Hotel citizen M, Paris
The existing office building is demolished in favor of an 84-room hotel developed on five levels. Part of the low floors are kept as infrastructure, except for a twenty square meter area at the back of the plot, where a charming shade garden blossoms in the open ground. A monumental staircase marks the entrance and leads to a first double-height basement, naturally lit, where the lounge, the bar, the patio and the meeting rooms are located. On the second floor, the furnished rooms are glazed on their entire facade. The window frames are concealed by natural stone frame elements. Thermal solar panels for the production of hot water conceal the technical equipment necessary for the proper functioning of the establishment.