", Heliopolis, Cairo, 1910
  • Palace for the Jagatjit Singh of Kapurthala, now Punjab, India, 1911
  • French Embassy, Shiba Park, Tokyo, 1913
  • Lafayette Escadrille Memorial, Villeneuve-l'Étang Imperial Estate, in Marnes-la-Coquette, Hauts-de-Seine, outside of Paris, 1928

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