Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche by SeARCH

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
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One of the challenges of the ZAC Rive Gauche project is to create a strong physical link between the south end of the 13th district of Paris and the Seine river banks.

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
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In that perspective the T10 plot has a very strategical position: it is located at the very end of this urban development zone, in direct contact with Paris’ oldest urban fabric.

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
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As important is the wish of the City of Paris to transform Paris into a city with human dimensions, where buildings can open up towards the air and the sun. A city accessible on foot and by bike and a more and more sustainable and green city.

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
Concept Scheme

Paris Habitat and ICF Habitat Novedis teamed up to create an ambitious competition for this plot with 55 family apartments, 180 student flats, 75 apartments for middle income households, SNCF offices, commercial area and an underground public parking, won by SeARCH, together with Atelier Phileas and LA Architectures.

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
Garden Scheme

One competition, 3 architects, 3 programs, 3 buildings, one project with several common elements:

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
Section

• a cut skyline with openings creating views and allowing air and light to come in
• façades expressing their function from a close range but also from a further range, giving them a very urban twist
• a green ribbon with trees for every inhabitant

Housing block in Paris ZAC Rive Gauche
Sections

Location: Paris, France
Architects: SeARCH
Collaborators: Atelier Philéas, LA Architectures
Client: Paris Habitat, ICF Habitat Novedis
Size: 5000 m2
Year: 2016 – present
Source and images: Courtesy of SeARCH

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