SLA Architecture : Okko Hôtels Gare de l’Est

The young French brand Okko Hotels inaugurates its ninth establishment. Housed in a historic Paris station in the heart of the 10st In the arrondissement, this complex disrupts the codes of the traditional hotel industry, from its conceptual audacity to its interior design.

The latest achievement of the group founded by former Accor, Olivier Devys, is a social and architectural feat. On the one hand, the project is part of a desire to boost the borough. At the local level, the hotel is an economic player: it obtains its supplies from local and regional artisans. Baker Thierry Breton, florist Thierry Féret, honey producer Api Civi, to name just three. On the other hand, the realization of the building was a real challenge for SLA Architecture. The 22-ton building was placed on ninety spring-loaded modules absorbing vibrations from nearby public transport.


On the interior side, the decoration is entrusted to two agencies with a strong identity, Studiopepe and Studio Catoir. The layout of the 170 rooms of 18 m2 is designed by Elisa and Michael Catoir. The judicious choice of furniture, pastel tones and openwork wood structures make these spaces real living rooms. Designed as small “urban cocoons”, the rooms are both intimate and open to the city. The decoration of the common areas was imagined by the famous Milanese duo Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. The 420 m2 Club, the centerpiece of the hotel, features a circular module and plays with proportions. Colorful sofas, creative lighting, huge rugs, marbled tables adorn this vast space overlooking the railway tracks. Everything here invites serenity and relaxation.

Most ? A garden of 2500 m2 is installed on the roof. This public green rooftop, implanted by the Paris City Hall, is a green parenthesis accessible to all.

A new Parisian address to discover!

Project title : Okko Hotels Gare de l'Est
City, Country: Paris (75)
Owner: Okko Hotels
Mastery of work : SLA Architecture
Area : NC
Cost of works: NC
Calendar : 2019 delivery

Photographs: Jérôme Galland

To learn more, visit the OKKO HOTELS website

Léa Pagnier

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