Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect

Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect

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Paris, France
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Bruno Rollet Architect
  • Architect Authors of this architecture project text, Bruno Rollet, url,
  • Area Area of this architecture project
    334.0 m2
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Arcelor Mittal
  • Architect

    Bruno Rollet
  • Architectural research assistant

    Adrien Cuny
  • Architectural site assistant

    Océane Schroeder
  • Photographs

  • Developer

  • ACA (Assisting the contracting authority)

  • Colourist

    Céline Langlois
  • Structural Engineers

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Electrical Engineers

  • Surveyor

  • General Contractor

  • Client

    France Habitation
  • Existing Surface Area

    260 m²
  • New build Surface Area

  • Total Surface Area

    323 m²
  • New Patio Surface Area

    26 m²
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© Nicolás Borel
© Nicolás Borel

Text description provided by the architects. In its context, the transformation of Square Vitruve’s former commercial site in the 20th arrondissement of Paris in the community center could be a textbook case. Situated on a slab covering three storeys of parking at the foot of an 85m high tower, this building of only 322m2 SHON is also contiguous to a block of apartments 60m long. In other words, this scheme resides within an enclave.


By throwing himself into the project architect Bruno Rollet, laureate of the consolation conducted by the social-housing landlord France Habitation, inherited major constraints. They are connected to the slab’s urbanism from the 1970s which characterise Saint Blaise, one of the most dense Parisian neighbourhoods (78% social housing over 4 hectares).

© Nicolás Borel
© Nicolás Borel

Its organization of high rise buildings promoted isolation and d withdrawal of this former Charonne village justifying an extensive public intervention : the restructuring of the Cardeurs-Vitruve perimeter, first operational secotr of the “Grand Projet de Renouvellement Urbain GPRU” (Great Urban Renewal Project) led by Semaest since 2010.

© Nicolás Borel
© Nicolás Borel

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Address: St Blaise, 75020 Paris, France

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Cite: "Community Center Saint-Blaise / Bruno Rollet Architect" 18 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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