Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture

Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture

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Saint-Ouen, France
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  16200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Laudescher
  • Architects Collaborators: Paul Armand Grether, Adrien Pineau
  • Environmental Engineer: Green Affair
  • Acoustic Engineer: Acoustique & Conseil
  • Kitchen Designer: Michel Gaury
  • Fluid Mechanics Engineer: Berim
  • Facade Engineering: Façade Design Ingénierie
  • General Engineering: SNC Lavalin
  • Technical Inspectors: Bureau Veritas
  • Planners: Sequano
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Text description provided by the architects. The Saint-Ouen Docks site has an industrial port activity past, which decay had given way to industrial wasteland, and has now become the ideal strategic location for an Eco-Neighbourhood. This labelled project is an example of an environment-driven project.

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The main volume of the ‘Dock en Seine’ building comprises six stories. In order to meet the necessary environmental objectives, and to overcome constraints related to streamlining of the programmes, this building was tightly packed.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Down with the very first sketches – and with the valuable assistance of its own Parametric Design Research Laboratory – studies are launched in order to determine: the structural diagram, the building depth, the percentage of facade apertures (based on the variations between the different seasons’ solar radiation), the shape, the data related to artificial and natural lighting, the wind effects, and the load distribution imposed upon the structure (in order to optimize the amount of material and the acoustics). On the facade, the dimensions of the openings are never arbitrary, even if they look seemingly random.

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The protective volumetric membrane comprises a series of cells that are juxtaposed, but still, are independent of each other. This passive envelope enables

Elevation
Elevation

Thanks to this passive envelope, the project both avoids the over-exploitation of mechanical systems and reaches high environmental objectives. 

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Address: Rue Paulin Talabot, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Dock En Seine Offices / Franklin Azzi Architecture" 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620206/dock-en-seine-offices-franklin-azzi-architecture/> ISSN 0719-8884

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