The Porte de Montmartre neighborhood is located in the northwest part of the 18th arrondissement of Paris, bordering the town of Saint-Ouen.
It comprises one of the priority sites in the extensive Urban Renewal project undertaken by the city of Paris in its effort to increase engagement and set into motion a real process of change.
Our project met the programmatic requirements calling for a complex of 59 premises for businesses, with communal areas, a multipurpose hall, a conference room, cafeteria, and 33 parking spots underground.
Our goal is to build a sustainable structure for businesses, the whole integrating a specific quality of life, expressed through a generosity of openings, terraces, workspaces, quality landscape planning, views, multiple orientations . . .
It is a terraced structure that splits and turns at a right angle, remaining parallel to a second road.
The L-shaped building has large bay windows looking out from all sides throughout, while a large hall traverses and opens up the ground floor.
The entrance halls meet in front of the elevators, preserving an east-west transparency at all levels of the building.
The architecture of our building is directly inspired by the principle of a “daylight factory”.
This North American architectural tendency seeks to bring the maximum amount of natural light into the workspaces.
The workshop and office buildings are thus designed with open-space floors, lit internally through facades made largely of glass, and topped by terraced roofing. Source by AZC.
- Location: Paris, France
- Architect: AZC
- Architect in Charge: Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea
- Competition: Mario Russo
- Development: Alba Bui, Clément Dupuy, Gregorio Pettoni, Guillaume Piveteau, Roland Oberhofer, Stefano Lunardi
- Structural engineer: Batiserf
- MEP: Louis Choulet
- Economist: Bureau Michel Forgue
- Landscape architecture: BT Paysage
- Costruction: Léon Grosse
- Client: RIVP
- Program: Construction of a business centre
- Total: 7 300 m2
- Multi-purpose hall: 200 m2
- Shops: 100 m2
- Year: 2018
- Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Courtesy of Metropolis Communication
Article by Marco Rinaldi