24 200 m² of offices and retail spaces, ZAC Clichy Batignolles, Paris (17th)
The office building designed for the Batignolles quarter of Paris’ 17th arrondissement is a city-scale reflection on topography: set above the void opened by the fan of railway lines feeding the Gare Saint-Lazare, it becomes part of a geological fault-line crossing this section of the city.
Here, the Paris landscape is broken up like mountain scenery into wide open voids and depths. This urban geography, a morphological product of the anthropocene era, is the inspiration for the building’s shifting form.
Using a ribbon-like layout, it presents an open façade to the rails, street and park, a contextual response to this landscape on a grand scale. Like a Möbius strip, exterior and interior spaces wind through each other on every side of the building, offering fluidity of use and external visual continuity, from ground-level to the roof.
PrizeEiffel Award for Steel Architecture 2019, category Work Archi Design Club Award 2018, category Tertiar Nominated to the Equerre d’Argent 2018, category Activities
|Client||Emerige (promoter), BNP Paribas Cardif (investor)|
|Area||24,200 m² NIA|
|Tech. Cons.||Barbanel (HVACS), Khephren (structure), Alto Ingénierie (Hqe), Dal (costing), Ceef (façade), Hacs (kitchen design), Olm (landscaping)|
|Cost||€43 M before tax|
|Phase||Delivery october 2017|
|Project leader||Tomoko Karakawa|
|Mission||Survey, arch, oversight|
|Programme||24,200 m² of offices including 1,150 m² of retail space|
|Hqe||Hqe certification “excellent level”, Plan Climat Parisien|