Manuelle Gautrand Architects shared their Enzo Hotel in Paris with us. The hotel’s strong triangular form holds different programmatic elements to engage its lively streetscape. The colorful façade took inspiration from the landscape’s natural palette. The colors add a crisp aesthetic to the building as the different panels and their varying tints add a sleek texture to the form. According to the architects, “Their fragmented bands give a kinetic effect to overall volume – one can see the movement of the cars there, a certain impression of speed.” More images and more about the hotel after the break.
The building’s massing is elegantly shaved to conform to the urban constraints of the surrounding areas. The tapering and narrow ground floor plate of the hotel generated different ideas in plan for the building’s organization.
The volume offer “different perceptions” depending upon the angle viewed, resulting in a continually changing project with a “overall dynamic comprehensive view.” PROJECT CARD PROJECT CODE IND PROJECT NAME ENZO HOTEL PARIS PROGRAM / MISSION DESIGN OF A THREE STARS HOTEL STREET / DISTRICT BOULEVARD D’INDOCHINE – 19EME DISTRICT TOWN PARIS COUNTRY France DIMENSIONS AREA 5.400 M² CONSTRUCTION COSTS (confidential) OTHERS 150 ROOMS CONTRIBUTOR CLIENT BNP PARIBAS IMMOBILIER ARCHITECT MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE ARCHITECT PROJECT TEAM BERTRAND COLSON, Project manager OTHERS ENGINEERS SCYNA 4 (structure) , GESYS (Fluides) ALTO INGENIERIE (Sustainable), DAL (quantity Surveillor) CONSULTANTS AVLS (acoustic) DATES COMPETITION / ORDER 2009 STUDIES / CONSTRUCTION 2010 – 2011 PICTURES JULIEN ALMA