- Developer : SEMAEST
- Aca (Assisting The Contracting Authority) : SENSE
- Colourist : Céline Langlois
- Surveyor : MEBI
- Client : France Habitation
- Existing Surface Area : 260 m²
- New Build Surface Area : 89m²
- Total Surface Area : 323 m²
- New Patio Surface Area : 26 m²
- Architect : Bruno Rollet
- Architectural Research Assistant : Adrien Cuny
- Architectural Site Assistant : Océane Schroeder
- City : Paris
- Country : France
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).
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.