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B. Architecture et Calq Architecture : Le 10 Grenelle

Rehabilitate an old building of offices 1950 years, while taking into account a strong historical legacy; this was the mission entrusted to the agency B. Architecture, at the origin of this humble project called "10 Grenelle".

With its delicate white perforated steel cladding, the 10 rue Grenelle, rehabilitated in 2017 by the B. Architecture agency, does not fail to leave an impression of lightness. However, this result was not obvious, because it is a difficult site, as much by its architectural constraints as by its past. Indeed, this high-rise building, designed by Frenchman Pierre Dufau and built in the middle of the last century, presented all "The characteristics of the time: low ceiling heights, thermal comfort problems ..." tell the builders. To these obstacles is finally added a special story, since it was here that once stood the Vel d'Hiv ...

Taking into account all its constraints, the teams of B. Architecture managed to return to the place its splendor while respecting his memory. " Existing buildings, only the main structure has been preserved, They explain. The whole is reworked, restructured. " Also, the project is completely redirected towards the Boulevard Grenelle, where is now its entrance - formerly located in the small street Nélaton. In the center of the plot, a glass reception pavilion, protected by a Corten® steel envelope, sequences the visitors' journey before they meet the two wings of the fully restructured building.

Rue Nélaton finally, the Garden of Memory replaces the simple commemorative plaque installed formerly in tribute to the victims of the raid of Vel d'Hiv. The 10 Grenelle, a sober, elegant and immaculate achievement, as if to illuminate the darkest parts of our history ...

Project title : The 10 Grenelle
City, Country: Paris (15e)
Project management : AG2R The World
Mastery of work : B. Architecture (Mandatory) and Calq Architecture (Project Management)
Area : 33 000 m2
Cost of works: 90 000 000 € HT
Calendar : Delivery July 2017

Photographs: DR

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the category Tertiary - Rehabilitation

To learn more, visit Website ArchiDesignclub, from B. Architecture and the quality of their Calq Architecture

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