Porte de Paris
Architecture | Masterplan and Design for transport hub | Location: Paris, France | Area: 12 000m2
Masterplan and conceptualisation of hotels, residences and an office building on top of a transport hub on the outskirts of Paris.
A complex site of multiple buildings, we were tasked with finding a solution to create a new mixed-use neighbourhood while incorporating a busy bus exchange and taking account of a series of metro lines underground. We created each programme of work with its own identity – including a hotel building that incorporated two brands with different target markets – while using a double skin glazed façade to create openness but protection from the south-west facing position. We designed a tilted façade that changes along with the height of the new buildings, so the view for those inside is always focused away from the adjoining highway and into nearby parkland, while suspended greenery and pergolas over the bus exchange create a soft transition between the practicalities of the bus station and the myriad uses of the buildings above.