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DATA Architectes : Centre de tri

If, at first glance, Sorting Center and Porte de Pantin in Paris (19e) do not rhyme with refinement, the space realized by the agency DATA Architects tends to make us change our mind. Immaculate and luminous, the project offers a new look on - or rather "under" - the Parisian device, thanks to a textured and ethereal envelope.

Taken between two lanes, the ring road at the top and a tunnel below, the sorting center erected by DATA Architects represented, even before the beginning of its design, a big challenge studded with constraints.

It took more to frighten the builders who make this complex positioning a strength and sign a building enhancing, both for the 19e arrondissement of Paris, sometimes suffering from a bad reputation, than for the road landscape of the Porte de Pantin, whose structures did not shine until now by their originality or their delicacy.

The result is a sober, trapezoidal work of 1 400 square meters all in white, the façade of which consists of a graphic assembly of enamelled and transparent glass bricks, providing natural lighting for the storage space during the day, while camouflaging the rebus that it shelters and letting glimpse interior lighting at night.

A clean program that will certainly illuminate the long lines of traffic jams!

Project title : Sorting center
City, Country: Paris (19e)
Owner: City of Paris
Mastery of work : DATA Architects
Area : 1 400 m2
Cost of works: 1 450 000 € HT
Calendar : June delivery 2016

To learn more, visit the site of DATA Architects

The project is selected for les ArchiDesignclub Awards 2018 in the Equipment category

Photographies : Schnepp-Renou

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