Enzo Hotel / Manuelle Gautrand Architects

© Manuelle Gautrand Architects

Manuelle Gautrand Architects shared their Enzo Hotel in 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.

© Manuelle Gautrand Architects

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.

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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

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


Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Enzo Hotel / Manuelle Gautrand Architects" 17 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=78550>
  • http://thehoopandstick.blogspot.com conway

    I hope the jawas get their home back at some point… I hope Manuelle didn’t strain too much clearing out all those droids…

    • tom

      the best comment i’ve read on archdaily in a long time!

      • damian

        truth!

  • http://uptodayarch.blogspot.com up_today_arch

    Very dynamically…

  • jr

    a coffin extrude

    • http://firadauskhazis.blogspot.com Fira

      its look great tho.

      love the colour choice day and night, and also the word descriptions about the project.

      • j

        I don’t know… I think if you begin peeling back the photoshop effects from these renderings you’ll find something very uninspiring…

    • Katsudon

      I agree to j’s doubt, but I’m not so mistrustful as Gautran’s projects often really end looking like PS render in real life.
      She’s a nice designer. I only wonder how we will look at her projects in 10 to 20 years from now.

  • Nobody

    This is just another bad design with fancy graphics and fancy words.

    I’m sorry, but I can not see anything good about this; Irresponsible volume slashes from a rectangle, boring floor plans, topped with sugar coating metaphors. These are all familiar stuff, already. In a bad way.

    If you want to design a hotel of 21st century with an ambition to win a competition for it, start from inside and try designing spaces first and not with slashing off a corner of a box at 7.3 degrees.