- Design Department Structure:Conception service consulting
- Design Department Fluids:CTH
- Facades Specialist:Façade 2000
- Kitchen Specialist:Axyal
- Economist:Simonneau Sarl
- Lights Specialist:Gilles Richard
- Interior Spaces Decoration:Ibis: Agence Blanchet d’Istria, Christophe Pillet
- Ava Acoustique:Acoustic specialists
- Hotel Ibis Styles:8469 sqm floor area, 10 levels, 308 rooms of 17 m2
- Hotel Pullman:16486 sqm floor area, 10 levels, 294 rooms of 26 m², 10 suites of about 40 m2, 1 suite of 60 m² 1 restaurant of 116 spots on 250 m2 with a terrace, 1 lobby bar, 1 wellness center of 500 m², 1 600 m2 of business space including 13 modular rooms, 4 102 m² terrain, with 2 955 m² built and 1 147 m² of free space
Text description provided by the architects. Winner of a March 2011 competition hosted by the Paris Airports, on a 4 102 m² space, Arte Charpentier Architectes has designed two distinct hotels for the Accor group: a building housing an ibis Styles (308 rooms) hotel and a building for the prestigious Pullman (305 rooms) chain.
In front of the «Aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle 1» RER A exit, they have been drawn in the same motion and offer an innovative architectural design. The two buildings’ facades have been treated in the same way:
- The color and materials have been picked for their brightness
- Silk-screened glass partially covers the glassing, drawing an aesthetic and modern checker board pattern. An optical illusion is thus created along the buildings’ frames.
- Thousands of LEDs create lines along the facades; they light the buildings up day and night.
The interspace between the hotels makes a friendly court partially protected by glass shaped petal flowers, real catalyst of the urban life.
Data volumes are subtly fragmented to break with the extremely dense nature of a program of this magnitude. The fluidity of the structure’s lines and curves also participate to that goal of lightening the frame. As a part of the project the firm also designed the landscapes, from gardening to soil treatment and public spaces.
The hotels create a strong visual impact, making this project a real «urban door». They help visitors orientate themselves while renewing Roissypole’s image.