Office

ChartierDalix was created by Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix in 2008. In the twelve years since, the office has delivered more than twenty projects.
Seven projects are under way in 2021: two housing projects, two office buildings in Saint-Denis (93) and Bordeaux, a school complex in Lille, a 65,000 m² office campus in Saint-Ouen (93) and the new Grand Paris Express train station in La Courneuve (93).
ChartierDalix has delivered several projects recently, including an office building in structural wood in Saint-Denis (93), the transformation of the Caserne de Lourcine (former barracks) in Paris 13th arrondissement for the University of Law Paris 1, 54 private housing units in Saint-Denis (93), the restructuring of the Renault design center in Guyancourt (78), and the Tafanel warehouses, rue d’Aubervilliers in Paris 19th arrondissement.

The diversity of projects undertaken and the range of solutions brought by ChartierDalix constitute a whole that reflects the evolution of contemporary living conditions across society.
For our young team, architecture is seen as a constructed system combining the essential conditions necessary to host life and poetry.

Our website presents a selection of projects executed by ChartierDalix between 2008 and 2020. They are divided into five sections according to their state of progress:

This website presents a selection of projects executed by the ChartierDalix firm between 2008 and 2018. They are divided into four sections according to their state of progress:

DeliveredOngoingPlansCompetitionsUrban

This organization by phase of progress rather than by type of program, expresses the importance and variety of the office’s projects at the end of these first twelve years.

Office philosophy

“There is always something left to do for the one who comes. »

Designing an architectural project and thinking about the city of tomorrow means taking an interest in the society in which we live in order to follow its changes and try to anticipate them. Today, society is evolving faster than our buildings, and the previously rigid functions of different aspects of our lives are decompartmentalizing (living, working, relaxing, eating…). Offering space, pleasurable environments to live in, and quality of life, is our main objective; because, in our opinion, architecture is above all linked to the senses, to the human scale and to nature, architecture accompanies society and participates in its evolution. We are convinced that it is important to strengthen what is common and shared, as in an ecosystem where everything has its place.

Research

Our research is thoroughly intertwined with the act of construction: throughout our practice we strive to explore all the ways we can improve the built environment. These reflections take shape in our projects, each being the product of this relationship between the realms of open-thought, poetry and construction.
This careful method of analysis can at the same time produce surprising exchanges and results that impact in a particular manner our multidisciplinary  works; and define themes, or systems, that enrich the entirety of the work in progress. Our current projects is a statement of this very research we conduct at the office.

Office organization

The office currently has 86 employees. Recently, the office has integrated three additional partners (who have been working at ChartierDalix for more than 10 years). This new dynamic ensures a close follow-up of projects across all regions. The enlarged office is composed of 7 cross-disciplinary skill and support centers covering all activities at the service of the projects. The interior architecture division is in charge of interior ambiances, signage and the organization of spaces and uses. It develops an approach of “architecture by the interior,” in constant search for harmony with the building and the nature of the program. The fabrication and images department produces all 3D images and models in house and follows the design of projects as they progress. The construction department manages all the office’s construction sites. For several years now, the research department has been working on the integration of living organisms and biodiversity in architecture. A PhD student (CIFRE) is currently supervised within the office on this subject. Two support poles: administration and communication-development ensure the smooth functioning of the office. ChartierDalix has experienced progressive and regular growth since its creation, and has organized itself in order to be able to continue to welcome challenging and emblematic projects whatever their size and location.

Team

Partners
Frédéric Chartier, architecte dplg, co-founder
Pascale Dalix, architect dplg & dea urba, co-founder
Sophie Deramond, PhD, head of R&D, and partner
Mickael Hassani, project leader and partner
Mathieu Terme, project leader and partner

Project leaders
Sébastien Chevance, Nicolas Jentellet

Project managers
Gabrielle Baujet, Jehanne Bouda, Manon Dolbakian, Lucile Le Rouillé, Claire Mallet,
Roxane Monthiers, Chloé Raillard

Architects
Cecil Barnes, Ulysse Daufresne, Pierre-Louis Fohr, Camille Foing, Romuald Fontaine, Olivier Genevoix, Thomas Gesbert, Osvaldo Gounon, Alice Lee, Léo Marty, Tudor Neagu, Pierre Paillou, Marion Surribas, Sami Yakhlef, Seong Moon Yoo, Camille Genoud, Malo Chauvin, Julia Roux, Pauline Labarthe, Antoine Pete, Marine Szymczak, Léa Irion, Aude Bascou, Alexandre Henry, Matthias Drusch, Hoyeon Hwang, Walter Stefani, Iris Maas, Romane Pauchet

Building site
Mickaël Peillet, Patrick Bourgeois, Hélène Canitrot​, Guillaume Cournut​​​, Frédéric Danne​,
Francesca Laura​, Ariane Mischler, Jean Renaud

Research
Aleja Castellanos, Delphine Lewandowski

Design & Interior
Tomoko Karakawa, Sofia Retana, Lancelot Goron, Héloïse Bocher

3D
Alessandro Bellini, Claudio Canesso, Arnaud Maley, Victor Peteul, Walter Vicaire

Model
Nicolas Yaouanc, Garance Jacqmin

Quality
Angela Lee, Melaine David, Nicolas Grosperrin

Communication & External Relations
Lara Eid, Aleja Castellanos

Operational
Alexandre Borsari, Operational Director, Engineer and HEC Masters
Nicolas Maes, Bim manager

Administration
Florence Houis, Financial and Administrative Manager
Carine Rodrigues, administrative and financial director
Abibou Gaye, accounting assistant
Sabrina Lopes, HR manager
Apolline Bory, reception and agency life

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Competitions and awards

Noticed at several international competitions, ChartierDalix was awarded a number of prizes, among which the Première Œuvre du Moniteur prize in 2009, and the “40 under 40” European prize for young architects in 2012. The residence hall at the Porte des Lilas, Paris 20th, was nominated for the Equerre d’argent prize and the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2014. The office also received in 2017 the “Le Soufaché” prize, awarded by the French Academy of Architecture in recognition of its work as a whole.
Laureate in 2016 of the international Réinventer-Paris competition for the Ternes-Villiers site and in 2017 with the Nouvelle AOM (Franklin Azzi Architecture and Hardel & Le Bihan Architectes) for the project “Demain Montparnasse,” the office masters a broad range of commissions and programs, both public, such as the La Courneuve train station of the Grand Paris Express, and private, notably several projects involving commercial properties, and hotels.
In 2019, Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix have been named Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministery of Culture.
Pascale Dalix is member of the French Architecture Academy since septembre 2020.

Awards, exhibitions and conferences

– Jury Prize to the Frame Awards 2020, for the modernisation of the Lourcine barracks, Paris 13th
– Gabriel Péri housing in Saint-Denis (93), Frame Awards 2019, public prize
– Transformation of the Renault Design Centre in Guyancourt (78), German Design Award 2019
– Offices and retail spaces, ZAC Clichy-Batignolles with Brenac & Gonzalez in Paris 17th, Archi Design Club Award 2018 (category Tertiary), Trophées Eiffel 2019 (category Steel Architecture)
« Le Soufaché » Award 2017 from The French Academy of Architecture
– Moulin college in Lille (59), with AvantPropos Architects, Trophy Archizinc 2016
40 Under 40 Prize, European prize of the Young Architecture, 2012 session
– Bowling pitch structure in Meaux, Première Oeuvre Prize 2009 (Groupe Moniteur)
– Nominated to the Equerre d’Argent 2018, with Brenac & Gonzalez, for the offices and retail spaces, ZAC Clichy-Batignolles in Paris 17th, category Activities
– Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015, with Avenier Cornejo for the young workers residence and crèche in Paris 20th
– Nominated to the Equerre d’Argent 2014, with Avenier Cornejo (category housing), for the young workers residence and crèche in Paris 20th
– Nomination to the DAM Architecture Book Award 2019, for “Hosting life, Architecture as an ecosystem”, edited with Park Books

Exhibitions

– Groupe 2030, Société du Grand Paris Pavilion, Biennale of architecture and landscape, 2019, Versailles
– Contribution to the 3rd edition of the Biennale of Pisa (curated by Alfonso Femia), Pisa, 2019
– Habiter Mieux, Habiter Plus, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, september 2018
– Social Housing, Center for Architecture, New York, february 2018
– Metamorphosis of the Montparnasse Tower, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 2017
– Social Housing, Riba Practice Space, London, 2017
– Réinventer.Paris, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 2016
– Sports, Portrait d’une métropole, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 2014
– Le fabuleux destin du Nord-Est Parisien, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 2010
– KAMA SUTRA, Maison de l’Architecture, Paris, 2010
– Dehors! Paris, Maison de l’Architecture, Paris, 2007
Concours pour le nouveau Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, mars 2007
– « Competition for the new Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris», Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, 2007

Lectures

– From matter to space, Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, 2019
– Ville résiliente et régénérative, BioMim’Expo 4, Paris, 2019
– Festival Futur.e.s, Ville.s durables.s , Hosting Life, Leonard Paris, 2019
– Designing a building for several lives, #1 Building the territories of tomorrow, Paris, 2019
– Make my city great again! Or when new ways of consulting reinvent the city, ESTP conference, Paris, 2018
– KM4 line 16 returns to the track La Courneuve, Société du Grand Paris, Paris, 2018
– Green roofs, with the regional biodiversity agency in Ile-de-France, Paris, 2018
– Reinvest Paris, Forum Smart City, Paris, 2017
– Systems, Chaillot’s meetings, Paris, 2017
– The Architects of the Grand Paris Express, Paris, 2017
– From Green Buildings to Biophilic Cities: After Reinventing Paris, Paris, 2016
– Biennial of Sustainable Architecture, Barcelona, 2016
– Architecture and biodiversity, Barcelone, 2016
– Rencontres Bétons!, Maison de l’architecture, 2014

Teaching and research

– Frédéric Chartier, assistant professor of Marc Mimram, School of City and Territorial Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée (77)
– Pascale Dalix, Visiting lecturer in TPCAU, Versailles School of Architecture, 2012-2104, President of jury PFE, from 2016 to 2018
– Sophie Deramond, Doctor of Letters (2007), guest lecturer in TPCAU, Versailles School of Architecture, from 2012 to 2014
– Collaborations with the laboratories GSA (Paris Malaquais) and CESCO (MNHN)

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