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A building that reuses old maritime containers to build a 126 rooms residence for athletes, a restaurant and a garden with a health course on the mezzanine and magnificent views of the Seine.
|Program||Student residence (126 rooms)|
|Floor area||36080 sqf|
|Owner||DUVAL, AMETIS Île-de-France et Les Promoteurs du Grand Paris|
|Architects||MFR Architectes / ITAR architectes / archi5|
|Certifications||Label Biodiversity, E3C1, NF Habitat HQE…|
Their standardized size makes it easy to stack them up several floors. Along with being modular, they resist water, fire, shock and salt. Fitted out and isolated, they can thus become a building like the others.
This seven-story building presents itself as an evolving system that could be trans-formed over time and as needed. The containers act as real cells having the ability to plug and unplug. Today they are rooms for athletes, yet tomorrow they can evolve into university residences or offices. The structure is mobile, flexible, and constantly evolving. It is therefore an economical, practical, clever and recyclable project.
Already in the year 2000, the agency had built, from containers and in record time, the base of the French sailing team for the America’s Cup in New Zealand. The offices accommodated up to 90 people with a restaurant, a gym, technical rooms, a panoramic terrace. The project received the New Zealand Innovation Award. A few years later, the containers were reused to build in Valencia, Spain, the working base of a new sailing team.