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Citylights in France, Paris by Dominique Perrault Architecture

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Perrault Architecture 

The Pont de Sèvres Towers, renamed Citylights following a complete re-structuring, were built in 1975 by architects Badani and Roux-Dorlut. Bearing witness to the era’s architectural modernity, they stood high and dense in the midst of a barren urban territory. The re-structuring turned this sense of “isolation” into an asset, on a socio-economic as well as an urban level. The project we conducted is a renovation, re-structuring and an unveiling of the towers’ self-evident resources.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture /Adagp

Image Courtesy © Vincent Fillon / Dominique Perrault Architecture /Adagp

  • Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
  • Project: Citylights 
  • Location: France, Paris
  • Photography: André Morin, Vincent Fillon, Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

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Nursery in Buhl, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

The building marks the entrance to a small village nestling in a valley in Alsace. A 14th-century castle dominates the site from the nearby hillside. The day nursery echoes the orthonormal geometry of the fortified castle. A perimeter wall with openings like on a castle wall protects the children’s playgrounds. This spatial arrangement offers views of the rounded outlines of the Vosges mountains. The principle of the strictly rectangular plan is an arrangement of successive crowns containing the elements of the project. These layers give depth to the project overall. The heart of the building is formed by a central space which emerges at double the height and plays with natural light like a kaleidoscope. This almost cubic volume condenses a host of faces ranging in colour from pink to red. The matte and shiny colours resonate, shaping the space to make it richer and more subtle.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés, , David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas
  • Project: Nursery in Buhl
  • Location: Buhl, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda
  • Client: CC Région de Guebwiller
  • Architectes assistants: Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Diego Bastos-Romero, Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: David Romero-Uzeda
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf
  • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
  • Landscaping: Philippe Obliger
  • Construction companies: Earthworks, sewerage networks and road works (S.T.P. MADER), concrete stucture (MADER), water proofing roofing (SMAC), exterior joinery (MENUISERIE VOLLMER ET FILS), metalworks(MULLER-ROST), exterior isolation (SOMREN), scaffolding (LOC’ECHAF), interior wood work and furniture (HUNSINGER), plastering (SOMEGYPS), concrete screed (MADER), tiled floors (MULTISOLS), glued floors (HERTZOG), painting (SOMREN), green areas (PARCS ET JARDINS B.WITTERSHEIM), electricity (VINCENTZ), heating and ventilation (MAISON XAVIER FRUH), plombing and drainage (LABEAUNE), kitchen (M.E.A.)
  • Surface: 763m2
  • Schedule:
    • Competition: march 2013
    • Construction documents: from may 2013 to november 2013
    • Construction works: from february 2014 to june 2015
    • Completion: june 2015
  • Budget: 1 700 000 €
  • Software used: Vectorworks, cinema 4d, vrai, adobe cc suite

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Pacemar Headquarters in Suresnes, France by AZC architectes

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: AZC architectes

The exceptional natural setting of Suresnes – an undulating landscape, like an amphitheatre – orientates the town towards the river Seine and the Bois de Boulogne.

Pacemar SAS, holding company of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, purchased one of these modern blocks, built in 1989. The original building, some 4,300 sq m built in reinforced concrete with a column-and-beam structure, was designed over six levels: an 88-place underground car park, a ground floor, and four upper levels.

Image Courtesy © AZC architectes

Image Courtesy © AZC architectes

  • Architects: AZC – Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, Jeremias Lorch and Laurie Tiradas
  • Project: Pacemar Headquarters
  • Location: Suresnes, France
  • Client: Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
  • Partners: Batiserf, Louis Choulet, Bureau Michel Forgue, VS.A, Artelia
  • Size: 5074 m2
  • Status: Completed
  • Year: 2015

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THE ATOLL in France by Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Vincent Parreira

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source:  Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Vincent Parreira

The City of Angers has launched an ambitious economic and commercial project at the Buisson commercial zone. This zone covers 53 hectares, including more than 200,000 sqm reserved for the Atoll project.
Behind the call for tender is the company SARA (for the development of the region of Angers), which was granted concession to develop the commercial zone, to be assisted by Angers Loire Développement and the company Sites et Commerces.

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

Image Courtesy © LUC BOEGLY

  • Architects: Antonio Virga Architecte + AAVP Vincent Parreira
  • Project: THE ATOLL
  • Location: France
  • Client: Compagnie de Phalsbourg, Philippe Journo – Chairman and CEO, Pierre Vanderberken – Works director
  • Photography: LUC BOEGLY
  • Landscaping: Atelier Paul Arène
  • Land: 23 ha
  • Net surface area: 91,000 sq.m
  • Shop surface area: 71,000 sq.m
  • Investment: €145 million
  • Shopping catchment area: 800,000 inhabitants
  • Individual shops: 50
  • Parks and gardens: 60,000 sq.m
  • Car park: 2,700 spaces
  • Tender: 2008
  • Building permit: June 2009
  • Start of work: March 2010
  • Delivery: April 2012

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Canopia in Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France by SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

This mixed-use development (residential properties, offices, panoramic bar, shops, shared spaces) is to be found at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood. It includes 199 homes, 3,770 m² of office space and 500 m² of retail outlets.

Canopia, as the development is known, aims to become a focal point within the city. It is an urban landmark which, come nightfall, becomes a lighthouse or a star in the skyline of this regional city.

Residents and visitors to the city will enjoy a unique vantage point over the surrounding region.

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL

  • Architects: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
  • Project: Canopia
  • Location: plot 8.4, Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France
  • Developper: Pitch Promotion
  • Area: 17,000 m²
  • Status: 2016 competition

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Maison Stephane Hessel in Lille, France by JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Article source: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS

The competition for a new mixed-use building in Lille piqued our interest both in its unprecedented mixture of program and its prominent triangular site in the heart of the new district of Porte de Valenciennes. The brief outlined a 70-cradle nursery, a 200-bed youth hostel, and an office dedicated to social and economic innovations all collected under one unified roof; a tall order even by multifunctional building standards. Rather than simply dividing horizontally by level or vertically by mass, our solution combines efficient organization with a programmatic strategy that converts the geometric constrictions of the site into social amenities, and resolves the seemingly contradictory functions in an intertwined social spiral.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Maison Stephane Hessel
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julien Lanoo
  • Client: SAEM Euralille
  • Budget: 12.150.000 EUR
  • Size: 6.980 m2

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Rive Seine _ Macro Lot A5 (110 social dwellings) in Boulogne-Billancourt, France by Tetrarc Architects

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Ile Seguin-Rives de Seine: a major urban renewal project in the heart of Greater Paris, spread over 74 hectares on the site of the former Renault factories, including the Ile Seguin. At the heart of one of these 3 sectors, the “Trapeze”, sits Macro-lot A5, comprising a secondary school, due to be delivered in 2018 – block A – and 110 apartments along its southern edge – block B. This block comprises 110 flats for social housing on top of a 2-level underground car park.

main view, Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

main view, Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: Tetrarc Architects
  • Project: Rive Seine _ Macro Lot A5 (110 social dwellings)
  • Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • General Contractor: Nexity – Icade
  • Surface: 9 129 m²
  • Year of construction: 2015

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Shopping centre Part-Dieu in Lyon, France by MVRDV

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

Today Gérard Collomb, the Mayor of Lyon, officially announced MVRDV’s transformation of Lyon’s large Part-Dieu shopping centre, the centre piece in a major renovation which includes the surrounding district. The scheme looks to redefine the area’s public space by creating terraces and gardens that step up into the retail complex. The new complex keeps the original identity of the Part-Dieu shopping centre through the re-use and revitalisation of its iconic yet run-down façade, which will ‘evaporate’ as it reaches the new glazed extensions that open up onto the street.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Shopping centre Part-Dieu
  • Location: Lyon, France

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Public Library in Estaminet in Grenay, France by Richard+Schoeller architectes

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Richard+Schoeller architectes 

Implanted in the inner city of Grenay (Pas-de-Calais, France), the media library offers the municipality with a cultural equipment designed to answer the need of population. The project is located at a triangular crossroad between three old mining conglomerations which used to constitute the town. The immediate urban fabric is mainly composed of pavilions and it was essential to the contractor that this location become the centre of Grenay. Before conceiving the project, the cultural team visited several European libraries. Dutch facilities and their organization of light and numerical comfort particularly caught their attention. A substantial part of the building was lifted in order to offer a view on the horizon and preserve a transparency toward the south of the city. The ground floor is thus alleviated and the visitor’s curiosity aroused by both the interiors and the light which filters through vertical slots. The entrance of the library and its general configuration contains no obstacles The smooth roof allows visitors to park their bikes underneath, meet, discuss and share ideas. The acoustics provide calm and serenity and it is possible for the readers to isolate themselves in multiple spaces which merge as a cluster toward the reception.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Richard+Schoeller architectes
  • Project: Public Library in Estaminet
  • Location: Rue Jules Guesdes – Grenay (Pas de Calais), France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software used: Vectorworks, C4D + Vray
  • Client: Mayor of Grenay
  • Surface: 2500 m2
  • Cost all include: 5 M€
  • Year: 2014 -15

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#CLOUD in Paris, France by Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)

PCA Stream has just completed the restructuring and redesign of four historical buildings into one unique office building in the center of Paris. Contemporary forms of change are at the heart of Philippe Chiambaretta’s architectural design process. For this project, the firm sought to strike a difficult-to-achieve balance between internal cohesion, spatial quality, heritage preservation, and environmental performance.

Image Courtesy © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

Image Courtesy © Jean-Philippe Mesguen

  • Architects: Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte (PCA-Stream)
  • Project: #CLOUD
  • Location: Rue Du Quatre-Septembre, Rue De Richelieu, Rue De Grétry And Rue Gramont, 75002 Paris 
  • Photography: Clément Guillaume, Jean-Philippe Mesguen
  • Contractor: SFL (Société Foncière Lyonnaise)
  • Programme: major restructuring of office buildings
  • Engineers: Khephren [structure engineer] / VS-A [façades] / Elithis [fluids]
  • Net surface area: 38 000 m²
  • Calendar: completed in november 2015
  • Cost: 100 M€

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