DeTao Master Denis Dessus Elected President of CNOA
CNOA is directly subordinate to the French Ministry of Culture and consists of 26 local commissions and one national commission. The national commission is located at Tour Maine Montparnasse in Paris, while the local commissions can be found in 18 major districts across France. For the duration of his three-year term in office, Professor Dessus will be assisted by over 100 employees and nearly 400 architectural consultants. CNOA manages and represents the architectural industry, safeguards the rights of architects, maintains order and formulates laws and regulations concerning the industry. As the highest level of association in the industry, CNOA is also entitled to participate in the formulation of laws concerning land and architecture, thus wielding profound influence in decision-making in both France and the EU.
Professor Denis Dessus, DeTao Master of Social Ecological Architecture
Instead of simply calling Dessus an architect, “doctor” of architecture may be a more fitting term. The first reason for this is due to his upbringing as he comes from a family of doctors and once studied medicine himself; second is his creation of dozens of outstanding medical facilities and nursing homes based on his passion for medical treatment and personal knowledge. Master Dessus believes that everyone should be treated equally, whether it is the patients in a hospital or the elderly, who no longer possess the capacity for independent living. In a nursing home, they should all receive the most effective medical care available, be entitled to preserve their dignity, possess the rights and opportunities to socialise and be allowed to participate in their treatment proposals. Master Dessus’ job is to provide such possibilities with the most suitable space, function, environment and atmosphere, which makes architectural design a key part of the treatment.
The Région Rhône Alpes Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010 as designed by Master Dessus
Master Dessus delivering a speech at PPP à la barre
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