Situated at the heart of an outlying district of Paris, undergoing extensive transformation and modernization, the refurbishment and extension of the Shift building included the remodelling of office spaces, and the main reception, as well as the inter-company restaurant.
The project’s aim is to ensure that the building stays abreast of current trends in working methods, offering a variety of new, attractive, and flexible office space. A further two levels are added and a unifying open central space, designed for conviviality, frees up the interior. The resulting form and composition of the design provides a variety of working spaces with a more relaxed feel and improved acoustic properties.
The remodelling scheme, in addition to the interiors, rejuvenates the facades with a rhythmic architectural treatment. Its expressive external appearance owes much to the superimposed rhythms of vertical sun shaders forming, by means of projections of fine blades of varying width, a vibrating screen before the crystalline simplicity of its glazed facades.
Approaches to the building are rationalized, and the entrances are clarified and enhanced to provide comfortable and agreeable outside spaces for users of the building and members of the public alike.
The refurbishment and extension of the Shift Building situated in Issy-les-Moulineaux, just outside the 15th arrondissement of Paris, which was built in 1992. Numerous companies share the building, with 4 functionally autonomous zones on each floor. This is the first time it has undergone refurbishment.
– Client: Unibail – Rodamco
– Architect representative: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Landscape Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Interior Designer: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Structural: Bordas + Peiro
– Building services: SF2I
– Quantity surveyor: SCB
– Inspection: Socotec
– Environmental: Alto
– Acoustics: Avel
– Fire safety: CSD-Faces
– Façades: Oteis-Façades 2000
– Title: Issy Guynemer
– Post code: 92 130
– Town: Issy-les-Moulineaux
– Completion: 2018
– Programme: refurbishment and extension of an office building
– Floor area: 45 700 m²
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