112 Avenue de France Paris, France
CONTEXT France Avenue project provides some key features relating to a new generation of inner city office buildings: an easily accessible central location in an attractive urban environment, an energy efficient building with modern and flexible office space combined with attractive social spaces for meeting and relaxation: The location in the Rive Gauche development area gives the building well connected central position in Paris, not only for cars and pedestrians, but more importantly its position over the major Francois Mitterand Metro and RER station gives it excellent public transport connections.
The building occupies an entire new city block, surrounded by streets on four sides, and located on the corner of the major roads: France Avenue and Rue Neuve Tolbiac. The site forms part of a larger masterplan for the redevelopment of these former railway lands into a new and modern city district. The massing of the building is broken down into four smaller blocks, linked by glazed gardens that allow diagonal views right through the block.
P2 P1: Dealing with a corner building with intense retail P2, P3: Facade treatment details. Individually adjustable motorized glass louvres P4, P5, P6: Interior views of the covered central atrium garden from where all the distribution is organized
INNOVATIVE SITE PLANNING DISTINCTIVE ARCHITECTURE STRENGTHS
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