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Rue de la Convention Housing / Jean Paul Viguier Architecture

  • Architects: Jean Paul Viguier Architecture
  • Location: Rue de la Convention, 75015 Paris, France
  • Architects: Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés
  • Architecte Project Leader: David Cisar
  • Architect Project Manager: Octave Parant
  • Team Construction Phase: Jean Blondel, Patrick Tavernier
  • Landscapes Architects: Pierre-Henri Cazes, Benjamin Doré
  • Contractors: Paris-Habitat for 128 housings / Vinci for 78 housings
  • Representative Company: Bouygues Bâtiment
  • Budget: 20 M €
  • Area: 18200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre © Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

From the architect. The plan layout is grouped to form a compact building entity, providing both a coherent base for environmental performance concepts and a reply to the insertion of the program within the existing site. The density of the resulting model frees up the garden area and the facade of the building behind.

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

This ‘compacting’ of the building is the result of a study to optimise its volumetric constraints and orientation in order to gain a maximum of direct sunlight without penalising the existing neighbours. All apartments have a dual orientation which allows direct sunlight both morning and evening together with the additional comfort of cross-ventilation.

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

The operation takes the form of a series of blocks of progressive height, linked by veranda type walkways. This principle generates a cascade of landscaped elements at the heart of the building. The blocks are organised around compact, day lit services and circulation cores thus avoiding the ‘staircase syndrome’.

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

A series of measures have been undertaken in respect of sustainable design to give the project its ‘HQE’ status.

© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
© Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
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