Studio Vincent Eschalier : BlackPearl

Renovated in 2017, this large ship-like monolith dressed in black seems to have just docked in the district of Paris-La Défense, in Courbevoie ... Welcome to Captain Vincent Eschalier's BlackPearl!

Since its rehabilitation carried out in 2017 Studio Vincent Eschalier, this building dating from the 1970 years, located in Paris-La Defense (92) has changed dramatically. Renamed BlackPearl for the occasion, in the blink of an eye, no doubt, its triangular shape reminiscent of the stern of a boat, and its facade, now dressed with large black sails 3 x 25 meters. Yet there is no question here of damned pirates, undead or cursed treasures, but rather vast offices in open space.

In addition to having been de-sanitized and stripped of its old stapled stone cladding, the project has been redesigned from the ground up by the architect to stand out from neighboring buildings while offering maximum comfort to its users. Now with a copper-domed aluminum dome, it elegantly overlooks the business district, while the interiors have been denuded to reveal the original concrete structure. Today, it is glazed partitions that ensure the privacy of employees, whose work spaces benefit from a high ceiling height of 2,80 meters. A luxury, all the more pleasing as the offices do not suffer from their southern exposure, since the metal sails installed on the facade act as sunscreens, in addition to being particularly graphic. All that's missing is a crew of pirates so that the comparison with the eponymous ship is complete ...

Project title : BlackPearl
City, Country: Courbevoie (92)
Owner: 6e Meaning Real Estate
Mastery of work : Studio Vincent Eschalier
Area : 4 300 m2
Cost of works: NC
Calendar : 2017 delivery

Photographs: Axel Dahl

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

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et de Studio Vincent Eschalier 

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