MAJOR REHABILITATION AND EXTENSION OF THE VILLIERS-LE-BEL TOWN HALL IN THE FRAMEWORK OF CENTRALIZING THE TOWN’S SERVICES
The aim of the project is to transform an introverted institutional building into the possibility of dialoguing with its urban fabric and its social context. Developing a unique architectural writing to offer coherence to this part of the rapidly changing town center will permit the new extension to create a plan whose objective is to clarify what already exists. The shell’s vertical ceramic strips unite the extension and the existing structures through its mineral materiality. The whole can thus be read as a negotiation element between the accumulation of the different buildings composing the current town hall.
Inserted between the two existing buildings, the new extension is embedded in a very limited footprint. A residual space is consequently transformed into a hall in which the façade’s transparency extends the plaza in front of the town hall into the building’s interior while permitting the town’s residents to serenely carried out their official business. On the west side, the volume is separated into gable roofs to evoke the houses of the original small village that became an astonishing multicultural crossroads in the 1960s.
Client: city of Villiers-le-Bel
Net surface area: 2392 m²
Project timeline: 2015 - 2021
Consultants: ID+ Ingenierie (general engineering and cost management)
HONFLEUR : STRATEGIC STUDY FOR THE REQUALIFICATION OF THE EASTERN CENTER OF THE CITY OF HONFLEUR
Client : Communauté de Communes du Pays de Honfleur–Beuzeville (CCPHB)
Surface : 21 ha
Consultants: TTK (mandataire, mobilités); Franges Paysage (landscape)
RESTRUCTURATION AND EXTENSION OF 13 HOUSING UNITS
This project aims to renew an existing heritage while preserving the integrity of the urban and architectural identity of the eastern part of the city of Sèvres. Taking place in a restricted site, it includes three interventions (rehabilitation, elevation and extension) on a 19th century heritage building. While projecting itself in the environmental stakes and strong operational constraints, our proposal aims for a perennial integration by a sober language and by the creation of a qualitative relationship of the housing with the landscaped site.
Client : Immobilière 3F
Surface : 670 m²
Calendar: 2021-2023 (study ongoing)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure); WOR (fluids, VRD); Moteec (economy); Akoustik (acoustic)
EXTENSION AND RESTRUCTURATION OF UNIVERSITY RESTAURANT LE PARC
Located at the heart of the park of the Cergy prefecture, the restructuring and extension of the university refectory is an opportunity to re-establish a link with a large-scale landscaped public space while adapting it to current programming requirements.
A kiosk in a mixed wood and steel structure is skillfully placed on the roof of the original refectory, creating an element in dialogue with the urban and landscape dimensions. Designed as a light pavilion on a topographic mineral base, the kiosk becomes an element of unification between the different parts of the refectory, allowing it to assert its presence while ensuring the architectural coherence of the whole. The openings of the existing building are designed in continuity with the kiosk envelope, creating a rhythmic ensemble in relation to the park.
Building on its intrinsic qualities, the interventions on the existing structure consist in reinforcing the relationship between the interior and the exterior, to bring more light and views to the refectory spaces, and to enhance their uses.
Through a sober and economical design, the project demonstrates how work on the existing building accompanies the repositioning of an ordinary programme, such as a "resto U", allowing it, through architecture, to reinterpret its uses and its programming.
Client : CROUS de Versailles
Area: 2 310m²
Project timeline: 2019-2021
Consultants: I+A Laboratoire des stuctures (structure); Choulet (MEP); Eco+construire (cost management); Arwytec (kitchen engineering); 2IDF (infrastructure); SLAM (acoustic)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 28 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS IN PARIS
Client : Paris Habitat OPH
Net surface area : 850 m²
Project time line: 2020-2022 (under construction)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure); Innovation Fluides (HQE et fluides); Grandfils (économiste); Adret (environnement)
Illustration: Martin Etienne
CONSTRUCTION OF JAURES PRE-SCHOOL CENTER LOCATED IN ATHIS-MONS
Through its position, the new building will complete the school complex while reworking its main entrance. Imagined as an element inserted into its river and railroad territory, the building is placed on a base that will permit the children to avoid too great exposure to the street while transforming the constraint induced by the level of the highest water into a project opportunity.
Its architectonic concrete envelope is considered an element that is both protective and one that changes the image of the different temporalities and is connected to nearby activities.
Client : Ville d'Athis-Mons
Surface area : 610 m²
Project timeline : 2018-2019
Consultants: Astuce béton (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP, HEQ); Conpas (planning)
Photograph: Schnepp Renou
CONSTRUCTION OF A RESIDENCE OF 110 UNITS FOR STUDENTS
Net surface area : 2910m²
Project timeline: 2017-2021 (under construction)
Consultants: Pouget (MEP), ES BAT (structure), Sous Les Fraises (urban agricolture), QUIOS (sustainability and acoustic)
CONSTRUCTION OF A COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Orly area, known mainly for its airport activities, is above all an inhabited district. The site seems to be a place apart, belonging both to the great landscape of the airport and to the intimacy of this fringe of the city, composed of a suburban fabric and logistics buildings. Facing the runways, the rooms are laid out in two cubic volumes of the same dimensions, which attempt to move away from the hangar typology to get closer to the domestic scale of the house. Two readings of the building are offered at distant and close views by a play of imbrications and materialities between the volumes of the rooms, which take up the typology of the gabled house, while the cubic metal envelope responds to the contiguous industrial hangars.
The building's structure, designed entirely in timber frame, houses a large convivial space that can be divided into two or three rooms, the deep beam drops of which form acoustic alcoves. The alternation of porticos and wooden beams imparts rhythm to the interior of the rooms, revealing the building's constructive system and giving it a domestic atmosphere.
The perforated corrugated cladding of the façade complex gives the whole its public and institutional dimension, allowing the village hall to reinforce its presence in this peri-urban landscape and to offer a changing and renewed image of the facility through the play of reflections and transparency.
Designed through a grammar dictated by a strong economy of means (less than 1900 €/m²), the new Orly Festival Hall remains generous in its uses and functioning, allowing the municipality to host multiple events on a site with emblematic territorial links for Orly.
Client : Ville d'Orly
Surface area : 630m²
Project timeline: 2018-2021
Consultants: LM ingénierie (structure) ; Axpacaal (MEP)
LIMAY GRAND EST : URBAN STUDY FOR THE URBAN RENEWAL OF THE HAUTES-BASSES MEUNIÈRES AND CHAMPARTS-WILSON-LA CHASSE AREAS
While focusing on existing and future local potential, Limay Grand Est projects itself into its territory and asserts itself as an equipped, sustainable suburban neighborhood with a quality of life based on the potential of its open spaces.
- The northern neighborhood will be registered as a functional pole thanks to its numerous facilities, its mastered and equipped landscapes directly connected to the rehabilitated dwellings. As for the South neighborhood, its development as a gateway to the new neighborhood remains essential.
- The territory already has the landscape potential of the green corridor, which, by enhancing and improving them, will requalify the open spaces at the scale of the residences and the great landscape.
- The urban development of Limay Grand Est will make the district radiate in its territory by registering it in an exemplary approach of sustainable development.
Client : Grand Paris Seine & Oise
Surface area : 42 ha
Project timeline : 2019
Consultants : Davide Costelli (landscape); Tetra (program); Paris Sud Aménagement (strategy and urban economy); Capterre (environment)
Pictures: Clément Guillaume
REHABILITATION AND EXTENTION OF 140 STUDENT HOUSES
Client : CROUS de Versailles
Net surface area : 4 405 m²
Project time line: 2021-2023 (under construction)
Consultants: I+A (structure); SOLab (HQE, acoustique et fluides); Eco+Construire (économiste); Samex (désamiantage)
CONSTRUCTION OF SPORT CENTER AMANDIERS IN PARIS
Client : Ville de Paris (direction de la jeunesse et des sports)
Surface area: 3280 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2021 (under construction)
Consultants : LGX (general engineering), A2C Sport (sport consultant)
EXTENSION AND RESTRUCTURATION OF FREINET LEISURE ACTIVITY CENTER LOCATED IN VERT-SAINT-DENIS
Client : Ville de Vert-Saint-Denis
Area : 920 m²
Project timeline : 2020
Consultants: Atelier masse (structure), Sunquare (MEP), Akoustik (acoustic), Ingecorp (OPC), ICPI (CSSI)
URBAN RENEWAL OF DOMAINE BEAUREGARD
En regardant et en "habitant" Beauregard, le travail d'enquête a permis de définir le site en trois territoires habités : le versant, les îlots, le sous-bois. Notre stratégie est de réinterroger le paradigme de ce "Quartier Jardin" pour considérer Beauregard comme un "Parc-Habité". Définir de nouvelles façons d'habiter et d’y vivre, intensifier les qualités intrinsèques de cette cité-jardin en optimisant le foncier et en revalorisant l'existant, tels sont les enjeux du projet qui prennent en considération l’histoire et le patrimoine du quartier.
Client : Ville de La Celle-Saint-Cloud, Elogie Siemp
Surface area : 61 ha
Project timeline: 2018-2019
Consultants: Taktyk (landscaper); Tetra (programation); Paris Sud Amenagement (strategy and cost management)
Photos: Clément Guillaume
EXTENSION AND REHABILITATION OF A STUDENT REFECTORY OF A 1970s SCHOOL COMPLEX
The restructuring and extension of the school refectory was the opportunity to expand its capacities to face the increase of the boarders, while offering a qualitative catering space in connection with the school, its courtyard and environment.
Located in an islet made up of a row of buildings - themselves comprising extensions and fenced outdoor spaces – the project involves working on thresholds, boundaries and indoor-outdoor routes as a design fertilizer. The extension leans against an imposing building with a rational architecture housing the classrooms and developing generous openings favourably facing south.
In order to underline its belonging to the school while enhancing its architecture, the volume of the extension is defined by a double wall parallel to the existing facade, which gives a new thickness to the refectory settled on the ground floor. This wall, made of self-insulating bricks lined with terracotta cladding, creates a simple, economical and high-performance envelope. The materiality of the terracotta bricks with sharp joints asserts the presence of the extension while fitting harmoniously into the residential and traditional architecture of Sartrouville. The extension is thus a punctual addition to the existing building, particularly through the green roof, directly visible from the upper floors of the school. The added volume takes advantage of wide lateral openings towards the courtyard to the east and a wooded area to the west, while framing punctual and calibrated views towards the sports ground. The refectory is elongated into the extension to take advantage of the natural light, a reorganisation that allowed the complete restructuring of the office and the integration of a self-service area.
In a context where the relationship between the refectory and the school playground appeared very weak, the extension now makes it possible to re-establish both a functional link and an asserted architectural dialectic.
Client: city of Sartrouville
Surface area: 550m²
Project timeline: 2017 -2020
Consultants: SG (structure), Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTRE
Situated within the landscape of Mauldre valley, the community center will become the convergence point among all the rural villages gravitating around the town of Beynes.
The project will stand alone in the territory, away from all urban structures. Nevertheless it is meant to create a link between the pavilion house and the scale of a road structured rural landscape.
The building is composed of three materials : the process-colored concrete base anchors the volume to the ground ; the plywood cladding panels make the transition between interior and exterior ; the corrugated steel roof panels give the structure lightness creating a boundary between the sky and the landscape.
Client : Ville de Beynes
Surface area : 400 m²
Project timeline: 2018-2022 (under construction)
Consultants: Atelier Masse (structure) ; Sunsquare (MEP); Cabinet Philippe Grandfils (cost management); Atelier Climatique (sustainability); Slam (acoustic)
RENOVATION AND EXTENSION OF A PRESCHOOL BUILT IN THE 1960s COMPRISED OF 5 CLASSROOMS, A READING ROOM AND A REST AREA
The design of the extension of the preschool of Les Alliés de Chavannes arose from the landscaped environment and its integration into the site. The three new extensions are connected to the longitudinal circulation of the existing building so that the new volumes can be perceived as separate pavilions. As for the existing building, it was reconfigured to become the school’s backbone. Distinguished by a metal treatment, the new volumes permit a clear readability between the original building and the extension. The new volumes are organized in such a way as to guarantee fluidity and a programmatic organization that harmonizes with the school’s current functioning. Their siting is logically inserted between the existing trees while creating views toward the vegetation. Set on piles and with façades that offer each space different exposures, these new extensions enable all the children to feel like they are in a tree house!
Client: city of Mantes-la-Ville
Net surface area: 810 m²
Project timeline: 2012 – 2015
Consultants: LBE ingénierie (MEP), C&E ingénierie (structure)
Awards: The Plan Award 2017 (Finalist); ArchiDesignClub Awards 2016 (1st Prize); Building of the Year Awards 2016 Archidaily (nomination)
CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING OF 5 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS IN COURBEVOIE
The architectural position was to work on the transition between the public space (the city) and the private space (the home) as an active between-the-two so that a qualitative threshold between the exterior and the interior could be built. Located in a dense context characterized by both two-story townhouses and 1960s apartment houses, the project fashions a link between the two scales by creating a simple and homogeneous volume.
To lighten the relationship of the ground to the built mass, the ground floor volume has been pushed back to the interior of the plot so that, on one hand, a buffer space was created and, on the other, exterior corridors serving the units on the upper floor could be positioned in the rear.
The building benefits from the alignment on the street on this shallow plot to transform the vertical and horizontal circulations into genuine collective spaces.
Client: OPH Courbevoie Habitat
Net surface area: 300m²
Project timeline: 2014-2017
Consultants: SG (structure); Sunsquare (MEP, sustainability)
Photograph: David Foessel
33 housing units
Yutz (57) – Fr
Socio-cultural Pavilion and public spaces
La Verrière (78) – Fr
Urban study of the Beauregard domain
La Celle Saint-Cloud (78) – Fr
Salle des fêtes
Orly (91) – Fr
Salle des fêtes
Beynes (78) – Fr
24 housing units
Courbevoie (92) – Fr
Construction of a pedagogic farm
Janville-sur-Juine (91) – Fr
Urban renewal of a square
Avellino – It