Located in the new Tolbiac Chevaleret district in the north of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, between the "old thirteenth" and the Seine, the T7A2 block benefits from an attractive location.
Among the urban objects that are familiar to us in the history of cities, identifiable in their writing, the figure of the Palazzo, the Palace, appeared here as an obvious one. The cross between the Haussmann Palace and the Italian Palace contains the ingredients of a strong and generous architectural identity. From the ground to the sky, a large regular structure rules, offering a large format for all.
The structure is visible, regular, but it accommodates the dwellings without interfering with their comfort, quite the contrary.
Thus, the regular layout of a dark-coloured concrete framework, sparing its projection on the ground and extending to the top, defines the scale of the building. Its horizontal pitch corresponds simply to a flat room.
For this programme, the objective is 44 kwh/m²/year of primary energy consumption in order to obtain the BBC 2012 certification.