The French studio LAN Architecture (Local Architecture Network) was founded in 2002 by Umberto Napolitano and Benoit Jallon, whose common goal is to build close links between architecture and other disciplines in the field of art and urban development. They believe in moderation, rationality, functionality and flexibility. In addition to many modern residential buildings, they have also designed public buildings such as a town hall, courthouse, prison, and specifically, the Le Maillon theater in Strasbourg and part of the redevelopment of the famous Grand Palais exhibition pavilion in Paris. They are characterized by their openness and connection with the exterior. Thanks to their creative approach, they have quickly built up an excellent reputation and won numerous competitions at home and abroad.