This tertiary building is located to the north of Paris' new judicial district, next to the new Palais de Justice, whose base it extends, and stands on the edge of the ring road, guaranteeing its commercial success.
Icade's ambitions were strong: to build a wooden R+7 building, drawing its energy from geothermal sources to achieve the E+C- label, which is rarely achieved for a tertiary building.
Here, the test has been transformed. A mixed wood-concrete structure is proposed. A pair of materials is present everywhere, both on the façade and in the interior spaces.
The inflection of the building, dictated by the land boundary, gives it a dynamic dialogue with the flows of the ring road.
The façade displays a checkerboard of wood, glass and metal in shades of brass, evoking the chiselling of a piece of goldsmithing.
A unique giant work, sculpted in bas-relief on the east gable in the manner of a punch, signals the facility from the road network.
The building houses a new generation of tertiary programme that is open to today's working methods. Numerous third places, from the ground floor to the top, open up to the city and its new context.
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