Samaritaine Cheval Blanc: Paris Hotel

Hotel Cheval Blanc Paris, La Samaritaine, Parisian Department Store, French Building

Samaritaine Cheval Blanc : Paris Hotel

Parisian Accommodation on the rue de Rivoli, France – design by Edouard François, architect

15 Jan 2013

Samaritaine Cheval Blanc

Location: 77 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

Design: Edouard François

Hotel at Famous Parisian Department Store

English text (scroll down for French):

The exceptional site for this confidential project is a historic department store designed by Henri Sauvage that overlooks the Seine river and the Pont Neuf. The Samaritaine is a landmark that embodies a Parisian tradition.

La Samaritaine Cheval Blanc Flagship La Samaritaine Cheval Blanc Flagship Paris La Samaritaine Cheval Blanc Paris
photographs © Edouard François

Our client, the LVMH group, challenged us with welcoming the building into the 21st century by converting it into the flagship of its hotel Cheval Blanc. The project sits in front of a series of Samaritaine buildings that are renovated and designed by Japanese architects SANAA, dedicated to shops, offices, and housing. To restore this iconic building and adapt it to the standards of a demanding clientele, the existing bay-windows will frame winter gardens with views over the Seine river. They conceal the hotel rooms behind screens of greenery, creating a new green facade. The imposing figure of the street level canopy will be reinterpreted. The interior layout and its systems are also uniquely inventive.

For the most important floor, that of the restaurant and its large public terrace, we have developed a new back façade. First sculpted as a continuation of the main facade, it will then fade into an unfinished drawing. In the interstices of the rock mass, trees will be found as well as various plants and mineral surfaces, merging as with the passing of time.

Samaritaine
Cheval Blanc Flagship
2014
Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, FRANCE

PROGRAM: Restoration and transformation of the Samaritaine for the Cheval Blanc Flagship.
CLIENT: LVMH
TEAM: CIEC Engeneering, Terrell
AREA: n.a
BUDGET: n.a
DELIVERY: 2014
ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL: LEED BREEAM

French text:

Magasin La Samaritaine Cheval Blanc Paris

La Samaritaine Cheval Blanc Flagship La Samaritaine Cheval Blanc Flagship Paris
photographs © Edouard François

Un bâtiment historique signé de l’architecte Henri Sauvage et une situation exceptionnelle en balcon sur la Seine. La Samaritaine incarne une tradition parisienne.

Notre client, le groupe LVMH, souhaite aujourd’hui loger le vaisseau amiral de ses hôtels Cheval Blanc dans le bâtiment dit « Sauvage » et en faire de plus la figure de proue de l’ensemble des bâtiments Jourdain et Rivoli dessinés par Sanaa et dédiés aux commerces, bureaux, logements sociaux, crèche. Ce projet fait entrer la Samaritaine de plain-pied dans le 21e siècle.

Pour restaurer ce bâtiment iconique et l’adapter aux standards d’une clientèle exigeante, les bow-windows existants aux huisseries subtiles deviendront des jardins d’hiver sur Seine. Ils dissimuleront les chambres derrière des écrans de verdure et créeront une nouvelle façade végétale parisienne sur la Seine. La figure imposée de la marquise sera réinterprétée. Des systèmes de distribution intérieure seront spécialement inventés.

Pour l’étage de référence, celui du restaurant et de sa vaste terrasse accessibles au public, une nouvelle façade arrière sera développée. D’abord sculptée comme un retournement de la façade principale, elle ne sera ensuite qu’esquissée pour finir dans un dessin inachevé. Dans les interstices de la roche, les arbres poussent, le minéral et le végétal fusionnent au rythme du temps.

Samaritaine
Cheval Blanc LVMH
2014
Quai du Louvre, 75001 Paris, FRANCE
PROGRAMME: Réhabilitation du bâtiment Sauvage de la Samaritaine réalisé en 1928. Réhabilitation en palace Cheval Blanc.
CLIENT: LVMH
EQUIPE: Maison Edouard François, CIEC Engeneering, Terrell
SURFACE: n.c
BUDGET: n.c

LIVRAISON: 2014
LABEL: LEED BREEAM

La Samaritaine Hotel Paris images / information received 150113

27 Feb 2012

Magasin La Samaritaine Paris

Location: 77 rue de Rivoli, Paris, France

Design: SANAA

After years of neglect and disuse La Samaritaine is to get a new face

Article by Colin Eaton for e-architect

La Samaritaine Paris
photograph © Colin Eaton
Magasin La Samaritaine
Amongst the several current trends in architecture, one of which being the blob, or abstracted shape – aided and abeited by sophisticated computer aided design (CAD) programs is a trend to ‘wrap’ buildings.

Magasin La Samaritaine Paris images / information from Agence Search

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