Rue Saint-Antoine 16
IN THE PICTURE
— Developer Immobel
— Architect, B.Architecture
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.
“For this project, we wanted to co-design a vibrant space with the architect which preserves the heritage and identity of the site - notably the ramps, vaulted ceilings and floors - and the structure of the building. We also wanted to open up the site, bring in light for user comfort, introduce greenery into a very builtup quarter as well as blur the lines between 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.”