Studioninedots and Ateliers 115 complete office complex on the Seine YOU Paris

office complex on the Seine YOU

office complex on the Seine YOU
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Boursorama Banque has moved into its new Parisian head office in Boulogne-Billancourt designed by Studioninedots in collaboration with Ateliers 115.

office complex on the Seine YOU
Photo © Peter Cuypers

Studioninedots created a robust and clear building distinguished by its subtle recesses and terraces but foremost by the striking facade that interplays rhythms of bronze-coloured blades.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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The bank building is situated on a section of the old Renault factory site in Paris. The plot Lot YA sits within a dense urban fabric and points with its southern tip towards the adjacent Parc Billancourt and the river Seine.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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This resulted in a paradox: optimal views of the park were desired but, simultaneously, incoming direct sunlight should be blocked. Studioninedots approached the challenge with a clear solution: vertical aluminium blades.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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By placing them at an angle, the blades function to block sunlight during the harshest hours while retaining views. The spacing of the blades is determined by the amount of sunlight and the orientation, resulting in a large variety of facade compositions.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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As one moves around the building, the facades continuously change appearance. Placing the main entrance in the southern tip positions the bank prominently amongst the ‘front row’ on the park and also establishes an interesting vista through the inner court.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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The building is designed to stand its place among the high rises on Avenue Pierre Lefaucheux. Utilising horizontal layers, for example in the form of recesses and terraces, connects it better to the smaller scale residential buildings in the neighbourhood.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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This site comprises the last large scale development within Greater Paris and will accommodate approximately 15,000 residents and occupants. The urban plan is designed by Patrick Chavannes.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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Renowned architects including Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, KCAP, LAN and Baumschlager&Eberle have designed individual plots. Studioninedots won the invited competition in 2012 for the development of Lot YA, which was commissioned by an innovative, open-minded client.

office complex on the Seine YOU
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YOU, Lot YA is the first project completed by Studioninedots in France. On October 14, the official opening of YOU, Lot YA will be performed by Marie Cheval, managing director of Boursorama, and Nordine Hachemi, president director of Kaufman & Broad. Source by Studioninedots.

office complex on the Seine YOU
Photo © Peter Cuypers
  • Location: Rue Traversière 44, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
  • Architects: StudioninedotsAteliers 115
  • Design Team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project Team: Wouter Hermanns, Daniel Aw, Freddy Koelemeijer, Eliano Dias Felicio, Pedro Piernas
  • Engineering and project manager: Jean-Marc Saurer
  • Local Partner: Jean-Claude Martinez, Eric Brunel
  • Contractor: AGB
  • Facade consultant: Interface: Dennis Soules, Fabrice Bourgon
  • Structural and services consultant: Egis
  • Certificates: BREEAM: very good, NF BT HQE: niveau excellent, Effinergie+
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad
  • Area: 9.300 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Peter Cuypers, Courtesy of Studioninedots
office complex on the Seine YOU
Typical Floor Plan
office complex on the Seine YOU
Exploded axonometric Facade
office complex on the Seine YOU
Position Blades
office complex on the Seine YOU
Concept Diagram
office complex on the Seine YOU
Concept Diagram
office complex on the Seine YOU
Concept Diagram
office complex on the Seine YOU
Concept Diagram
office complex on the Seine YOU
Concept Diagram

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