The project to rehabilitate and extend the historic building designed by Architect Lemaresquier, a jewel of art deco architecture in the Cité Administrative, is the answer to the major challenge of adaptability in a constantly changing working environment.
The enhancement of the historical axis is ensured by a visual connection between the Cité and the Guillaumet Park.
The project proposes to open up the perspective of the park towards the existing central building. Thus the landscape axis is reinforced by a transversal vision between history and nature. The building has a compact and rational form and is unstructured to be better anchored in the existing fabric and to take advantage of the environmental qualities of the site. By placing the human being at the heart of the reflection, we have actively sought to control the strong compactness and to attenuate the visual and physical impact on users, offering a density that is both pleasant to live in and efficient and attractive.
To bring nature back to the heart of the city, the project intensifies the use of vegetation, both useful and pleasant (vegetable gardens and orchards on the terraces, vegetation in the patios). A series of terraces link the floors together by an outdoor pathway, thus encouraging unexpected encounters.
At the heart of the existing building, the main reception area is located in a generous, light and cross-cutting volume offering a breathtaking view of the ZAC guillaumet park. Accessible from the main courtyard, the lobby is designed as a warm and welcoming space on a human scale, with clear signage to easily direct visitors to the services and improve flow management. The reception hall is a real “hub” of the building, providing access to the various services and activities of the city. The renovated central building becomes the reception pavilion, with a balcony overlooking the lower ground floor below. The space is majestic and carefully restored.
In order to meet the needs of changing lifestyles and working methods in the office, and to guarantee the flexibility and fairness of the workspaces in space and time, the floors have been freed from constraints to offer maximum freedom in the layout of the workplaces (service cores grouped near the technical cores and the most compact vertical circulation possible to free up the floors). Between dens, bubbles and trays, the organisation allows for the most flexible possible à la carte layout.
- Program:Bureaux, logements et commerces
- Surface:28 000 m²
- Status:En cours