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  7. Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures

Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures

  • 01:00 - 20 October, 2013
Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures
Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures, © J. Ricolleau
© J. Ricolleau

© J. Ricolleau © J. Ricolleau © J. Ricolleau © J. Ricolleau + 11

  • Architects

  • Location

    Nantes, France
  • Architects in Charge

    Pierre Paquier (studies) and Stéphane Allaire (construction)
  • Client

    Espaces Ferroviaires Résidences hôtelières du rail
  • Area

    3415.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© J. Ricolleau
© J. Ricolleau

Text description provided by the architects. The building’s façade is punctuated with strategically placed urban windows, underlining the massive scale of the building. The windows’ unique box shape is reinforced by the misaligned shapes which form a contrast with the bare façade.

© J. Ricolleau
© J. Ricolleau

This association, with its unbalanced mass, represents the strong symbolism of the project.

© J. Ricolleau
© J. Ricolleau

The building, which forms a single volume, is divided into two fully independent units:
- To the east, a 4-storey office building for SNCF staff - To the west, a 5-storey residence for high-speed train conductors. The western unit's rooms and common areas are designed as a hotel, with carefully conceived acoustics.

© J. Ricolleau
© J. Ricolleau

The building’s façade is punctuated with urban windows, underlining its massive scale, and strategically located for based on its urban environment. Their unique box shape is reinforced by the misaligned shapes which form a contrast with the bare façade. This association, with its unbalanced mass, represents the strong symbolism of the project.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Hôtelières du Rail Offices and Residences / Platform Architectures" 20 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/438980/hotelieres-du-rail-offices-and-residences-platform-architectures/> ISSN 0719-8884