YOU, Lot YA, Paris Building

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YOU, Lot YA, Paris Building

Macro LOT AA Residential Building in France – design by STUDIONINEDOTS, architects

13 Oct 2016

YOU, Lot YA, Paris

Design: STUDIONINEDOTS, architects with Ateliers 115 Architectes, Jean-Claude Martinez, Eric Brunel

YOU, Lot YA, former Renault factory site, Paris, France

YOU, Lot YA, Paris building

This weekend in Paris is the opening of YOU, Lot YA.

Within a dense urban fabric the architects created a robust bank building, with subtle recesses and a striking facade that interplays rhythms of bronze-coloured blades; blades that block sunlight while retaining views of the Seine.

The building site is located on a section of the old Renault factory site along the Seine in Paris. Situated right at the new park with great views on the Seine.

The architects were asked to make an office building on a plot which wasn’t ideal for officespace.

The building was to be perceived as a single clear volume. A front-row building at the park which connects to it’s surroundings.

The architects divided the volume horizontally according to the plotrules and the direct urban fabric and created setbacks for terraces.

YOU, Lot YA, Paris building
photos : Peter Cuypers

The entrance is orientated on the park and connected with the public space and inner court.

The volume scales down to the size of the housing developments but still acts as a clear iconic volume.

The paradox of the site is the fact that Lot YA directly facing the park Billancourt is the sunniest part.

How to design a façade using maximum view to the park and at the same time blocks the direct radiation?

Using vertical blades we expand the view to the park Billancourt and the Seine and at the same time the direct sunlight is blocked. The facade is closing down in rhythm to the top blocking the sun.

YOU, Lot YA – Building Information

In collaboration with: Ateliers 115 Architectes, Jean-Claude Martinez, Eric Brunel
Client: Kaufman & Broad
Type: office, 9.300m2
Location: Rue Traversière 44, Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
Plot: 1.696 m2
Design completion: 2012-16
Status: Completed (competition 1st prize)
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: Jean-Marc Saurer
Contractor: AGB
Certificates: BREEAM: very good, NF BT HQE: niveau excellent, Effinergie+
Invited competition by: SAEM Val de Seine Aménagement, Kaufman & Broad
Photography: Peter Cuypers

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