Rue Saint-Antoine 16
A development in keeping with its period
The aim is to preserve the industrial identity of a 350-space overground car park in an enclosed building in the Marais quarter of Paris, revealing the site’s potential through a refurbishment to give it a new purpose.
This involves restoring it and converting it into a predominantly office oriented complex, in keeping with its environment and its period.
The ambition of this project was to co-design with the architect a living place which preserves the heritage and identity of the site - including the roof canopy, vaults, floors - and the structure of the building. It was also necessary to open up the site, to bring in light for the comfort of users, to bring vegetation into a very mineral area, and to create a porosity between the interior and exterior spaces.
A connection with the past
The project is the first acquisition by Immobel France Tertiaire, after just eight months of existence.
It illustrates the Group’s ambitions on the Île-de-France market and also highlights the team’s operational capabilities: employing know-how and expertise to acquire and develop complex, high added-value developments.
“Throughout the design process, we opted to seek out the most appropriate solution in order to demolish as little as possible so as to minimize the carbon footprint and maintain a connection with the building’s past. Generally speaking, the project will make a contribution to the life of this extremely dense and central quarter of Paris by enabling improved mobility and a continuous pedestrian flow along the street. Furthermore, it will facilitate communication with the quarter by offering new services not currently available that the block’s residents will be able to use in a flexible manner.”