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Be Open Commercial Building in Paris

New French Office Building Facade in Paris, France – design by Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés architecture office

13 Jun 2017

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Design: Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés architecture office

Location: Paris, France

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A metaphorical evocation of archived, dematerialized data, i.e. “cloud computing,” is the final stage, through the A11 building’s skin, which erases its limits.

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Based on a quest for a powerful identity and an effort to weave important links with the city, this new development stage of the Zac Paris Rive Gauche is designed to complete an urban repurposing initiated almost 20 years ago.

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Building next to an urban void always poses exceptional challenges. The lot on the city block A11, free of adjacent buildings, faces urban arteries which also structure it, while also offering views of the railyard landscape, a river of rails and catenaries bestowing an obvious urban poetry upon the site, in which different strata of the city intermingle.

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Thus, city block A11 has no front or back façade but forms an entity offering passersby and passengers on trains a series of continuously changing points of view.

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The building has two main levels aligned with the Avenue de France, which house two commercial spaces, and a setback main section and finally an attic section placed above and slightly overhanging main section.

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In the upper floors, the plates are organized according to a framework of 1.35 m, making it possible to create either partitioned or open plan offices. The slight overhang of the attic section is achieved by the rotation and folding of the various volumes facing the Avenue de France.

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However, the seeming complexity of the building’s geometry takes advantage of its situation which in fact has great structural simplicity and without having to cut away sections of the floors.

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Be Open Paris – Building Information

Client: VINCI IMMOBILIER
General contractor: CSB
Architect: Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés architecture office
Developer: SEMAPA
Utilities engineering office/ Environmental consulting: ALTO Ingenierie
Acoustics: AVLS
Structural engineering office: TERELL Groupe
Façades engineering office: FACADES DESIGN
Inspection firm: BATIPLUS
Landscape architect: TN+

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Photography © Sergio Grazia / Stefan Tuchila

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Location: Paris, France

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