Office building in Paris

Paris, France
2012
 

Hotel industriel

Inspired by the style of the 1930s “Hotel Industriel”, this new office space is located adjacent to “La Halle des Messageries des douanes” and parallel to the railway lines leading to the “Gare de l’Est”.
The solid linear volume is simultaneously open to its surroundings: the park, the street, and the warehouses.

Facade

The material continuity of the roof and façades accentuates the monolithic aspect of the building, and its apparent rigidity contrasts with its internal flexibility. The façade is constituted by 50% glass and 50% concrete. The opaque surfaces are composed of a 16 cm thick exterior insulation and the mineral composite material Acrytherm©.

Material

Concrete, metal and glass are the three dominant materials used in the project, following the idea of a typical “Hotel Industriel”. Two different types of concrete are used: reinforced concrete for the structure; and Acrytherm©, a high-performance concrete composed of 80% quartz with an acrylic additive, for the façade.
Natural light enters the building through large windows, and a solar shading system enables the user to vary light and heat, which generates irregularities on the regimented/systematic facade.

Monolithic

The four façades vary, depending on their orientation on the site, to offer an exceptional perspective towards the city. Recognisable from afar, the Monolithic building marks the crossroads of rue Pajol and rue Riquet.

Structure

The concrete supporting structure follows a grid of 7.73 m x 5.5 m in plan, which repeats on each floor.
By reducing the primary structure of the building to a central core and load-bearing façade, an office space with maximum flexibility is created.

Monospace

Linked by a common central zone, the building extends over seven floors, with a rental area of 4,854 m² of office space to accommodate 500 people.
The two cores encompass the entire vertical circulation (two elevators and two staircases) and the necessary service rooms such as kitchenettes, WCs, server and storage rooms. Four floors of the office space, with an area of 889 m² each, can be subdivided using a base grid of 1.35 m x 1.35 m for individual offices with a minimal area of 2.7 m x 2.7 m, or can remain uninterrupted for open-plan offices. Each floor can be divided into a maximum of 40 units.

Function

The ground floor provides a surface dedicated to commercial use, a cafeteria, secure bike storage, as well as an opening to the 217 m² garden. The building marks the crossroads of rue Pajol and rue Riquet. When approaching, figures become visible through the structure’s subtle transparency.



Climatic studies

The building’s commitment to sustainability utilises several strategies. The prefabricated structure and façade combine high-performance material treatments and insulation. All façades contain openings to naturally ventilate the building and the south façade is triple-glazed to prevent solar gain in summer. Light detectors trigger low-energy lighting throughout several areas of the building.

Aerial view

The Pol office space is situated in Marx Dormoy-La Chapelle, the 72nd administrative neighborhood of Paris, in the northern part of the 18th arrondissement.
The Zac Pajol urban regeneration project by Janine Galiano and Philippe Simon aims to become an emblematic sustainable neighborhood. It covers a total area of three hectares and is comprised of two building types:
- Rehabilitated buildings: “La Halle” and the “Messageries”
- New buildings: Sport center and LIN’s office building (Pol)

Project Data

Program

The office space of the ZAC Pajol is situated in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, in the context of a vast regeneration project for this previously industrial area.

Client: Cogedim Enterprise

Status: Competition 2007, realized 2012

Location: Rue Pajol, Paris

Cost: 9,31 Mio €

Surface:  5.200m²

 

Team

Architects: LIN Architects Urbanists, Finn Geipel, Giulia Andi in collaboration with MARS Architekten, Philip Rieseberg (project leader), Sylvain Neel, Michael Kohl, Simon Schlinkmann, Margherita Bilato, Nathalie Chuun, Anna Cabot, Berlin; BET façade (conception): Nicholas GreenGREEN, VP & Green, Paris; BET façade (construction): Jean-Claude Marchal, C.E.E.F; BET general: Pascal Baracco, Jean-Marie Daviaud, SFICA, Paris; Concept HQE: Arnaud Menard, Greenaffairs, Paris; Bureau de control: Socotec, Paris; William Donners, William Cornet; Photography: David Bureau, Jan Oliver Kunze.

Hotel industriel
POL-01-ESS-LIN-veiw from the railway, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Image 1/9 POL-01-ESS-LIN-veiw from the railway, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Facade
 POL-02-ESS-LIN-eastern facade, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Image 2/9 POL-02-ESS-LIN-eastern facade, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Material
 POL-03-ESS-LIN-facade in white concrete, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Image 3/9 POL-03-ESS-LIN-facade in white concrete, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Monolithic
 POL-04-ESS-LIN-Illumination of the building, photo: Jan Oliver Kunze
Image 4/9 POL-04-ESS-LIN-Illumination of the building, photo: Jan Oliver Kunze
Structure
POL-05-ESS-LIN-the building's structure in construction
Image 5/9 POL-05-ESS-LIN-the building's structure in construction
Monospace
POL-06-ESS-LIN-plan of ceiling structure
Image 6/9 POL-06-ESS-LIN-plan of ceiling structure
Function
POL-07-ESS-LIN-facade covered with acrytherm, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Image 7/9 POL-07-ESS-LIN-facade covered with acrytherm, photo: David Boureau, © Cogedim
Climatic studies
POL-08-ESS-LIN-sustainability diagram
Image 8/9 POL-08-ESS-LIN-sustainability diagram
Aerial view
 POL-09-ESS-LIN-the site adjacent to La Halle Pajol
Image 9/9 POL-09-ESS-LIN-the site adjacent to La Halle Pajol
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