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Ibis Styles & Pullman Hotels in Roissy-en-France, France by Arte Charpentier Architectes
September 21st, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: v2com
In Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle, the Roissypôle business district offers more than 230,000 m² of offices and 2,200 hotel rooms available by the end of 2014. As air traffic keeps growing and the construction of a fourth terminal was planned, Roissypôle’s development is in full swing. Winner of a March 2011 competition hosted by the Paris Airports, on a 4,102 m² space, Arte Charpentier Architectes has designed two distinct hotels for the ACCOR group: a building housing an IBIS STYLES (308 rooms) hotel on the corner of the Lisbon and New York streets and a building for the prestigious PULLMAN (305 rooms) chain implanted along the la Haye street – that has also been designed according to its angle with the New York street.
The hotel project was designed to seamlessly integrate within its nearby environment, in articulation with the “Dome” and the future nearby tramway terminal. Right in front of the train exit, the two IBIS STYLES and PULLMAN hotels share the same kind of outline and their frame are innovative. Despite its thin silhouette and irregular facade in front of the Dome, the hotel center creates a strong visual impact, making those buildings appear as doors to the city.
The gap between the hotels creates a convivial space that is partially protected by a glassing in the form of flower petals; a true catalyst for city life, a place to drink, to share moments or just go through. The street level is lively. The activities offered generate commercial activity. The two hotels’ reception areas and restaurants are glassed and enable customers to enjoy a view of the outside. The Pullman street level’s generous height opens onto public space and enables satisfying both the hotel owners and users but also the city and its passersby.
The two buildings’ facades have been treated in the same way:
– The color and materials have been picked for their brightness
As a part of the project the agency also designed the landscapes, from gardening to soil treatment and public spaces.
About the Agency
With more than 100 staff in the world, Arte Charpentier is an international architecture firm based in Paris. It maintains offices in Lyon and Shanghai. Arte Charpentier has also developed strong in-house competences in architecture, urban planning, landscape, interior design and site management with its 22 associates.
In the third trimester, 2015, in addition to these two hotels for the Accor group, the firm developed the EOLE building (67,000 m²) and the Evergreen Campus’ reception pavilion, as well as the Les Saisons mall in Meaux (70,300 m², architect of record / interior designer / landscape architect).
Recently the agency has delivered the Gendarmerie Nationale’s headquarters in Issy-les-Moulineaux, the Innovation House in Dijon, the Taiyuan opera in China as well as commerce and housing programs in Vannes, Bourges, Nantes, Villeurbanne, Asnière-sur-Seine, Béthune, etc. and tertiary buildings in the Parisian region. It has also worked on the European Spatial Agency’s headquarter project in Paris, the Véolia Environnement campus in Lyon, the LVMH R&D center in Orléans, two hotels in Tours (in progress) and a mixed-use mall and office complex in Sétif, Algeria.
In regards to urban planning, Arte Charpentier Architectes has directed the study for the planning project of the Algiers bay and participated to the Axe Seine project for the Great Paris plan. After a study mission for the urban reconfiguration of Algiers, the agency now works for the SEMABA (the urban planning society of Bagneux) as an urban planning architect coordinating the joint development zone of the Victor Hugo neighborhood, integrating a new centralization around the extension of the metro line 4 and the upcoming inauguration of the Great Paris line 15. The municipality of Bagneux has even renewed its trust in Arte Charpentier by giving it another mission concerning the project supervision of the joint development zone’s public spaces.
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