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 islet enjoys 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 a matter of course. The cross-eyed view of 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 is the rule, offering the large format for everyone.
The structure is visible, regular but it accommodates the dwellings without interfering with their comfort, quite the contrary.
Thus, with a regular layout, a dark-coloured concrete framework, which saves its projection on the ground and extends to the top, defines the scale of the building. Its horizontal pitch simply corresponds to a flat room.
For this program, the objective achieved is 44 kwh/m²/year of primary energy consumption in order to obtain BBC 2012 certification.