Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés : Riverside

At Gentilly (94), an imposing building with sculptural façades emerges from the ring road. Between green balconies and a metallic prismatic envelope, the Riverside office building, designed by the Parisian agency Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés, fits brilliantly into the urban environment of Val-de-Marne.

Alternating between faceted aluminum profile to the north and green trellises to the south, the set of 5 200 square meters spread over 8 levels denotes by its association of natural elements and contemporary reflective materials. A subtle marriage justified by its geographical location: between a road and a district both tertiary and residential, allowing a smooth transition between these two urban landscapes.

At the same time breaking and transition, the building offers two distinct faces depending on the environment to which each of its two main facades is oriented. A dichotomy reinforced by a sway between verticality and horizontality, also observable across both sides of the building. If the northern front is characterized by high-rise mirror modules, to the south, flower-decked wooden balconies and banded windows stretch out, reminding more of the appearance of a domestic complex than that of a tertiary building. These openings also allow to bathe the workspaces with a pleasant natural light while guaranteeing low energy consumption.

Chance of the calendar, Riverside is today integrated into a triptych of office buildings delivered by the agency Brenac & Gonzalez and Associates last year, including an operation in the 13e arrondissement of Paris (Be Open) and all West pier in Boulogne-Billancourt. Achievements that demonstrate the breadth of possibilities of the studio that manages to design three unique and remarkable buildings at once.

Enough to prove that wood and plants do not always rhyme with rustic and that an association with a reflective metal is nothing outrageous!

Project title : Riverside
City, Country: Gentilly (94)
Owner: Sodearif
Mastery of work : Brenac & Gonzalez and Associates
Area : 5 200 m2
Cost of works: 10 800 000 € HT
Calendar : 2016 delivery

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

To learn more, visit ArchiDesignclub the Awards site et of Brenac & Gonzalez and Associates

Photographies : Stefan Tuchila

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