This project aimed at recomposing the city entrance of Nogent-sur-Marne (Greater Paris area) on a site where a regional train station, a superstructure parking lot and a 12-story building used to be. South of the avenue, an abandonned railway road has created a scar in the urban fabric of the site and blocked the access to the iconic Pavillon Baltard concert hall.
A sizeable housing building now stands “back to back” with the exisiting building. From there, a series of volumes creates the city entrance with a brand new office building standing front and center. Between the office building and the housing building, the access to the train station has been redesigned so as to create a plaza from which a promenade leads to the Pavillon Baltard.
Along this promenade comes first a series of office buildings while further down, in the quieter part of the street, the ground levels of the housing buildings are dedicated to shops and services. The study of scales and volumetry for the office building has a been a major point of the project so as to ensure it fits perfectly in its context as well as with the surrounding town houses and the train station.
Both of the main housing buildings offer uninterrupted views on Paris and the Vallée de la Marne (the Marne Valley), even from the lowest levels thanks to the numerous openings in the facades, the balconies, loggias and winter gardens. The tenants can enjoy the presence of two to four windows in each livingroom and up to two windows in each bedroom.
Outside the buildings and along the promenade leading to the Pavillon Baltard, Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés has completed a landscape assignment for the wester sector of the Avenue de Joinville. This landscape assignment will continue towards the Pavillon Baltard during the second phase of the project.