Mixed-Use Building in Paris Winning Proposal / SOA Architectes

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Constructing on such a vast area in the very heart of , where nothing has been built yet, calls for an encounter between the remote and the present. With the challenge to produce architectural continuity and convergence to determine the new architectural style of the site, this winning proposal by SOA Architectes aims to establish familiar ties with its environment. It is not only about unveiling what is already present in the urban unconscious of the Tolbiac district but also about inventing a new way of telling its story. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Les Coccinelles Nursery School / SOA Architectes

© Clément Guillaume

Architects: SOA Architectes
Location: Saint-Gratien,
Area: 691 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Clément Guillaume

Thermopyles / SOA Architectes

© Cyrille Weiner

Architects: SOA Architectes
Location: Paris,
Team: SOA (architect), Laumond-Faure (BET TCE), Orféa (acoustics)
Contractor: LTHS
Client: Paris Habitat
Area: 1,820 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cyrille Weiner

Gavroche Centre for Children / SOA Architectes

© Clément Guillaume

Architect: SOA Architectes
Location: 50 rue Arago, Zac Victor Hugo, Saint-Ouen,
Project Managment: SOA, Starck (feasibility consultants and economists), GA (acousticians)
Client: City of Saint-Ouen
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Clément Guillaume