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Location : Paris
Dates : 2015 - Competition
Client : City of Paris
Design team : Martin Duplantier Architects, Fayat Immobilier, Tierra Design, Discovery InnovationLab
Mission : Design Conception
Built area : 11 473 sqm
Cost : 23 M€

If we are currently proposed to invent in Paris, it is precisely to try to reinvent
the proposed ZAC. This site in Paris Rive Gauche can become the scene of a new way of creating a student residence, a new way to develop a pre-designed urban fabric, and a new way to build intelligently in this dense metropolis.
Unifying  Urbanity
More special than spectacular.
More magnet than star.
More cut than imposed.
More calm than agitated.
The concept developed was born of a desire to appease a multifaceted urban fabric.
The urban street sequence is dominated by discontinuity: the public spaces, the limits, but also links and access. Thus, for an intervention within this shared space, the project attempts a coherence of elements that seem contradictory, both urban and architecturally. North of the site, a school of architecture made of contrasts is set back from roads. In the northwest, a pristine connection to a private courtyard connects the subway station at the university pole.  To the west, a new building of austere facades completes the streetscape.  Lastly, to the south,  a rail connection lies in ruins with an elevated boulevard, creating a second ground floor for the project.