MAKING A SYSTEM / Urban concept process on the La Défense district, in partnership with Groupama Immobilier

Friday July 2nd, 2021

We believe that the future of La Défense lies in its ability to accommodate collective and evolving thought, in the image of a society in search of “being together”, of meaning. Our proposal is a flexible system capable of diffusing itself, of leaving room for the unforeseen, for randomness, and of placing human interaction at the heart of the system. We imagine a method based on four levers. Opportunistic interventions that are part of a whole. They respond to a series of issues in order to make the avant-garde a motor of the imagination rather than trying to normalize utopia.

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The modernisation of the Lourcine barracks nominated to the Mies Van Der Rohe Award 2022 

Friday January 15th, 2021

We are very glad to announce that the modernisation of the Lourcine barracks was nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies Van Der Rohe award 2022. The Lourcine barracks, converted into a law faculty, is the fruit of a contemporary approach to the transformation of built heritage and new practices. 

Photo credit : Sergio Grazia


“Nous ne sommes qu’au début de l’histoire: l’inscription bénéfique d’un projet dans le temps long par la synergie entre l’architecture et l’écologie”

L’illustration de l’école de la biodiversité à Boulogne par ChartierDalix et Aurélien Huguet

Friday October 2nd, 2020

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Site chronicle: Stories and its bridge building!

Thursday June 25th, 2020

The lowest floor of bridge-building is suspended from a metal truss that spans 50 meters.

What about tomorrow? Resource building!

Wednesday May 27th, 2020

“Our food resilience has never been more crucial.”

We don’t live in the woods anymore, we don’t grow crops in the cities. The classification of the territory by functions (Agricultural, Urban, Natural) has rigidified the occupation and use of the land. For too long “monofunctional”, the resilient city is perhaps the one that will reintroduce flexibility in the planning of space, favouring diversity on very fine scales.

How can the building, the block or the neighbourhood become a resource for its inhabitants?
How can a building be more than a shelter? How can a link between the place and the resident be re-established?

You can consult our contribution “Resource Building” online on the Pavillon de l’Arsenal website here, or directly in the research section of the agency here.


Pinard Super-Equipment Competition, Saint Vincent de Paul, Paris (14th)

Tuesday May 12th, 2020

The ChartierDalix team won the competition launched by Paris & Métropole aménagement, for the rehabilitation of the Pinard building as a shared public facility (crèche, school, gymnasium and activity).

The transformation of the old maternity ward into a “super facility” for the neighborhood is an opportunity to rethink this place so that it bears witness to its history, to develop a new project that allows for a diversity of user and links to the memories of the site where Parisians were born and cared for.

We seek to encourage the collective by the versatility of the spaces and their flexibility of use on all time scales. Outside of school hours, the school library is made available to the community, the playground, the courtyard and the refectory are open to the public and almost the entire ground floor can be used to accommodate an open-air cinema or a book fair.

Team: Chartier Dalix Architect Architect, Atelier Roberta (landscape architect), EVP (structure), B52 (fluids), BMF (economy), ZEFCO (environment), LASA Paris (acoustics), Atelier d’écologie urbaine, R-USE (reuse).

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Hosting life, architecture as an ecosystem online !

Tuesday April 7th, 2020
While we’re all inside, nature outside is taking advantage of the break, a little bit of reading to ponder what happens next…
We’re putting online our book “Hosting Life”, released last September, for the entire period of the lockdown.
Might as well do some reading at home! Share your thoughts!

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Pascale Dalix et Frédéric Chartier


The modernisation of the Lourcine barracks nominated to the Frame Awards!

Friday December 13th, 2019

The modernisation of the Lourcine barracks, designed in collaboration with Epaurif, is nominated to the Frame awards 2020, in the category “Learning space of the year”.

Link to support this project

Photography by Takuji Shimmura

Conference at Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 14.11

Monday November 25th, 2019

Back to the talk of Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix
Pavillon de l’Arsenal
2019, november 14

Conference at Pavillon de l’Arsenal on november 14

Wednesday October 30th, 2019

From matter to space

Like a thread that is pulled, the project carries a story. From the detail to the pleasure of living, working, learning, teaching, we unroll a common thread: the one that will allow the building to fulfil a social function, to cross-purpose, to foster alliances. To reconsider the inhabitant’s ability to live, to give each individual the freedom to adapt the space to his or her way of life, is to restore everyone’s responsibility in their own place.

It is about creating a framework that man can transform, model, so that he can slip into an available architecture. In this process there is a relationship to time (doing and observing), experience (trying and practicing) and humility (making mistakes and repeating them). As in the garden, nothing is definitive, it is evolution that shapes the space.

Every built space has a social function. We believe in the emergence of a common that is fostered by architecture.

Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix, october 2019

Conference on November 14 at 7pm, at Pavillon de l’Arsenal.

Free admission subject to availability

Photography: Sergio Grazia

Competition 2019 – Urban project Ordener Poissonniers Paris (18th)

Monday October 14th, 2019

ICADE (Promotion) ChartierDalix (Leader architect) Encore heureux (Associate architect) DATA (Associate architect) LATZ + PARTNER (Landscaping)

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Java lot O7 received the Eiffel Award for Steel Architecture

Thursday October 10th, 2019

Our Java project located in Zac Clichy Batignolles and built in collaboration with Emerige and Brenac & Gonzalez & Associé, won the Eiffel Steel Architecture Award 2019, initiated by ConstruirAcier, in the category “Work”.

Photography: Sergio Grazia

“Hosting life, Architecture as an ecosystem” Launch on October 2 at VOLUME

Wednesday September 18th, 2019

Chartier Dalix will present their first book of applied research on October 2 at 7.30 pm at the bookstore Volume. In this publication, six projects of the agency, along with the contributions of Philippe Clergeau, Aurélien Huguet, Audrey Muratet and Marion Waller, express this collaboration through a cross-fertilization of views on a new urban vision.
Publishing house: Park Books
Graphic design: Building Paris
Photography: Takuji Shimmura

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Delivery of the Lourcine Barracks’s modernisation, University of Law Paris I

Wednesday September 11th, 2019

We have just delivered our project to restructure the Lourcine barracks, which hosts the University of Law-Paris I in the 13th district with EPAURIF.
The project aims to enhance this Parisian heritage through a detailed intervention that allows the existing spaces to be preserved as much as possible, and also to preserve the trace and history of the site.

Photography: Takuji Shimmura

Discussion “The Green City of tomorrow”, Versailles Architecture and Landscape Biennale

Wednesday June 19th, 2019

This Saturday June 22nd at 5pm, on the occasion of the Versailles Architecture and Landscape Biennale, Pascale Dalix and Sophie Deramond, from ChartierDalix, will discuss “The Green City of tomorrow”, with Jean-Christophe Nani (founding partner of TN+), and Aurélien Huguet (ecologist).

Free entry

Delivery of Social and Private Housing (185 units), Quai de l’Aisne, Pantin (93)

Friday June 7th, 2019

We are pleased to present you our last delivery project with Emerige Residential, building of 185 housing units, located in Pantin (93). The large footprint of the site lot was an invitation to open up the heart of the block to the street, creating vistas and penetrating sight-lines.

Photography: Takuji Shimmura

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“Horizon 2030” Biennial of architecture and landscape in Versailles

Wednesday April 3rd, 2019

From May 3 to July 13, 2019, the “Horizon 2030” pavilion will showcase the Grand Paris Express’s ambition and projects in terms of architecture, landscape, design, culture and urban planning. For the first time, the public will be able to discover a hundred models presenting the 68 stations of the new metro.

The Pavilion is curated by the “2030 Group” composed of Ruedi Baur (designer), Frédéric Chartier and Pascal Dalix (architects), José-Manuel Gonçalvès (artistic director), Jean-Christophe Nani (landscape architect), Arnaud Passalaqua (historian ), Pierre Alain Trévelo (architect and urban planner) and Corinne Vezzoni (architect). The construction of the Pavilion is conducted under the artistic and cultural direction of José Manuel Gonçalvès.

For the duration of the Biennale, the “Horizon 2030” pavilion will host debates with architects, conferences and urban walks. Among these appointments, the “archibio” aperitifs of the Grand Paris Express every Saturday at 17 hours, workshops for children and adults on weekdays or weekends … and many other events.

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MIPIM 2019 “Biodiversity in building construction” with Bordeaux Metropole

Monday March 11th, 2019

On Thursday, March 14 at 11:30 am, ChartierDalix will participate in a conference “Biodiversity in building construction” on the Magnetic Bordeaux stand, with Catherine Delaloy, Camille Uri, Topager, Alexandra François-Cuxac and Alain Bourdin. 

Les Simonettes’s urban competition in Champigny-sur-Marne with TVK Architects

Friday February 1st, 2019

We won, with TVK Architects, the competition launched by Altarea Cogedim and nominated by Sadev94, for the construction of a mixed operation in the northern district of Les Simonettes in Champigny-sur-Marne (94). This open and green project is organized around a strong and coherent public space. In the middle, a north-south micro-centrality runs along the slope and is located at the heart of the project. The space between existing individual housing and future collective buildings represents a triple challenge: ecological, use and mobility.

Team: Altarea Cogedim, Pitch Promotion, TVK Architectes, OLM Paysagistes, Le Grand Réservoir, CET, Altia, RR&A, ZenPark, Evengreen, Topager, Apiterra, Egreen, 2EI Veolia, Eléments Ingénierie, Etamine, Les Compagnons du Tour de France, Logirep, Groupe Renault, le Groupe SOS, Anticafé

Image credit: ZOA 3d

Gabriel Peri housing nominated to the Frame Awards 2019

Thursday December 13th, 2018

The housing project Gabriel Péri located in Saint-Denis (92), designed in collaboration with Emerige, has been selected to the final list for the Frame Awards 2019, in the category Co-living complex. You can support this project until February 18.

Link to vote

Photography: Takuji Shimmura

The Renault Design Technocentre selected to the German Design Awards 2019

Monday December 10th, 2018

We are proud to announce you that the Renault technocentre in Guyancourt, designed in collaboration with Briand & Berthereau Studio,  has been selected to the German Design Awards 2019, with the special mention “Excellent communications design”, in the category Architecture. Thanks again to Renault’s teams for their involvement throughout the project.

Photography: Takuji Shimmura 

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Nomination to The Equerre d’Argent

Monday November 12th, 2018

The Java Building designed for the Batignolles quarter of Paris’ 17th district, in collaboration with Brenac & Gonzalez and Emerige, is nominated to The Equerre d’Argent 2018, in the category Activities.

Photography: Sergio Grazia

Meeting with ChartierDalix during the Architecture Festival «La Tête dans les Étoiles »

Tuesday October 16th, 2018

For this second edition, ChartierDalix is pleased to join the architecture festival «La Tête dans les Étoiles», which will be held from October 19 to 27, at the Jeanne Hachette Center in Ivry-sur-Seine (92). Around the thematic «Architecture and Nature», the festival offers eight days of rich and varied programming, alternating talks, creative workshops, visits, urban walks, exhibitions, ephemeral installations, artistic performances, photo contest or outside workshops. This event will allow the public to rediscover the Rosalind Franklin School, and to meet Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix during a talk about the biodiversity.

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Reservation recommended, limited places.

Launch of the works of line 16 of the Grand Paris Express on 7 & 8 October 2018

Tuesday October 2nd, 2018

On the occasion of the launch of the construction of line 16 of the new metro, the public is invited to KM4, a traveling event that will punctuate the month of October for three weekends.

Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express enters the track! As construction begins for three stations – Saint-Denis Pleyel, La Courneuve Six-Routes, Le Bourget RER three weekends of popular, artistic and festive gatherings will follow one another this fall:

les 6 et 7 octobre à La Courneuve
les 13 et 14 octobre au Ville du Bourget
les 20 et 21 octobre à Ville de Saint-Denis et Ville de Saint-Ouen sur Seine

With a program specific to each of these territories, this KM4 – KM is the name given to the highlights of the construction of the Grand Paris Express – will allow the general public to explore the reality of the sites, to learn about the new metro and to discover the models of the stations in exclusivity. Artistic performances, sports demonstrations, popular ball, concerts, site meals, exhibitions, urban walks … are on display, as well as educational workshops and meetings with the architects who design the stations of line 16.

Artistic direction: José Manuel Gonçalvès (with 104 CENTQUATRE, Manifesto and Eva Albarran & Co)

Meeting with Marc Barra and Audrey Muratet from the regional agency of biodiversity (ARB)

Thursday September 27th, 2018

This week, ChartierDalix was pleased to welcome two speakers from the Regional Agency for Biodiversity, Marc Barra (ecologist) and Audrey Muratet (botanist). This meeting allowed us to discuss about a recurring theme in the elaboration of our projects, and developed in our research within the studio: the green roofs. The ARB-Idf is conducting a comprehensive study (GROOVES) on thirty roofs in Île-de-France. Especially on two of our projects, the planted roof of the Biodiversity School in Boulogne (92) and the Rosalind Franklin School in Ivry-sur-Seine (94).

Photography: Takuji Shimmura

Delivery of private housing (54 units) and retail, Gabriel Péri, Saint-Denis (93)

Thursday September 13th, 2018

We are pleased to present you our last delivery project with Emerige, building of 54 dwellings and retail front of the Carmel, in Saint-Denis. Using a play of successive retreats in the front, the majority of apartments enjoy an outside space and are disposed with double orientations.

Photography : Takuji Shimmura

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Exhibition « Habiter Plus Habiter Mieux » Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Monday April 9th, 2018

Since April 4th at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, a new exhibition dedicated to new ways of living presents two of our housing projects on going! We invite you to discover the two models exhibited for the occasion, Rue Damrémont Paris 18th with Altarea Cogedim and the Multi-layer City (Reinventing Paris) in the 17th with BNP Paribas Real Estate and Jacques Ferrier Architecture from a selection of parisian projects. 

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ChartierDalix, Architecture and Landscape at the Rentilly Cultural Park

Friday March 23rd, 2018

Frédéric Chartier and Pascale Dalix will speak on Sunday, March 25 at 4 pm at the Cultural Park of Rentilly, it will discuss the integration of biodiversity in architectural projects and it’s integration into the landscape.

Free entry
Limited places – booking recommended 01 60 35 46 72

Parc culturel de Rentilly
Espace des arts vivants
77600 Bussy Saint Martin

Java lot O7 Zac Clichy Batignolles received the ArchiDesignClub Awards 2018

Wednesday March 21st, 2018

We are very pleased to announce you our Java project located in Zac Clichy Batignolles and built in collaboration with Emerige and Atelier Brenac & Gonzalez & Associé won the ArchiDesignClub Awards 2018 in the category “Tertiary”.

“Social Housing” exhibition opening soon at the Centre for Architecture New York

Monday February 5th, 2018

February 15, 2018 – May 19, 2018

Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design.

Based on a 2017 publication of the same name, Social Housing captures some of the best and most innovative examples of not-for-profit housing at a critical juncture for the sector. Drawing together 25 European case studies by 20 practices, it looks at a range of building and dwelling typologies, emerging design approaches, and refurbishment strategies. Together, they offer a challenge to housing professionals and citizens in the US to rethink how we build and highlights the vital role of accessible, low-cost housing in the life and function of our cities.

Across Europe there is no common definition of ‘social housing;’ the projects presented include public projects led by government or city authorities, philanthropic schemes led by charities, and collective schemes led by residents. Common to them all, however, is the idea that there are alternatives to purely market-orientated housing provision. Our brave new housing future will not be born out of siding with any single ideology or ethos, but rather through a variety of means and a shared determination by those willing and able to innovate, to improve, and to raise standards.

Related talks and events:
February 17 – Symposium, 1-4pm
March 20 – Panel Discussion, 6-8pm
May 8 – Panel Discussion, 6-8pm

Exhibition curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects featuring projects and contributions by:
Adam Khan Architects (UK), Assemble (UK), Avenier & Cornejo Architectes (France), Chartier Dalix (France), Hans van der Heijden (The Netherlands), Einszueins (Austria), Hawkins\Brown (UK), Haworth Tompkins Architects (UK), Karakusevic Carson Architects (UK), Lacaton & Vassal (France), LAN architecture (France), Mae (UK), Mecanoo (The Netherlands), Mikhail Riches Architects (UK), Mole (UK), muf architecture/art (UK), Niall McLaughlin Architects (UK), s333 architecture + Urbanism (UK), Sergison Bates architects (UK and CH), TVK (France), Witherford Watson Mann (UK) and zanderroth architeckten (Germany).

Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

Laureates of the competition “Destination Mérida”, Nice

Thursday January 18th, 2018

The team led by the office Lambert Lénack and developed by Pitch Promotion, have won the consultative project Destination Mérida. The large-scale site “Destination Merida” aims to develop a programme that is at the heart of the ZAC Nice Mérida project. The operation organises around the public spaces and retail central to the new neighbourhood. The mixed programme of approximately 75% of housing, 10% of retail, 12% of hotels and 3% of offices, aim to create an attractive centre, animated and with a great urban and architectural quality.

Pitch Promotion, coordinationg developer/Eiffage Immobilier/SODES, management of retail spaces – Lambert Lénack, coordinating architect – Architectes : Sou Fujimoto, Chartier Dalix, Laisné-Roussel, Cino Zucchi, Anouk Matecki, Carta associés, et Alain Faragou paysagiste – Floor area: 71,650 m² NIA – Images: My Lucky Pixel

Video presentation of the Renault Design premises refurbishment

Thursday January 11th, 2018

Inaugurated in 1996, the Renault technocentre in Guyancourt now accommodates around 12,000 people, making it the biggest research and development centre in France. The R*Generation project will rethink the work spaces for the entire design division. Our first premise is that today’s workspace can no longer just be an “environment”, but must also be seen as a work tool in itself. Our dual focus is on the notions of active confidentiality and co-visibility, while cultivating an almost domestic atmosphere, creating opportunities for privacy and spaces suitable for recentring. Concepts of comfort, pleasure and sharing help stimulate research and creativity.

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Photography: Takuji Shimmura – Video: Kofescu – Music: Cyril Debarge

Competition for logistics program ZAC Gare Ardoines Vitry sur Seine for Sogaris

Wednesday January 10th, 2018

Winner of the competition launched by Sogaris for a major logistics program, Zac Gare Ardoines, Vitry-sur-Seine, 20,000 m² of logistics, 10,000 m² of handicraft and small industry, 4,000 m² of offices and 6,000 m² of urban agriculture.

3D : IDA+ – Team: Ingérop (tce), Franck Boutté Consultants (Hqe and thermic), Bmf (economist), CSD Faces (ssi), Batyom (logistic), Atelier d’écologie Urbaine (ecology).

5B – Paris Rive Gauche Competition

5B – Paris Rive Gauche Competition for Semapa, mixed programme with a 4-star hotel, youth hostel, start-up incubator, and a restaurant with its own rooftop garden-grown produce. At its very center, this flexible building has a large multi-purpose hall, rich with a its own varied programme : exhibitions, bric-a-brac trading, art galleries, spaces for music festivals… Our T5B project is a small neighbourhood open to the city.
Team: Nexity, Egis, Terao et Sous les fraises.

Montparnasse Tower redesign exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Friday October 6th, 2017

Discover the 7 proposals for the “Demain Montparnasse” international competition for the redesign of the Montparnasse Tower. The exhibition presents every project through models, 3D animated films, plans and architectural renderings, thus revealing the architects’ reflections and processes. Winner: Nouvelle AOM.

Invited teams: Studio Gang, Architecture Studio, Dominique Perrault Architecture, Mad Architects – Dgla, Oma (Office For Metropolitan Architecture), PLP Architecture.

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The Nouvelle AOM team winner of the Demain Montparnasse international competition

Friday September 22nd, 2017

We are particularly proud to announce that the Nouvelle AOM team won the “Demain Montparnasse” international competition for the Tour Montparnasse metamorphosis. Thank you to our partners Setec, Tess, Elioth, 8’18, Bellastock, Grahal, GVI, Lamoureux Acoustics, Maximum, Jérôme Sans, Base Design and to all those who helped us at the 44th floor of the Montparnasse Tower during those ten months of hard work. Thank you also to RSI Studio, Luxigon, ArteFactory et Ida+. Image: ©nouvelleAOM / Luxigon
Demain Montparnasse website Project videoNouvelle AOM website

ChartierDalix presents « Systèmes » (Entretiens de Chaillot)

Wednesday September 6th, 2017

We invite you to the Entretiens de Chaillot lecture «Systèmes», by Pascale Dalix and Frédéric Chartier, on Monday 18th September 2017, at 7 pm in the auditorium. 

Video of the lecture

Renault Design Center refurbishment

Wednesday August 30th, 2017

We are proud to present the new photographs of our recently delivered refurbishment project for the Renault design center!

Photography: Takuji Shimmura

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Nouvelle AOM selected for the third stage of the international architectural competition Demain Montparnasse

Friday June 30th, 2017

Following the launch of the international competition in June 2016, seven architecture practices were invited to participate in the second stage, which ran from October 2016 to the end of May 2017. Working in cross-disciplinary teams, each practice was required to submit a proposal that not only creates a powerful, dynamic and bold new identity for the Tour Montparnasse but also addresses all the challenges involved in terms of user accessibility, comfort and energy performance. After numerous discussions and meetings, Studio Gang and nouvelle AOM have been selected to go through to the final stage. The winning project will be announced in the second fortnight of September 2017. Work is due to begin in 2019, with project delivery scheduled for 2023.