Date

Étoile Lilas cinema, Paris

2012

Facility

Paris

Vertical, in dialogue with its surroundings, the Étoile Lilas is designed as a city cinema rather than the type of multiplex found in shopping malls on the edge of towns. We chose to split the building into two volumes (cinema and retail) to make the public forecourt indispensible for going from one volume to the other. To the north, a tall, compact volume in the continuity of the high-rise buildings along the Avenue de la Porte des Lilas. To the south, a lower volume that opens out views, in relation to the scale of the neighbouring Cirque Électrique cabaret building.
An entrance hall extends the forecourt beneath the volume of the cinemas. The three upper cinemas are suspended above this Piranesian space, stacked in order of increasing capacity, like an inverted pyramid, in order to make room for a decreasing space for circulation. Four further screens are tucked away in the lower levels in order to free up as much of the piazza level for the ticket hall and retail. The regulatory openings and circulation spaces have been multiplied to give a multitude of different access routes and exits, each broken down into panoramic sequences with a variety of views both near and far across the city.

Location
Place du Maquis du Vercors, Paris 20
Programme
7-screen multiplex (1,500 seats), retail
Client
SAS Cinelilas
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Magali Lamoureux team leader), EVP (structure), Innovations (services), Casso (fire-safety, disabled access), Gandon (quantity surveyor)
Surface area
5 600 m² SHON (cinéma 4 800 m², commerces 800 m²)
Cost
8.5 M€ before fit-out
Calendar
completion 2012
Materials
concrete
Certification
trial project for the new Certivea cinema rating for sustainable building

Yennenga town, Burkina Faso

2017

Urbanism

Burkina Faso

Yennenga was a Burkinabe princess. She gave her name to the new town to be built 15km outside Ouagadougou. An international competition awarded the project to our team, composed of one Burkinabe practice and five French practices of architects, urban planners and landscape architects.
Together, we have designed the town centre and its development around a central boulevard, some 750,000 m² built over 110 hectares, including numerous parks. Within an imposing climatic and demographic context, it was the land that decided the project, which fans out from a planted ribbon that displays the local flora and topography.
On the vast plain swept by the Sahelian climate, the north side of the town will rise up to provide protection from the dry, dusty Harmattan wind. To the south, its arrangement is more fractured, welcoming in the soft, damp monsoon winds.
Understanding the winds, harnessing solar power, capturing rainwater with dew traps and using of local, sustainable materials all aim to make Yennenga an energy-sufficient town.

Location
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Programme
town of 80,000 inhabitants (offices, housing, hotels, parks, facilities)
Client
CGE
Team
Architecture Studio, Arcade, Beckmann n’Thépé, Coldefy, Hardel Le Bihan (associated architects), Philippe Niez Studio (landscape architect)
Surface area
110 hectares, 750,000 m² GFA
Calendar
currently in design phase. Winning project of international competition, March 2017

Westinghouse Housing Sevran

2017

Housing

Sevran

Les terrains Westinghouse forment un vaste territoire au sud-ouest de Sevran. La requalification urbaine menée par l’agence LIN est basée sur la mixité des programmes et l’interaction entre les volumes. Notre îlot est décomposé en trois volumes (logements accession/sociaux/résidence étudiante) formant un seul corps de bâtiment et un quatrième volume carré (logements intermédiaires) de l’autre côté de la place publique.
Les volumes de logements sont connectés par des passerelles-terrasses aux vues dégagées.
Sur la voie principale, la façade en trois séquences permet de rythmer la linéarité de l’élévation. Les nombreuses césures et ouvertures laissent entrevoir les jardins de cœur d’îlot, jusqu’aux voies ferrées, et les façades intérieures travaillées avec la même écriture et le même soin que les façades sur rue.
Dans la résidence, l’accent est mis sur la diversité et la qualité des espaces partagés : terrasse à RDC, balcons communs à chaque niveau sur le cœur de l’îlot, terrasse en roof top. Le plot carré des logements intermédiaires est organisé autour d’un atrium, avec l’accès aux logements par une coursive intérieure à l’air libre. Un patio végétalisé sur le toit du socle dialogue avec la terrasse végétalisée du R+5.

Location
Boulevard Westinghouse, Sevran (93)
Programme
200 housing units (79 first time buyer, 75 social + 45), student housing (150 bedrooms)
Client
Altarea Cogedim, Crescendo
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Adriana Cavagna chef de projet)
Surface area
12 000 m² GIA
Cost
14 M€
Calendar
Completion end 2019
Materials
Small bricks, concrete

Three office buildings Rue Bingen, Paris

2015

Office

Paris

This renovation adds a bit of soul to the traditional treatment of an office building. In its respect for the history of the existing buildings, the project restores the urban qualities that were originally aimed for, making them more functional, with circulation space adapted to today's, and tomorrow's, requirements.
We chose to preserve the private house at number 5, renovating and refitting it. The building at number 7, which was of no particular historical interest, and whose floor heights did not lend themselves to being united with number 9, has been partially demolished. The street-front building at number 9 has been preserved. Its courtyard-side wings, badly connected, have been demolished so as to free up space at the centre of the block. These demolitions enabled us to recreate an articulation of volumes on the street. The creation of a large rectangular courtyard across all three plots opens the site up to the north while unifying the whole development around a garden. Finally, the new circulation cores are designed and positioned so as to free up workspace, optimising dedicated spaces, rationalising people flow and enabling connections between the three buildings at different levels.

Location
5-7- 9, rue Jacques Bingen, Paris 17
Programme
reorganisation and extension of three adjoining office buildings
Client
Emerige, La Mondiale
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Pascaline Gasc and Nicolas Lombardi project leaders), EVP (structure), C.T.H (MEP), Ideel (sustainability), Atec (quantity surveyor)
Surface area
7,300 m² GIA
Cost
15 M€
Calendar
completed in 2015
Materials
precast concentre, fibre-reinforced concrete, metal cladding
Certification
BREEAM Very Good, French standards for office buildings, Certivea

Student housing Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

2016

Campus

Dakar

A symbol of excellence in West Africa, the University of Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) in Dakar is a reference well beyond the African continent. The 27 new buildings designed to house 10,700 students are spread over three different sites: UCAD, Cité Claudel and École Supérieure Polytechnique (ESP). The design was driven by an ambition for high-quality internal spaces and for thermal comfort: careful choice of materials, natural ventilation, a balance between sun-screening and sufficient natural light, wind channelling, etc. The morphology of the buildings reveals this bioclimatic approach while respecting the surrounding urban fabric (limited height), and at the centre of each building, walkways and footbridges create convivial, community spaces.

The lively ground floors are designed as communal spaces (laundry, study room, TV rooms, club rooms, kitchens) and student-related shops. The campus addresses the city by means of new entrances, small public squares and planted areas. The facades, defined by the regular grid of bedrooms, are enlivened and identified by different patterns in the mashrabiya screens (providing solar-shading and privacy). These were designed with Senegalese artist Alun Be, who also created the brick mosaics that ornament the gable walls, depicting UCAD teaching.

Location
Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal
Programme
student housing, retail
Client/developer
Amsa Realty SA
Client project manager
Redman
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Davide Galli and Sara Impera project leaders), EVP (structure), Elioth (environmental and climatic engineering), Solutech (MEP), SC Afrique (civils), Vpeas (quantity surveyor), Philippe Niez (landscape architect), Alun Be (artist)
Surface area
120,000 m² GIA
Cost
25 M€
Calendar
completion end 2019
Materials
brick
Certification
Sustainable building. Test project for new French regulations in climatic zones abroad

Strato Office building, Paris

2013

Office

Paris

This building slips in between the city and the railway lines. To the south, giving on to housing and Boulevard Péreire, the massing is decomposed into storey-height horizontal strips. Its indents and protrusions mark the horizontality, accentuating the view over the new road and alleviating the look of an office building.

To the east, crenelations cut out of the end of the building give it a powerful identity. The indents open up views through to the train tracks from the boulevard. A terrace garden, planted with grasses, echoes the proliferous wild vegetation on the railway tracks below.
The building systems of the different facades respond to the structural, acoustic and thermal requirements specific to each: on the south and west sides, a thin coating of fibre-reinforced concrete gives the facade a noble mineral quality on the boulevard, which combined with a timber frame creates a thin build-up with powerful acoustic and thermal insulation properties. On the north-east side, overlooking the railway lines, precast concrete panels reduce noise levels by 45dB. Metal cladding in different tones and levels of shine, break up the very long facade into a stacking of elements of dimensions similar to a train carriage of passengers.

Location
Bd Péreire, Paris 17
Programme
offices and underground carpark
Client
Sodearif (LinkCity) / SNEF
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Thomas Mennesson project leader), Sfica (executive architect), Ceba (structure), C.T.H (MEP), Arcora (facades), Elan (sustainability)
Surface area
12,500 m² GIA
Cost
29 M€
Calendar
completion 2013
Materials
timber frame facades, precast concrete, fibre-reinforced concrete, metal cladding
Certification
Cep [conventional primary energy consumption] < 50 kWh/m2GIA. BBC. BREEAM very good. French regulations for office buildings

Sport facilities and housing, Paris

2017

Mixed use

Paris

'Sport, Nature and Timber', the winning project of the 'Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris' competition in October 2017, is about winning back the urban environment, part of a larger move to transform Paris's ring road, the Boulevard Périphérique. In a response to the anarchic jumble of very different types of infrastructure and constructions, the project marries a diversity of different uses with volumetric simplicity and architectonic sobriety. It creates a visual breathing space to position the relationship of the passer-by with the city, making the Porte Brancion a real place, urban and human.
The three buildings – student lodgings, a residence for young workers and a sports facility – dialogue to recreate, within a classical orthogonal plan, a kind of inwardness that serves as a quality public space, functional and calm. Multi-orientated metropolitan interface, the open architecture dialogues with its surroundings and renders the communal uses within each building visible to the outside world.

Location
Porte Brancion, Paris 15
Programme
student housing, residence for young workers, sports facility, retail, urban agriculture, 25 parking spaces
Client
Woodeum SAS
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Clément Bertin project leader), Terrell (structure), Pouget Consultants (sustainability), Le Sommer Environnement, Aïda (acoustics)
Surface area
10 575 m²
Calendar
competition winner October 2017. Works start beginning 2019
Materials
timber (structure, ceilings and partitions), anodised aluminium sheet, enamelled ceramic, glass
Certification
'BBCA' low-carbon building, Plan Climat de la Ville de Paris

Social housing Croisset, Paris

2018

Housing

Paris

A short distance from the Clignancourt university campus, this building of 63 housing units is part of a development composed of two apartment buildings and a university cafeteria. The massing, arranged to ensure porosity from north to south, allows the sun through onto the tree-lined Rue de Croisset. In creating a large, south-facing open area at the middle of the development and a meadow on the roof of the restaurant, we were seeking to adhere to the original spirit of the greenbelt, which is now undergoing extreme densification. Compactness, slit, cut at an angle on the corner of the site, our project gives a new reading of the architectural language of the surrounding buildings of low-cost housing in order to improve urban comfort, optimise living space and provide higher levels of glazing in the facades. Very compact, the building is elongated by studied use of a second, lightweight skin that highlights its verticality. Following aesthetic principles based on how things are used, a network of balconies, seemingly random through its play of single and double heights, is orchestrated on the very rational grid of floor plans. This alternating arrangement enlivens the facades, allows maximum sunlight into the apartments and rationalises the surfaces of the balconies. On the garden side, the textured concrete gives a relief to the otherwise flat facade through a play of shadow and light. Its unevenness echoes the network motif of the road-side facades.

Location
Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt Paris 18
Programme
103 social-housing units (63 by Hardel Le Bihan), shops, parking for 77 cars, university cafeteria
Client/developer
Paris Habitat, CROUS
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Pascaline Gasc project leader), Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associes (mandatory architect: 40 housing units and university cafeteria), ID+ (engineers), RFR Elements (sustainability), Fayat (general contractor)
Surface area
4 538 m² GIA, 390 m² GIA retail (in a total of 9,070 m² GIA)
Cost
18,6 M€
Calendar
completion April 2018
Materials
concrete and prefabricated concrete

School in Lille

2010

Early childhood

Lille

Location
Lille 59
Programme
deconstruction and reconstruction of the Wagner kindergarten, lunchroom and renovation of the elementary school
Client
City of Lille
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, Aix Arkitekter (architecte associé Stockholm), Krach and Berlung paysagiste associé (Copenhague)
Surface area
2,000 m², 2,500 m² roads and equipments
Cost
6,5 M€
Calendar
competition 2010 (finalist)
Certification
BBC

Rue des Annelets crèche and housing

2013

Facility

Paris

The three elements of the programme (crèche, renovated housing and new housing) were treated differently in order to fit in with the heterogeneity that characterises Rue des Annelets. Forming both a 'mix-matched ensemble' and a transition architecture, each building associated forms and materials in a distinct manner, reflecting the neighbourhood, which sits on the crossroads of what were the old suburbs of Paris and the huge modern housing blocks of the Place des Fêtes. Our architectural ensemble is consciously decomposed into a family of volumes of varied dimensions, proportions and materials. The stacking of simple coloured volumes also ensures ease of orientation and learning environment for the young children of the crèche. We also developed a natural landscape around a reactive building, following the seasons. Terraces and planted roofs, green facades, garden for crèche and apartments.

Location
30-34, rue des Annelets, Paris 19
Programme
municipal crèche (47 children), 11 housing units, of which 6 renovation
Client
DFPE (crèche), SIEMP (housing)
Surface area
1,700 m²
Cost
4 M€
Calendar
completion 2013
Certification
New-build: THPE 2005, H&E Profil A, Qualitel. Renovation: Patrimoine H&E. Plan Climat de la Ville de Paris

RHV Tower, Dakar

2015

Office

Senegal

Our project consists of an office building that will provide users with workspaces that are comfortable and full of light, looking out over the city. But it also constitutes a new urban landmark, symbolising both modernity and respect for the environment. The choice of height (110m) replies to a double objective: stretching the tower upwards gives the office spaces the ideal depth for natural light and distant views over the peninsula and the ocean. It also means that the building is visible from the coast road, the plateau above the city and the port. Numerous buildings make up today's Dakar skyline (BCEAL, Fahd, Faycal, Kébé, Peytavin, Hôtel Indépendance ...), mostly dating from the 1960s and '70s. It seemed pertinant to us that a skyscraper, contemporary and emblematic, should join this architectural panorama as a symbol of the urban and economic renewal of the capital.
The facades, sealed by floor-height aluminium frames, are protected from sunlight by deep concrete panels interspaced every 1,2 m. The shade provided by these panels enabled us to avoid the use of air-conditioning, which is both costly and pollutant. This system makes it possible to use clear glazing for greater transparency, maximising views over the landscape of the peninsula and the ocean, which are framed horizontally.

Location
Allée Delmas, Dakar, Sénégal
Programme
office tower
Client
Amsa Reality, Redman (client’s project manager)
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Arnaud Neveu project leader), EVP (structure), Elioth (sustainability, facades)
Surface area
17 000 m²
Cost
18 M€
Calendar
competition winner December 2015

Pullman Hotel Rive Gauche and office building

2013

Office

Paris 15

Location
Paris 15
Programme
Office, Hotel and retail
Client
Bouygues Immobilier
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, TVK (associated architect)
Surface area
45,000 m²
Cost
90 M€
Calendar
competition 2013 (finalist)
Certification
RT 2012

Permanent exhibition pavilion, Cité de la Mer de Cherbourg

2018

Facility

Cherbourg

Location
allée du Président Menut, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (50)
Programme
renovation of the permanent exhibition pavilion scenographic spaces
Client
Ville de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Benoît Fiton project leader), Pascal Payeur (scenographer), Tfpi (engineering), Lydia Elhadad (museographer), Patrick Hoarau (graphic designer), Soheil Ghodsy Conseil (audio multimédia), Impedance (acoustics), 8’18’’ (lighting)
Surface area
1,600 m²
Cost
3,5 M€
Calendar
competition 2014. Construction starts in october 2018. Delivery march 2019

PAP headquarters, Paris

2010

Office

Paris

This office building is composed of different levels on a complex site. Its range of spaces, terraces, orientations and atmospheres reflects the richness of the site, which the project takes care to reveal. Each level curves or bends to allow for the slope, for different scales or to open views towards the Seine to the north, Jussieu university tower to the east, and Hôtel Lebrun, an early 18th-century mansion immediately to the west.

In order to reduce the form and free up views across the forecourt to the neighbouring historic mansion, we reduced the floor-to-floor height to 3.35m, which enabled us to incorporate a seventh storey, but also to create the entrance to the offices on the more dignified and private side of the plot via the forecourt, also opening up the gardens to the rear of Hôtel Lebrun. Entrance to the retail unit is made on the other side, at the crossroads, in order to maintain a maximum stretch of shop-front along the street. The final segment of the facade, at the west, is double-height so as to extend the ground floor up to the higher segment of Rue du Cardinal Lemoine and to ensure the continuity of the retail base. A succession of terraces is created in indents, shared external spaces at different levels. High-performance full-height glazing ensures maximum natural light.

Location
45, rue du Cardinal Lemoine Paris 5
Programme
offices, retail
Client/developer
Sodearif
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects, Arcoba (exé), Ceba (structure), Beming (MEP), Joseph Ingénierie (facades), Impedance (acoustics), Legendre (general contractor)
Surface area
5,300 m² (offices 5,000 m²; shop 300 m²)
Cost
12,4 M€
Calendar
completion 2010
Materials
reinforced concrete structure, powder-coated aluminium facades, aluminium windows
Certification
low-energy building, regulatory consumption -20%. French office building regulations

Orange Campus Lyon

2018

Campus

Lyon

The new regional headquarters for telecommunications company Orange is an extension and renovation of an old telephone exchange. While making the most of the industrial building, it also gives an urban coherence to the city block by breaking the project into two 'folded' volumes that wrap around the existing building.
Our starting position with regards integration within the neighbourhood was to create a large, uniform building on a continuous ground plane, so reducing what we see as the negative effects of a multiple development, which can be overloaded with too many building types and too many textures.
The new buildings find harmony in the homogenous grid of their facades (echoing the existing building) and the cut surfaces that shape the volumes by freeing up large planted terraces for the office floors.
The idea behind the sloping roofline is the double advantage of framing the existing building in order to enhance it, as well as freeing up views to and from the surrounding residences. The broken lines of the southern extension shape the industrial telephone exchange building, revealing its qualities as a work of architectural heritage. The terracotta coloured, powder-coated aluminium facade echoes that of the telephone exchange, which is visible behind its concrete exoskeleton. The overall ensemble forms a unique volume and a powerful landmark at the entrance to the Part-Dieu neighbourhood.

Location
Rue Flandin, La Part-Dieu, Lyon (69)
Programme
offices, staff restaurant, showroom, parking
Client
Pitch Promotion (developer), Orange (end user)
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Thomas Bosi project leader), Hubert Godet (associated architect), Bassinet Turquin (executive landscape architect), MOX (Visa), R.B.S (structure), Arcora (facades), Auberger-Favre (MEP), Iliade (quantity surveyor, sustainability), Builders & Partners (coordinator)
Surface area
24,000 m² GIA
Cost
44 M€
Calendar
competition 2014, completion 2018
Materials
steel (structure), tinted galvanised alu-zinc cladding
Certification
Effinergie +, French standards for office buildings rating Excellent

Offices in Aubervilliers

2018

Office

Aubervilliers

This office building plays an important role in the development of the Nozal Front Populaire neighbourhood development zone on the northern edge of Paris. It borders Rue du Pilier, which is set to become a busy urban artery as the shortest route from the new Place du Front Populaire to the Canal de l'Ourcq.

Our project reconciles the functional requirements of a blank office building (compact, divisible, typologically homogenous with a continuous depth of 18m, identical floors, etc.) with a division of massing that introduces a form of relief, of rhythm to aid its integration into the urban landscape. The compact volume is subdivided into four parts articulated by slight translations and rotations. These variations give a sequential reading of the facades while maintaining a functional unity from the 2nd floor up. On the ground floor an entrance porch opens right through to the internal gardens and provides independent public access to a gym, which itself is given increased visibility from the street by means of a double-height, fully glazed facade.

Location
Rue du Pilier, ZAC Nozal-Front Populaire, Aubervilliers 93
Programme
offices, gym
Client
Nessus
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Arnaud Neveu project leader), Atelier Roberta (landscape architect), Terrell (engineering), Cbre (client project management), Acoustique & Conseil (acoustics), Sinteo (sustainability), Omega Alliance (demolition decontamination)
Surface area
Offices 8 100 m², gym 600 m²
Calendar
on site, completion December 2019
Materials
architectonic concrete, glass, steel and aluminium (facade)
Certification
Sustainability (2015 standards) Excellent, BBC Effinergie 2017, Breeam (New construction 2016) very good, Well Core and Shell Gold

Office development in Paris

2014

Competition

Paris

Location
18-20, avenue de la Porte d’Italie, Paris 13
Programme
office, hotel, retail, parking
Client
Vinci Immobilier
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, EVP (structure), Inex (MEP), Greenaffair (sustainability), Lamoureux (acoustics), Atec (quantity surveyor)
Surface area
22,500 m²
Cost
37 M€
Calendar
competition 2014 (not selected)
Certification
BREEAM very good (hotel, offices)

Office Campus in Gentilly

2018

Office

Gentilly

The site sits in the steep slope of the Bièvre Valley in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris. An awareness of the specific geography of the site is at the heart of this project for offices, and is revealed through transparencies and dynamic visual openings. The entire development is organised along three little valleys running north–south, allowing for the organisation of the different buildings and functions across the slope, each parallel to the other. The 11m-height difference across the site implies the creation of an upper ground-floor level at the level of Rue Pascal (G+4) and a lower ground level at Rue du Président Allende.
The architectural expression and volumetric clarity is unified, despite the design being characterised by the decomposition of the buildings into separate sections. Each segment is different, using a variety of structural grids (1.35 or 2.7 m), colours and heights (G+1 to G+7), and they seem to quietly slip past one another. A multitude of transversal passages are made possible according to which floor one is on: via the planted valley paths that run between the buildings, via the large, open 'agoras' (basement and ground floor), via the large planted terraces on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors, or via footbridges (on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors).

Location
Rue du Président Allende, Gentilly 94
Programme
offices, staff restaurant, retail, auditorium, creche, gym, parking for 440 cars, 170 bicycle stands
Client
Scor
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Clément Bertin and Alberto Sacca team leaders), Alain Barthe (associated architect), Philippe Niez (landscape architect), EVP (structure), Egis (MEP, infrastructure, BIM manager), Elioth (facades), Lasa (acoustics), C Ingénierie (lifts), Caso (H&S), Michel Gaury (kitchens), BATIR Conseil (engineery, AMO sustainable certifications)
Surface area
40 000 m²
Calendar
currently in design phase. Competition winner 2016
Materials
pierced concrete walls (structure), prefabricated coloured concrete and glass (facade), aluminium
Certification
E+/C- (E2 C1), RT 2012 -40%, HQE 2015 excellent, BREEAM excellent, WELL Silver

Office building rue de Bercy

2018

Office

Paris 12

The studio is refurbishing and transforming 12,000 sqm of office space on Rue de Bercy in Paris' 12th arrondissement. The project opens up the building, which paradoxically had been cut off from its surroundings: housing the car park of the AccorHotels Arena, the ground floor turned its back on the green spaces of the Place Bernstein and the adjoining riverside park.
The entrance and lobby on Rue de Bercy are preserved, but the car park is reduced to a central pocket encircled by retail outlets that open to the exterior. At the centre of the building we have demolished the base (ground and first floors) of the original building to create an atrium bathed in natural light.
With regards massing, the building is lifted up to the height of the three protruding cylinders. The two corners are closed and the concrete walls of the cylinders demolished to create a large open floor plate on each floor for improved internal organisation. An 8-storey agricultural greenhouse will be built on the roof of the restaurant.
On the facade an inclination is incorporated which lightens the solid panels between glazed openings, while above, the spandrel panels are cut down to allow for more glazing and make the building appear lighter.

Location
61-69, rue de Bercy, Paris 12
Programme
offices, agricultural greenhouse, retail, restaurant, 24 parking spaces
Client
Axa
Client project manager
Redman
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Thomas Mennesson HLB project leader), MOX (executive architects), Alto (sustainability), Evp (structure), Katene (MEP), Acef (facades), Meta (acoustics), Mugo (landscape architect), CC Ingénierie (lifts), Conceptions Nouvelles (kitchens), Softroom (decorating), Dal (quantity surveyor), Vpeas (specifier), Csd Faces (fire safety), Qualiconsult (Checking authority and fire safety)
Surface area
15,250 m² (offices 14,000 m², retail 500 m², restaurant 500 m², agricultural greenhouse 250 m²)
Cost
31,6 M€
Calendar
feasibility end 2015, design phase 2016-2017, site 2018-2020
Materials
enamelled ceramic, composite metal panels
Certification
Sustainable building, BREEAM, WiredScore

New Montparnasse Tower By Nouvelle AOM

2016

Mixed use

Paris

Nouvelle AOM is the collective created in June 2016 to enter the international Demain Montparnasse competition.  Formed of the association of the founders of three separate Parisian practices (Franklin Azzi Architecture, Chartier Dalix and Hardel Le Bihan Architectes), it is a new, independent entity, working in collaboration with a team of highly qualified, Paris-based consultants, including Setec, T/E/S/S and Elioth.
Three studios, because the associates felt that the Montparnasse Tower deserved a collaborative design, that it must be the reflection of multiple entities.
The name refers to AOM, the collective of architects who designed the original tower, which was built in 1973: Agence Architecturale pour l'Opération Maine-Montparnasse, made up of Eugène Beaudoin, Urbain Cassan, Louis-Gabriel de Hoÿm de Marien and Jean Saubot.
The architects of Nouvelle AOM are of the same generation as the tower, grew up in the neighbourhood. In October 2016, finalists selected out of 700 candidates, they brought together a team of about 50 people on the 44th floor of the tower to form a laboratory of design and research, producing models on site, working, collaboratively, on the project for the tower they dreamed of for Montparnasse.

www.nouvelle-aom.com

Location
33, avenue du Maine, Paris 15
Programme
office building, business center, hotel, restaurants, stores, sport club, kindergarden, sky greenhouse
Client
EITMM
Client project manager
Woodeum
Team
Nouvelle AOM (Franklin Azzi, Chartier Dalix, Hardel Le Bihan Architects), SETEC (general engineering), T/E/S/S (facades), Elioth (sustainability), GV Ingenierie (quantity surveyor)
Cost
300 M€
Calendar
construction site start on 2019, delivery on 2024

Nazca Hotel

2005

Competition

Peru

The hotel is a line soaring up towards the sky, a vertical monument dedicated to the mysterious geoglyphs that cover the Nazca desert in southern Peru. Two inhabited beams suspended 100 m up house 20 bedrooms, the panoramic restaurant and the reception. These beams are supported by three columns housing vertical circulation, photovoltaic panels, reservoirs and water treatment plant. One of these extends up to 200 m as an observation tower for the entire site. The hotel was prefabricated in Lima and assembled on site in a few weeks. It is a fragile giant, just like one of the archaeological figures that it steps over. Its energy sufficiency and building system mean that it is both extensible and reversible. Economical and dismountable, it will always be adaptable to the uncertain future of tourism.

Location
Nazca desert, Peru
Programme
hôtel de 20 chambres, observatoire des pétroglyphes
Surface area
2 000 m²
Calendar
Concours d’idées Arquitectum 2005

Mixed use building, Nantes

2018

Mixed use

Nantes

Standing at the foot of Tabarly Bridge, the building can be seen from a distance, marking the edge of the burgeoning Malakoff neighbourhood, the sweeping landscapes of the Loire, and Nantes Island. Its massing and architectural detailing are also designed to work at a human scale, and work well within the surroundings.
Our project is based on overlapping uses by positioning them across the width of the building. This mixed-use approach reflects the dynamism of the 'nouveau Malakoff' surrounding neighbourhood. Slipping between the three sections that make up the development makes it possible to abut the programmes: a volume of housing to the south and two volumes of offices to the north. This decision to overlap the different volumes greatly increases the quality of the future building, in terms both of urbanism and architecture as well as functionality and sustainability. The orientation of the housing units is given priority, with views over the Loire, providing a maximum number of multi-orientated apartments and loggias at the corners.
The regularity of the facades is enlivened by variations in the frame in the form of occasionally alternating single and double grids. The prefabrication of concrete elements highlights the care given to the architecture.

Location
Boulevard de Berlin. Malakoff Centre urban development zone. Nantes
Programme
28 housing units for open market, offices, shops, parking
Client
Linkcity Grand Ouest
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Barbara Clout project leader), MOX (executive architects), Bouygues Bâtiment Grand Ouest (general contractor)
Surface area
6 000 m² floor area (housing 2 000 m², offices 4 000 m², shops 250 m²)
Cost
9 M€
Calendar
competition 2015. Start of works July 2017. Completion 1st quarter 2019
Materials
prefabricated impregnated concrete

Mixed development, Paris

2017

Mixed use

Paris

Mixing hotel, offices and workshops in a hybrid programme, the 17&CO project redensifies the Avenue de Saint-Ouen, aiming to become a destination in its own right, linked to the internationally renown neighbouring flea-market. By redrawing the lines needed to structure the site, we are able to open the ground floor out onto the street and bring the public space into play. The challenge is also to open up the block: the overall urban form was designed to dialogue with the existing apartment block to which it runs parallel, enhancing it and making it more accessible.
The site, whose trapezoidal geometry allows us to create generous terraces on the west facade, is made permeable by throughways, openings, public and shared semi-public spaces, not only at ground level but also higher up. Right up to the roof, where a sky bar, gym and glasshouse for events have been created.
Reversible landmark building, the Karaoke Tower marks the southern limit of the development, punctuating the advertising hoardings along the Boulevard Périphérique. The tower speaks of parties and sound, neither of which find a ready home within the traditional urban fabric.
Finally, the project, which preserves 500 existing parking spaces, incorporates a multi-service transport hub based on the idea of a valet service that offers different modes of transport to follow on from the private car: bicycles, car sharing, communal parking.

Location
Avenue de la Porte de Saint-Ouen, Paris 18
Programme
Offices, hotel, co-living, youth hostel, retail, karaoke, transport hub
Client
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Juliette Chourrout and Benoît Fiton project leaders), Terrell (structure), Le Sommer (sustainability), Mugo (landscape architect)
Surface area
18,000 m² GIA (offices 8,800 m², hotel 3,700 m², hostel and co-living 4,700 m², karaoke 600 m²)
Calendar
start of works 2019

Mesnil Amelot station

2016

Facility

Le Mesnil Amelot

Location
Le Mesnil Amelot 93
Programme
automatic GPE's metro line 17's station
Client
Société du Grand Paris (SGP)
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, Feichtinger Architectes, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates SRA, Oger International (engineering), Sepia GC (structure), Tisseyre+associés (acoustics)
Calendar
Restricted competition 2016 (not selected)

Masséna Offices

2010

Office

Paris

Location
Paris Rive Gauche Masséna urban development zone, lot M5B3, Paris 13
Programme
office, retail and parking
Client
Ogic, Sogelym Dixence
Surface area
6,130 m²
Cost
14 M€
Calendar
competition 2010 (not selected)
Certification
NF Bâtiments tertiaires, BBC, Certivea

LN apartment

2004

Housing

Paris

How does one go about installing an apartment, an office, a small apartment for occasional visitors, and an exhibition space for a collection of contemporary art, all within 165 m2? We undertook studies in this dynamic typology that would optimise both space and volume within the complex programme. Spaces and functions are considered by superimposition and permutation rather than fragmentation and distribution. An open, continuous space winds around a technical core, prism of articulation between the existing and the extension, between dark and light, communal and private. Three large sliding screens and two pivoting screens allow for the subdivision of space that is around the core, providing for a multitude of different configurations to meet a variety of professional or private uses. In an open space arrangement, the mobile screens hide storage and equipment, functionally and visually neutralising each part of the programme to give one neutral, unified space.

Location
Paris
Programme
partment, office and small guest apartment
Client
private
Surface area
165 m²
Calendar
2004

Le Monde headquarters, Paris

2014

Competition

Paris

French newspaper Le Monde wanted a headquarters that would hold a place in the heart of Paris similar to the place it occupies within the landscape of French media. The building has to be both landmark and observatory, to make sense of the city that it calls home, and in return to provide it with a singular and exacting viewpoint. As the site benefits from exceptional visibility, the project had first and foremost to put forward its urban qualities.
Its massing acts as an indicator of the complex topography of the site, and of the rich architectural heritage of the surrounding area. But it is above all within the editorial offices, inside looking out, that we wanted to provide the staff of Le Monde with stimulating spaces. A building within which information circulates freely, where ideas can be thought through calmly. A protective haven for the journalists, conducive to debate, while also forming a place to welcome the political, economic and cultural figures of the moment, as well as the readers themselves of the different titles published by the group.

Location
avenue Pierre Mendès France, Paris 13
Programme
construction of an office building
Client
Groupe Le Monde
Team
EVP (structure), Sylva Conseil (timber), Elioth (sustainability, facades), Atec (quantity surveyor), Piet Oudolf (landscape architect), C. Sandison (artist)
Surface area
20,000 m²
Cost
40 M€
Calendar
competition 2014-2015, finalist project
Materials
concrete, anodised aluminium facade
Certification
french standards for office buildings - Sustainable building - Certivea

Housing, Rue de l’Harmonie

2012

Housing

Paris

The social housing and sheltered accommodation make this a place of hope, of social (re)integration by means of access to appropriate housing. The southern facade continues those already along the street, drawing a slight fold to affirm and enhance the offset of its surface from the two adjoining buildings. The existing house is lifted up and reorganised to make it possible to incorporate the sheltered accommodation and to give it a distinct character. It makes best use of abutting the window-less party walls in order to preserve the transversal openness across the site.

Location
6, rue de l’Harmonie, Paris 15
Programme
sheltered accommodation and social housing (26 new units, 14 renovated)
Client
Paris Habitat
Surface area
1,200 m²
Cost
2,4 M€
Calendar
completion 2012
Certification
New-build: THPE 2005. BBC. H&E Profil A, Qualitel. Plan Climat de la Ville de Paris. Renovation: Patrimoine, H&E

Housing Érard Paris

2018

Housing

Paris

In order to integrate this new building into its environment, particularly with regards the two low adjoining buildings, we broke down its massing and made it less compact. The 6th and 8th floors step back incrementally from the street-front and west facades to form two upper-level superimposed volumes, benefitting from their west-facing aspect. The five first levels benefit from balconies that cantilever 1 metre out over the street and participate in the overall composition of the volumes, where each section reveals a different type of apartment. The accessible exterior spaces – balconies and terraces – provide both efficient sun-screening and privacy from the neighbours. They reinforce the coherence and identity of the ensemble, while lightening its mass.
We proposed an innovative building system to minimise the use of concrete and thus the resultant environmental disruption from the site. Above all, the practice was adamant that the building should be made as flexible as possible to meet the future, anticipating the obsolescence of the envelope and changes in the building's use. The structure is formed of a reinforced concrete frame with the core providing lateral stability. The facade, in lightweight timber panels, can easily be modified or replaced in the long term.

Location
Rue Érard, Paris 12
Programme
27 new housing units for first-time buyers, 1 retail unit
Client
Emerige
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Renaud Pinet team leader), EVP (structure), Silva Conseil (timber construction), MCH (MEP), MOX (executive architect)
Surface area
2 000 m²
Cost
3,5 M€
Calendar
currently on site. Competition 2015, completion first quarter 2019
Materials
Timber panels (facade frames integrate insulation), reinforced concrete (posts, beams, floor slabs)
Certification
H&E 2012

Housing units and offices, Nantes

2018

Mixed use

Nantes

This development on the Boulevard de la Prairie au Duc, in an up-and-coming neighbourhood on the Île de Nantes, is comprised of three buildings with one shared base at ground level. This base houses six retail units, offices facing south and onto the central space, and entrance halls to access the housing units and offices above. The roof of one of the buildings is accessible and has a vegetable garden and external furniture, encouraging shared use by the residents.
Building A comprises 11 storeys above ground, with retail units on the ground floor, then two levels of offices and nine storeys of first-time buyer housing units. Balconies provide views over nearby shipyards and the banks of the Loire in the distance.
Along Boulevard de l'Estuaire, Building B is seven storeys high and occupies a prime position on the site, overlooking the railway tracks that are soon to be transformed into 'city gardens'. The generously glazed ground floor houses modular office spaces designed for collaborative projects and innovative working practices. The five upper levels contain first-time buyer housing units. The unusual detailing of the vaulted roof on the side of the central open space and of the facades (a regular grid of slender concrete beams in-filled with glazing) are inspired by the language of industrial building, in reference to the site's past. Broad balconies give onto the city garden.
Finally, Building C, comprised of social housing units, eight storeys high, presents homogenous massing marked by the regular rhythm of windows, which transcribe its logic of compactness. On the garden side, cantilevering balconies benefit from a south-facing orientation.

Location
Bd de La Prairie au Duc, Nantes (44)
Programme
new housing units, offices, retail
Client
Groupe Duval (offices and social housing); BPD Marignan (open market housing)
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Sandrine Restoux project leader), Atelier Roberta (landscape designer), Egis (executive architect)
Surface area
9,400 m² GFA (housing 7,150 m², offices 1,750 m², shops 500 m²)
Cost
12 M€
Calendar
competition 2015. Completion 1st quarter 2019
Materials
polymer impregnated textured concrete and impregnated rough concrete, precast balconies

Housing Pajol Paris 18

2014

Housing

Paris

The 7-storey building contains 24 rented apartments in its upper floors, while the ground floor contains retail units. The entire length of facade running along Rue Pajol, round the corner, and a third of the way down the facade on Rue Neuve is occupied by one single retail unit, 140 m², but is divisible into two units if required. The other end of the north facade (the crèche side) is occupied by a smaller retail unit. Between the two is the entrance hall to the apartments and the concierge's lodge, which is a small apartment facing onto the garden. Conforming to urban planning legislation, the ground-floor floor-to-ceiling height must be at least 3.2 m (the average under-soffit height is 3.4m).
The single vertical circulation core composed of an enclosed stairway and a lift-shaft, runs from the basement up to the 7th floor. Floors 2 to 5 contain two small, single-aspect apartments, a two-room corner apartment and two three-room apartments at either end, occupying the full depth of the buildings. The 6th and 7th floors are massed towards Rue Pajol while backing up onto the adjoining gable. Their successive steps back create large, accessible terraces.

Location
31-33, rue Pajol, Paris 18
Programme
24 new housing units and retail
Client/developer
Soferim (CPI)
Team
Cap Structures, Innovation fluides
Surface area
2,089 m²
Cost
2,9 M€
Calendar
completion 2014
Materials
brick, concrete

Housing Charonne, Paris

2015

Housing

Paris

The proposed site for the creation of 12 apartments is on a north–south axis, with a 9m-wide street-frontage, facing a little square that opens up views. A high adjoining building to its east allows for abutment, and to the west a generous, tree-lined courtyard. Studies of sunlight and models of the massing of the city-block led us to opt for a single, compact building. To the west, we bring it back 2m from the boundary so as to be able to put in windows to bring natural light and an open view from the kitchens, bathrooms and entrance halls, as well as a second aspect for the sitting-rooms in those apartments on the courtyard side.
The road-side and courtyard-side apartments are separated by a light-well. Extending the 2m recess as far as the road enables us to open up the centre of the block onto the road, giving a visual continuity with the greenery of the square, better ventilation, and allowing more light into the light-well. The progressive cladding of the new building, dictated by its massing, animates the facades on the garden and street sides. Each recess is used to create a terrace or balcony.

Location
141 rue de Charonne, Paris 11
Programme
12 housing units and 1 retail unit
Client
Elogie
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Marc Ordureau project leader), SRC (contractor)
Surface area
995 m²
Cost
2.39 M€
Calendar
delivery 2015
Materials
timber frame, metal and textured concrete cladding, thermal solar panels
Certification
BBC Effinergie, Habitat et Environnement, Cerqual profil A

Housing and school, Bobigny

2018

Mixed use

Bobigny

The housing scheme for plot J1 of the Écocité Canal de l'Ourcq development zone is broken down into seven buildings of different heights, arranged over the site in accordance with the urban and landscaping principles established by Devillers & Associés, urban planner for the Écocité development. In order to reinforce the Rue de Paris as an urban thoroughfare, while also sheltering the centre of the city-block from this busy road, our architectural scheme forms a sufficiently solid screen while leaving visual openings through to the canal.
Within the context of the block, the choice of a pentagonal plan for the buildings presented several advantages: providing an extra face by comparison with a traditional plan, this form, with its subsequent folds on the internal faces of the block, offers increased possibilities for multi-aspect apartments with the resulting variety of views. By sequencing the facades in this way, the project fragments the northern facades, avoiding direct views between the buildings and creating a long, uninterrupted, backlit surface. Like a cylinder, the pentagon is more compact than a four-sided plan. For the same floor surface it has less linear facade and proportionally more windows, resulting in an architectural image of greater quality.

Location
îlot J1, ZAC Écocité, rue de Paris, Bobigny (93)
Programme
193 new housing units (30% social, 70% first-time buyer), school, retail and parking
Client
Cogedim, Demathieu Bard Immobilier
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects – housing (Sandrine Restoux project leader), Sylva Landscaping (landscape architect), Incet (MEP), Symoe (sustainability), MOX (executive architect), Lehoux Phily Samaha (architect – school)
Surface area
13,600 m²
Cost
19,5 M€
Calendar
on site. Competition 2015, completion first quarter 2019
Certification
H&E (habitat & environment) 2012

Housing and crèche, rue de la Pompe

2015

Housing

Paris

The development is built on a large site that was entirely occupied by a garage. The challenge of the operation consisted in integrating social housing, quality housing for first-time buyers and a crèche, all on the same, densely developed site. The street frontage of the site is characterised by a non-alignment, which allowed us to express two distinctive volumes and so soften the visual impact of a large built face. This non-alignment resulted in the street having two different widths, so generating two different building heights (an extra storey for the first-time buyer housing). The inclined planes of the rooflines allowed for the integration of roof terraces on the top two levels of each building: the successive recesses above the fifth floor allow for generous terraces orientated to the south and the east.

Location
46-50, rue de la Pompe, Paris 16
Programme
construction of 80 housing units (38 social, 42 first-time buyer), crèche and car park
Client
Sodéarif (LinkCity), Paris Habitat (social housing), LBO (investor)
Team
Innovation Fluides, Philipe Niez (landscape architect)
Surface area
7,000 m²
Cost
15 M€
Calendar
completion 2015
Materials
stone, aluminium, frameless structural glazing
Certification
BBC. H&E Profil A option. Plan Climat de la Ville de Paris

House in the forest

2012

Housing

France

Il est rare pour des architectes d'être consulté pour construire au cœur d'une forêt. L’opportunité suit la mise en vigueur d'un PLU autorisant la transformation de bâtiments agricoles en habitation. Le projet consiste à métamorphoser un ancien hangar en ruine en annexe à la gestion forestière. Le projet s'inspire de son contexte particulier qui fait que, de toutes parts, le paysage s'enroule de façon homogène en une succession de troncs plus ou moins larges et de ramages enchevêtrés. La maison n'a donc pas de façade principale, son plan n'est pas polarisé : en tous points de la pièce principale qui regroupe la cuisine, la salle-à-manger et le salon, les habitants profitent de perspectives cadrées sur la forêt environnante. Les chambres sont conçues comme des cabanes adossées aux parois intérieures de façade et de toiture, dans des volumes cylindriques qui s'apparentent à de larges troncs évidés.

Location
France
Programme
annex to the forest station
Client
private
Team
in association with Raphaël Gabrion architecte
Surface area
220 m² GIA + terraces
Cost
630 000 €
Calendar
completion 2012
Materials
timber (larch)

Hotel in Amiens

2012

Facility

Amiens

In both function and architecture, the hotel is the first thing met by travellers exiting from the south side of Amiens' Gare de Nord. Largely open onto the public space, its ground floor reads as an extension of the station's forecourt. The main body of the 6-storey building takes the form of a large, curving, concrete sail, rounded at the principal angles so as so soften its massing and recall the stretching curves of the railway tracks that run alongside the space. The choice of white concrete pays homage to Auguste Perret, architect of the station, the Place Alphonse Figuet and the tower. A top floor in backlit, profiled glass highlights the curves of the facade and reinforces the presence of the building at night, a nod at the neon signs that characterise station surroundings. The organic composition of the windows amplifies the dynamism of the facade despite the strict regularity of its structural and functional grid.

Location
ZAC Gare Centre, Amiens (80)
Programme
hotel with 108 bedrooms and restaurant
Client
Sodéarif (LinkCity)
Surface area
3,500 m²
Cost
5,5 M€ (excl. fit-out)
Calendar
completion 2012
Certification
French standards for service sector buildings, THPE Cref (energy performance reference) -20%, Certivea

High-rise office building Paris

In progress

Office

Paris

The project to transform this high-rise building, located Rue de la Tombe Issoire in Paris, seized the opportunity of the asbestos being removed, for an overall revision of the way the building was used. The facade of its base has been brought into scale with the rest of the building. It has been stretched to double height, serving as a protective screen for the Japanese garden that has been made at the corner of the two roads. The ground floor has been entirely rethought. The entrance is part of a fluid distribution that runs from the forecourt right into the centre of the building. Off the reception is a meeting room overlooking the garden, and a lounge area that manages the transition between the exterior and interior.
In plan, the office areas are now open floor plates, flexible and modular, around a restructured central core; the landings are naturally lit; circulation has been optimised, gaining 100m² on each level; a peripheral walkway has made it possible to incorporate internal solar shading and for facade maintenance without the need for a cradle system.
On the third floor, part of the surface area originally destined for traditional offices has been transformed into a co-working space, opening onto a terrace on the same level. By optimising services, a terrace on the 12th floor has also been freed up and enlarged, providing 360° views over the rooftops of Paris.

Location
27-29 rue de la Tombe Issoire, Paris 14
Programme
Restructuration of an high-rise office building from the 1960s. Creation of a coworking space, a fitness and a café
Client
Assurances du Crédit Mutuel
Team
Sedri
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Raoul Collados team leader)
Surface area
11 150 m² + 310 m² of outdoor spaces
Calendar
feasibility 2016, construction starting nov 2018, completion summer 2020
Materials
Prefabricated concrete, enamelled glass, sheet steel
Certification
sustainable building (HQE Exceptionnel)

H House

2013

Housing

Paris

The massing blends into the dense urban landscape, fitting in with the heights and scale of the adjoining buildings, keeping the idea of a traditional townhouse, or of artists' workshops. If its height closer resembles that of an apartment building, its volumetric composition in three distinct volumes gives it the reading of a house. Our approach was one of a certain abstraction from materials (heterogeneous surroundings) into order to focus on the shape. The massing is simple and pared back. Three blocks are piled one on top of the other, in the same material (power-coated steel cladding) but with different finishes.

Location
Paris
Programme
private house
Client
private
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes (Clément Bertin project leader)
Surface area
180 m² GIA + terraces
Cost
15 M€
Calendar
completion 2013
Materials
power-coated steel sheets (cladding), timber (openings)
Certification
BBC Cep<50 kWh/m2 SHON

Greyfoot

2015

Bureau

Paris

Le territoire du projet rassemble des entités contradictoires dans leur fonctionnement mais qui participent à l’identité de ce morceau de ville. L’enjeu de notre proposition est de les fédérer pour aménager une cohérence urbaine. Le projet est envisagé sur un mode recto verso : un extérieur dense qui répond à l’environnement intense, à la ville de la voiture. Un « intérieur » protégé et accueillant, propice au confort d’usage et à la sociabilité urbaine, dans une variété d’espaces à l’air libre. L’enveloppe extérieure est caractérisée par la minéralité du marbre et la transparence du verre. Des débords de planchers de près de 1 m participent à la protection solaire et au nettoyage des façades sans recourir à des nacelles.

Location
Paris
Programme
immeuble tertiaire
Client
Unibail
Surface area
12 500 m² SHON
Cost
25 M€
Calendar
concours 2015

Gendarme station and Housing

2010

Facility

Bresles

Location
Bresles 60
Programme
construction of a gendarme station and 30 housing
Client
Société d’aménagement de l’Oise
Surface area
2,500 m²
Cost
5,8 M€
Calendar
competition 2010 (not selected)

GCC Headquarters

2015

Office

Les Mureaux (78)

Location
Les Mureaux (78)
Programme
bureaux et parkings
Client
GCC
Team
en association avec Atelier Silva Landscaping (paysagiste)
Surface area
6 339 m² (extension 85 m2)
Cost
10,5 M€
Calendar
concours 2015, projet non retenu

G apartment

2005

Housing

Paris

Looking for a work method specific to the project allowed us to associate the interior designer and architects from the beginning, bringing together two very different methods and styles. The clients wanted to introduce two different ambiances: château life, in a classical style, and urban life, with a pared back, contemporary architecture. To avoid any kind of cadavre exquis and ensure coherence within this pairing of designers and styles, we focussed our attention on the centre of the apartment for the installation of all the functional and technical aspects of the programme, while the interior designer worked on the internal envelope, the rear of the facade. The result was spaces with a duality, with an abstract contemporary face on the city side (white gloss) and a traditional, decorative face on the park side (18th-century panelling, heavy curtains). Between these two worlds a collection of contemporary art finds its home.

Location
Paris
Programme
major refurbishment of an apartment
Client
private
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, Sylvie Nègre (interior designer)
Surface area
350 m²
Calendar
completion 2005

Delbet additional floors

2006

Housing

Paris

This project began with a modest building (3-storey, Art Deco-inspired facade and regulatory allowance for another 150 m2) and a client living in the 50 m2 of the top floor without much interest in contemporary architecture. However, property values left him no alternative in order to accommodate his growing family in central Paris. Then comes a chance meeting with a new generation architectural surveyor from the planning office, who confirmed, "the possibility of expressing a contemporary architectural creation, on existing buildings, as on buildings which will be constructed." A constructive discussion began. We treated the two new levels like a zinc roof so as not to add another element to the facade, which already had a crowning and two different renders. The volume is broken down to respect a balance of scale with the existing levels below, to create breathing spaces, let in natural light and cross views, within the perimeter of the overall volume. The client's wishes matched the latest sustainability targets: to plant recesses and vegetalise the facades, natural light, remain living on the 2nd floor during works, and avoid the use of wet trades.

Location
Paris 14
Programme
construction of two additional storeys and renovation of existing
Client
private
Surface area
135 m² (extension 85 m²)
Cost
300,000 €
Calendar
completion 2006
Materials
timber (structure), zinc
Certification
sustainable building

DDD House

2014

Housing

Paris

La composition volumétrique s’inscrit dans le paysage urbain dense, s’adapte aux gabarits de la rue et à l’échelle des constructions mitoyennes, tout en respectant l’idée d’une maison de ville traditionnelle, à l’image des hôtels particuliers ou des ateliers d’artistes. Si par sa hauteur, l’édifice se rapproche plus de l’immeuble de rapport, c’est la composition des volumes en trois ensembles distincts qui permet de le lire comme une maison. Notre parti est celui d’une certaine abstraction de la matière (hétérogène alentour) au profit d’un travail sur la forme. La volumétrie s’exprime par une forme simple et épurée. Trois boîtes sont empilées les unes sur les autres et traitées avec un matériau unique (bardage en tôle acier laqué) mais avec des finitions différentes.

Location
Paris 20
Programme
private house
Client
private
Surface area
250 m²
Cost
500,000 €
Calendar
completion 2014
Materials
brick, concrete

Daumier additional floors

2009

Housing

Paris

The project consists of the addition of two extra floors to a two-storey 1950s townhouse. In order to avoid the new volume looking like a heavy block, we used a cladding of aluminium mesh in different densities. This perforated second skin unifies and distinguishes the extension. It integrates all the different functions of the envelope (cladding, shutters, balustrades), thus limiting the addition of these extra elements on to an existing, modernist facade. The new volume appears as a simple crown that enhances its base, giving only an idea of the bedrooms inside.

Location
Paris 16
Programme
two new upper floors
Client
private
Surface area
80 m² GIA + terraces
Cost
340 000 €
Calendar
completion 2009
Materials
timber panels (structure), aluminium (mesh on facade)
Certification
sustainable building

Crédit Agricole headquarters

2013

Office

La Rochelle

Location
Parc technologique de Lagord, La Rochelle 17
Programme
headquarters offices
Client
Groupe Crédit Agricole
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, Philippe Niez (landscape architect)
Surface area
20,000 m²
Calendar
competition 2013 (not selected)
Certification
RT2012

Cinéma, Fontainebleau

2013

Cinema

Fontainebleau

Location
rue Maréchal de Villars, Fontainebleau 77
Programme
6 screens cinema (1,200 seats), retail, playground
Client
SAEM Butte Monceau
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, EVP (structure), Innovation Fluides (MEP), Peutz (acoustics), Atec (quantity surveyor)
Surface area
5,000 m²
Cost
7,2 M€
Calendar
competition 2013 (not selected)
Certification
RT 2012

Children's gallery, Museum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris

2010

Facility

Paris

This project consisted of creating an exhibition space for children, an educational workshop and a theatre in the large room of the Galerie de l'Évolution. We took down all the existing installation apart from the cross beams supporting the mezzanine, in order to arrange the exhibition space over two levels. The theatre and educational workshop are superimposed at the far end of the room. The theatre is an enclosed space on the ground floor, entirely glazed, which can be screened off by means of a large curtain around its perimeter. The educational workshop opens onto the theatre from the mezzanine.

Location
36, rue Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Paris 5
Programme
educational space for the Grande Galerie de l’Évolution
Client
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (MNHN)
Team
Pascal Payeur (scenography)
Surface area
650 m² GIA
Cost
2,4 M€
Calendar
competition winner and completion 2010

Chalet des îles

2013

Facility

Paris

The extension of the Chalet on the lake in the Bois de Boulogne finds its place within the landscape by embracing the contrast between two different architectures. The glass and timber pavilion opens onto the water. It comprises a sheltered, planted patio and, on the roof, a large terrace offering panoramic views out over the lake. The building is low and light. A hedge of azaleas encloses the space. The facades carry a system of sunscreen panels that function as vertical shutters, animating the facades and giving them a clear identity.

Location
Bois de Boulogne, Paris 16
Programme
reconstruction and extension of the Chalet des îles
Client
private
Surface area
120 m² GIA
Cost
800,000 €
Calendar
completion 2013
Materials
timber (sunscreens in larch, roof terrace in Douglas fir), glass (triple glazing)

Centre for higher education, Paris

2017

Mixed use

Paris

To ensure its place within the horizontal lines of the riverside landscape at the foot of France's national radio station building Maison de la Radio, a multi-energy hub for last-mile logistics has been designed as a long object on the banks of the Seine. Sitting above this, in the style of a lightweight building on stilts, Hardel Le Bihan's centre for higher education divides into two suspended levels, which are extended by continuous balconies overlooking the river. These are topped by a little rooftop pavilion that opens onto the roof garden. The facade is light and transparent, rhythmed by folds in the glazing that dialogue with the rippling waves and multiply the viewing angles.
Inside, to support a new approach to education based on entrepreneurialism, the flexible floor plates with a timber-framed structure house different methods for education, in teaching spaces and in an incubator, which aims to accompany young graduates in the transition into working life. The building has been awarded the highest environmental certification, E+/C-, meeting the low-carbon emissions targeted by the City of Paris.

Location
Avenue du Président Kennedy, Paris 16
Programme
multi-energy hub, logistics centre, higher education centre, public esplanade Clients: PRD Office (education), Sogaris (logistics)
Client
PRD Office (education), Sogaris (logistics)
Team
Setec Organisation
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Juliette Chourrout project leader), Bassinet Turquin (associated landscape architect), Syvil (architect multi-energy hub), Philippe Roux (coordinator), Egis (engineering), Elioth (sustainability)
Surface area
Education centre 7,500 m² (teaching rooms 6,000 m², incubator 1,500 m²)
Calendar
competition Réinventer la Seine, winning project 2017
Materials
timber, glass
Certification
E+/C-. Bioclimatic design, cogeneration, Sylfen Energy Hub storage system

Boulogne-Billancourt offices

2012

Office

Boulogne-Billancourt

Location
Seguin Rives de Seine urban development zone, Lot Y, Boulogne-Billancourt 92
Programme
offices, showroom, restaurant and parkings
Client
Kaufman & Broad
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, EVP (structure), VS-A (facade), RFR Elements (sustainability), Atec (quantity surveyor)
Surface area
9,300 m²
Cost
18 M€
Calendar
competition 2012 (finalist)
Certification
NF Bâtiments tertiaires, BBC, Certivea

Bassins à Flot cinema, Bordeaux

2018

Facility

Bordeaux

The cinema stretches from the quay to Rue Lucien Faure across two city blocks, around 80m long and 45m wide, separated by a covered walkway. The entrance faces the recently created Place du Pertuis. From the hall to the screen entrances, the building is largely open over the city. The long corridor on the first floor, like an internal street, gives a sequence of views out over the city of Bordeaux and the water in the Bassins à Flot harbour basins, and participates in the urban animation of the facades. The cinema exits dotted around the complex, along with the retail destination on the ground floor, participate in this quest for dialogue between the new cinema and its surrounding neighbourhood. The form, the play of roofs and the arrangement of the building make the most of the site to increase both user experience and energy efficiency. The glazed surfaces and sun-screens are adapted to their orientation to ensure thermal, acoustic and visual comfort. The landscaping of gardens overhanging the quay brings natural light into the middle of the building while also providing green space for residents and strollers along the quay.

Location
Bassins à Flots, Bordeaux (33)
Programme
13-screen multiplex cinema (2,400 seats), retail
Client
Pitch Promotion, Fayat Immobilier
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Renaud Pinet project leader), Ingerop (engineering)
Surface area
12 000 m²
Calendar
currently on site, completion 2019
Materials
glass, steel structure, polished concrete (cinemas), steel trough (roof)

Apartment hotel, Paris

2017

Housing

Paris

In an area of urban redevelopment alongside the northern stretch of Paris' boulevard périphérique ring-road at Porte Pouchet, the long facade of the Odalys City 148-room apartment hotel faces onto what is soon to be Place Pouchet. The project is part of a larger scheme for a zone of urban development directed by urban planners TVK and Michel Guthmann. The massing and envelope of Hardel Le Bihan's architectural proposal for the hotel address three issues: the arrangement of assorted spaces and scales, at first glance difficult to unite; respect for the visual comfort and privacy of the residents of the Borel flats to the rear of the site; and reducing acoustic reverberation in the future square. Rather than creating additional disturbance, the undulating metal cladding of the long facade contributes to urban comfort by diffracting traffic noise. This wave was also designed to bring a bit of joy into this cold and impersonal zone on the city's edge. The corridor and facade walls are load bearing, whereas the walls between the bedrooms are lightweight partitions for easy dismantling, a design choice on the part of the architects in case of change of use: large, open floors could easily be created.

Location
Rue Missoffe, Paris 17
Programme
apartment hotel, 148 rooms with kitchenette; hall–reception; breakfast room; spa-hammam; gym; 53-bay car park
Client/developer
Groupe Duval
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architects (Magali Lamoureux project leader), MOX (executive architects), EVP (structure), IGREC Ingénierie (services, quantity surveying, sustainability), LASA (acoustics), Legendre (General contractor)
Surface area
6,581 m² (apartment hotel 5.258 m², shops 1.323 m²)
Cost
10.8 M€
Calendar
competition winner 2013; completion November 2017
Materials
concrete, anodised aluminium cladding

42 logements à Épinay

2014

Logement

Épinay-sur-Seine

Location
îlot Le Peigne, av de Lattre de Tassigny, Epinay-sur-Seine 93
Programme
42 new housing units, retail and parking
Client
DCF for La Foncière Logement
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, Atec (quantity surveyor), At3e (thermal engineering)
Surface area
3 700 m²
Cost
7,1 M€
Calendar
competition 2014 (not selected)
Certification
H&E profil A Qualitel, RT 2012

38 new housing units in Sartrouville

2011

Housing

Sartrouville

This project is part of the overall urban renewal of the Quatre Chemins neighbourhood. We have created an urban street frontage and broken the building down into three blocks in order to open up views into the middle of the development and through to the building at rear of the site. The idea was to give the three blocks the look of juxtaposed buildings of the ordinary and varied forms found in the streets of the town centre below: double-pitched roofs, attics, brick buildings, rendered buildings ... The architectural sequence thus created along the street breaks with the monotony of the particularly uniform existing built fabric (one single block of uniform height on the western side of the street). The scale of the street is changed by introducing a kind of domesticity that was lacking. Finally, as the above ground car parks take up a large proportion of the space, we chose to conceal them by integrating them into the ground-floor plan, to the north beneath the building, to the south beneath the terraces.

Location
Les Quatre Chemins, Sartrouville (78)
Programme
38 new housing units « Plus CD », above-ground parking 38 places
Client
Batigere IDF
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, LGX (general engineering)
Surface area
3,115 m²
Cost
4,2 M€
Calendar
completion 2011
Materials
brick, concrete
Certification
H&E (habitat & environment) A rating, HPE 2005 Cref -20%, Qualitel

30 housing units in Clichy

2013

Housing

Clichy

Location
Rue Chance Milly, Clichy 92
Programme
construction of 30 new housing units for first time buyers
Client
Crédit Agricole Immobilier
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes
Surface area
3 150 m²
Cost
4,2 M€
Calendar
competition 2013 (not selected)
Certification
RT2012

250 Housing units in Palaiseau

2016

Housing

Palaiseau

This new neighbourhood is grafted in one continuous flow onto the surrounding neighbourhoods: a new kind of hybrid urban typology, between houses in the woods and the eco-neighbourhood, a residential neighbourhood that goes hand in hand with the free composition of a contemporary and sustainable piece of city. Permeability with surrounding styles deliberately influenced the form of our building, its orientations, massing and geometry. The variety of typologies (detached and collective) and architectural styles (three teams of associated architects) play a strategic role in this quest for heterogeneity. It was not a question of designing a self-sufficient, exogenous 'housing estate', but rather of proposing a neighbourhood with a variety of atmospheres, integrated with its surroundings and using mimicry, breaks in scale and heights to create a feeling of having always been there. The enviable geographic position of the site, at less that a kilometre from a major regional transport hub and close to a shopping centre, led us to favour circulation on foot or bicycle within a public space conducive to community contact, where the role of the car is carefully managed and confined to functional car parks.

Location
Avenue des Alliés, Palaiseau (91)
Programme
construction of 250 units of social housing
Client
Immobilière 3F
Team
Hardel Le Bihan Architectes, Gaëtan Le Penhuel (lead architect), O-S Architecte (associate architect). CET Ingénierie (general engineering), RFR Elements (sustainability), Sylva Landscaping (landscape architect)
Surface area
25,000 m²
Cost
31 M€
Calendar
completion 2016
Materials
concrete, timber and powder-coated metal (openings), external insulation
Certification
H&E Profil A. RT 2012. Label BBC

132 Housing units in Chevilly-Larue

2016

Housing

Chevilly-Larue

Location
Zac Triangle des Meuniers, Chevilly Larue (94)
Programme
132 new, first-time buyer housing units
Client
Nexity
Team
in association with Raphaël Gabrion architecte
Surface area
8,165 m²
Calendar
competition 2016
Certification
RT 2012