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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Voltaire Building in Paris, France by ANTONINI-DARMON Architects

 
December 11th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ANTONINI-DARMON Architects

The buildings of the cultural and community premises of Paris Diderot University fit into the undeveloped, southwest area of the Flour Market which was recently converted by Nicolas Michelin and Associates Agency. A break between the Flour Market and the new building is preserved. It respects the existing building and accentuates the slenderness of the tower.

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  • Architect: ANTONINI-DARMON Architects
  • Name of Project: Voltaire Building – cultural and community Premises of Paris Diderot University
  • Location: M3A2 – Cultural and Community Tower, Paris Diderot University, Paris, France
  • Client: SOGAM for Paris Diderot University
  • Project management: Antonini Darmon + Architects
  • Program: Cultural and community premises of Paris Diderot University
  • Area: 550 m² SHON
  • Cost: 2.5 M euros HT
  • Finished: November 2011

The two, independent buildings coexist completely. The signal-like extension stands out of its context by means of its evolving shape. It is a sensitive, delicate object, treated simply to avoid rivalry with the strong presence of the Flour Market. On the contrary it acts as a light, gravitational counterpoint. An architectural dialectic and emulation come into play much like a castle and its keep, both intrinsically inseparable.

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