Part of an ambitious development above the railways in the district Paris-Rive Gauche, this project is a sustainable and innovative hospitality building aiming to become a landmark for the neighborhood. In the context of repetitive volumes along the avenue, our design strategy was to create a sculptural shape as formed by natural erosion that will let the sky come down to the street. The work on the volume is defined by the modularity of the wooden structure. As particles, dispersed facade panels together with the volumetric decomposition come to blur the shape of the building. The warm materiality of the wood is combined with the soften reflection and aerial touch of the metal panels. The building will come alive with the light.
In the dense urban context of the Avenue de France, we felt the need to create a green lung for the city. Nature finds place at the core of the scheme, translated in the intimate public garden where all senses are awoken. Multiple terraces and suspended gardens at various levels will be perceived both from outside and inside of the hotel in a unique way. The depth of the façade, besides creating a comfortable intimacy for the rooms, gives place to a variety of local plants in alternation with revisited Parisian balconies.
Paris, France On going 2017-2022 Eco-Luxury Hotel including Sport Facility and Business Center (“1Hotel”), Youth Hostel (“Slo Living”), Performance Bar and Restaurant, Co-working space. Site area: 2.580 m² Total Floor Area: 12,700 m²
Credits: Design Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Project Director: Matthieu Wotling Project Manager: Miruna Constantinescu Team: Hagai Ben Naim, Nicolas Cazali, Paolo Amato Associates Architects : Marchi Architects (Slo Living Hostel): Landscape Architects: Horticulture & Jardins / Atelier Georges Developer: Compagnie de Phalsbourg & Station F Structure Engineering: Arcadis - Freyssinet - Oteis Mechanical Engineer: ITF Acoustics: Lamoureux Acoustics Project management assistance: Redman Images credits: Luxigon / Mir