WINNER OF THE MIPIM AWARDS 2012 - best residential development
The operation of this building for residential use (by all ages) adheres to the logic of a stacking of trays. Business space and the entrance to the retirement home are found on the ground floor, followed by five floors containing the main section of the retirement home, while the top four floors contain privately owned homes.
We understood, through a testing of volume, that the subtle allowances certain outer walls contained for unsticking, could result in a rupture in this compactness. The realization of this movement, combined with the employment of paving slabs corresponding to each floor, and the choice of full height windows for each room, put the building back on a human scale.
Location: Paris, FR
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: PHOTOGRAPHER: pictures © sergio grazia