The objective of this renovation project was two-fold: to preserve the historic dimension of the district while providing a set of buildings to meet the programmatic constraints related to contemporary needs. The project also enabled enhancement of the rich and historic architectural heritage site, the Pinsot mansion, a hôtel particulier dating back to the 18th century, some parts of which are classified, at no. 33 Lafayette, a building by Ballaygier with a superb glass roof made of glass blocks, a monumental staircase and beautiful rooms that have been preserved and embellished.
In the heart of Paris, a stone’s throw from the major business districts, it is a whole island that has been renovated as part of a major restructuring. A subtle blend of past and modernity, an architectural and technical challenge, this operation is exceptional in many ways: its size, its urban and architectural dimension, its complexity of execution …
At the same time as this patrimonial approach, the restructuring of the northern part of the block is part of a contemporary approach to major rehabilitation. Indeed, all the floors in this zone have been demolished and the whole has been reshaped behind the preserved facades: vertical circulations serving the floors, large office trays offering space and technical flexibility.
Behind the urban front, the heart of the islet is unrecognizable: yesterday on densified, asphyxiated, it gives place today to a planted garden that brings an essential breathing to the islet.
A large, elegantly glazed gallery connects the buildings on Laffitte and Saint-Georges streets. A genuine architectural gesture, fully assuming its modernity with its glass skins suspended from a backbone, the gallery makes the link between nine and existing. The facades of the 1930s reflect their history in the glass walls. Light games, contrast games; Combining material effects and transparency, the new façades animated by the reed-like guardrails signed by Véronique Sabatier contrast with the austerity of the brick ensemble of the 1930s. Balance occurs, no façade is in withdrawal. They answer each other through the subtle play of materials used: brick, wood, glass, metal, stone, …
Arte Charpentier Interiors was called on to intervene again to install the new Presidency of the Areva Group on the 30th floor, delivered in 2007.
– Owner: SCCV 33 Lafayette, AGF Immobilier, Cabinet NABA et associés
– User: Areva
– Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Decorator: Cabinet Dal Sasso, Athys
– Security Coordinator: Qualiconsult Sécurité
– Judicial expert: Pierre Lemaire – MOEXE / PIlotage Site: Coteba Management
– Structure: CICA Structure
– Heating, air conditioning: CICA Fluids
– Plumbing: CICA Fluids
– Catering: Catering Consulting Engineering
– High currents, elevators: CICA Energies et Réseaux
– Low current: CICA Energies and Networks
– Fire Safety: Cabinet Casso
– Acoustics: Acoustics and consulting
– Soil surveys: Boot surveys
– Geometry: Cabinet Legrand
– Control: Socotec
Specificities of the operation
– Address of the operation: 33 rue Lafayette
– Postal Code: 75009
– City: Paris
– Delivery: 2004
– Program of the operation: Heavy rehabilitation of a Parisian island, design and architectural follow-up
– White Office: Yes
– Total area: 34 000 m² in superstructure / 12 000 m² infrastructure
– Photos credits : Didier Boy De La Tour