A DPLG architect and an MBA graduate from ESSEC also Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), he worked for Jacques Kalisz and, later, for Paul Phelouzat on major hospital projects in Egypt, before becoming a partner in the Groupe Volume, an architecture and engineering firm, where he dedicated much of his time to the export market, particularly Madagascar and Algeria.
He then spent six years as a Programme Director at Klépierre. In this post he was, notably, responsible for the shopping centre projects of Val d’Europe, Seine Rive Gauche, and Mans-Jacobins.
Thierry de Dinechin co-founded DGLA with Philippe Gorce in 1996. In 1997, he set up DGLA’s African subsidiary with Lamine Diouf in Abidjan, a city in which de Dinechin spent six years. He also founded DGLA Sud in Montpellier.
He is one of the three founding partners of ZUO.


A DPLG Architect and urban Planner, Pierre-Paul Raoult studied architecture in Nancy and Miami, Florida. He graduated in Grenoble and holds a degree from The Urban Planning Institute of Paris.
In 1993, he started working for Myard Architects in Lyons, and became a partner of the new practice he launched with Jean-Paul Myard, M+R. He then started working in the Czech Republic in 1994 and in Poland in 1995, where he created an office for M+R.
In 1999, he created M+R Russia, then regarding the importance taken by projects in central Europe, he created in 2003 Blue Achitektura in Warsaw.
He created M+R Group in 2009, with Patrick Briot, Joanna Raoult and Claudia Jeria-Caceres. This firm regroups M+R Lyon, AERIA in Dijon and Blue Architektura in Poland.
He is one of the three founding partners of ZUO.


A DPLG Architect trained in stagecraft by Yves Bonnat, Philippe Gorce started his career as city architect for the town of Aïn Chock, from 1983 to 1985, in the suburbs of Casablanca, in Morocco. He developed there around fifteen projects during this two-year period. A member of Groupe Volume from 1987 to 1993, he took part to numerous projects, mainly in Madagascar and in Algeria (plants and academic buildings). He started his own practice in 1993, developing private projects in France and abroad : shops and headquarters, housing projects, conference centers, etc…
In 1996, he created DGLA with Thierry de Dinechin, and was mainly in charge of the refurbishment project of Saint-Lazare station in Paris, until the end of works in 2012.
Philippe Gorce is a founding partner of DGLA Sud and of DGLA Ivory Coast.
He is one of the three founding partners of ZUO.



Partner architect - Office director


Office director - Architect


Partner architect - Office director

Frédéric HASID

Partner architect Spain & Portugal

Lamine DIOUF

Partner architect - Office director
São Paulo

Leticia ROTH

Director of International Development
São Paulo


Partner architect - Office director

Matheus MEHLER

Partner architect - Office director


International Development Manager

Antoine TOURNE




Christophe GOBERT




Project manager



Gwenaël HAMEL


Iracema AGUIAR

Executive secretary

Marie-Hélène MAZEYRAC

Project manager


Project manager

They worked at ZUO

Sihem Abdou / Chloé Adrien / Delphine Aillaud / Fouzia Aït-Maamar / Antonia Albrizio-Victoor / Matthieu Angelozzi / Jessica Aubin / Mourad Balit / Pedro Bareira / Stéphanie Baudou / Gaëlle Bazile / Paul Bazo / Louis Behin / Louis de Brive / Claire Béghin / Julie Bonpain / Matthieu Bourillon / Aurélie Brulé / Anaïs Brunet / Eleonora Campofiorito / Aurore Casvigny / Marion Catonne / Pierre Cavillon / Tiphaine de Cazenove / Lars Chapuis / Adem Cissoko / Aimé Conigliaro / Christelle Costecalde / Goreti de Cruz / Constant Danouma / Anne Daragon / Annick Darsoulant / Marine Déceneux / Juliette Demeestere / Hugues Desouches / Rui Dos Santos / Aude Dubois / Rémi Duflos / Lou Friant / Solène Filsoufi / Cédric Fleury / Maria-Héléna Foligne / Nathalie Fournier / Emmanuel Garcias / Andréa Garnier / Maha Ghanam / François-Xavier Gilles / Aurélie Gillot / Raphaëlle Gonin-Labat / Véronique Granier / Didier Gueston / Brice Hautin / Christian Henk / Laurent Hervé / Guillaume Hervoches / Floriane Hilairet / Delphine Issert / Antony Jacquet / Mathias Janin / David Joseph / Yann Josse / Yann Khalili / Yann Huet / Fanny Landeau / Marianne Lardilleux / Hervé Laurent / Aude Le Bail / Chantal Leblanc-Moquet / Paul Lebrun / Valérie Lechêne / Valentino Lucchiari / Vanessa Maestro / Carole Mahé / Loïc Maria / Benoît Masson-Régnault / Virginie Matha / Marie-Hélène Mazeyrac / Federico Mazzoli / Mounir Melouah / Matthieu Merlen / Karthi Mick / Bérénice Morisse / Florence Mottes / Edin Mujezinovic / Gérard Nguyen / Orchidée Nguyen-Ha / Camille Paillat / Véronique de Palmas / Benjamin Peiro / Wladimir Peshaud / Axel Pierens / Sandra Pinto / Delphine Plisson / Porfirio Franco Pontès / Tsaratsiry Rakotomihanta / Patrice Ratinaud / Christian Rémy / Julien Reybet-Degas / Hervé Ribier / Alize Roche / Jean-Marie Roisin / Ahlame Saoud / Gabrielle Servius-Harmois / Julie Singer / Christian Sonnet / Hélicia Sonneville / Michel Soutarson / Julien Valoatto / Nives Voinov / Heiko Weissbach / Ivan Widmer et Samir Yahiaoui.

Some projects give us the chance to work with fellow architects, such as :

Air Architectures / Arep / Arkhitekton / Arquitectonica / Saba Architectes / Caba-Benié
Adou / Chabanne Et Partenaires / Cmla / Design International / Christian Devillers / JeanMarc
Duthilleul / Fhy / Yves Grandperret / Alain Le Masson / Antoine Perrau / Michel
Reynaud / Studio 135 …

Pyramides d’Argent 2017

«Prix de l’immobilier d’entreprise»

Mapic Awards 2014

«Most Innovative Shopping Centre»

Janus du design 2013 

"Janus du Commerce" - Lauréat

Mapic Awards 2013 

"Prix Special du Jury"

2013 ICSC European Shopping

Centre - Award Winner

Lauréat du Trophée des SIIC 2012

«Prix Ville et Avenir»

Grand Prix National de l’Ingénierie 2012

«Prix Construction et Aménagement»

Lauréat des Trophées de l'Accessibilité

"Prix spécial du Conseil National Handicap et du Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances"

Trophées du SIEC 2010 

"Meilleure création de centre 2010"

Mapic Awards 2010

"Best Shopping Centre"

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