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Winning project for the Reinventing Paris 2 competition in January 2019 on the Seine water pumping plant site called “Auteuil factory” in the 16th arrondissement in Paris. A citizen project, carried by the local residents.
|Program||Mixed uses: Youth Hostel, shops, shared gardens, urban farm, co-working…|
|Floor area||2879.00 m²|
|Owner||Usine des cinq sens|
|Location||77 avenue de Versailles à Paris 75016|
|Concrete structure||BET Khephren|
|Facad structure Fluides et HQE||Elements Ingenierie|
|Certifications||BDF and Biodivercity|
The Usine des Cinq Sens is a sensory laboratory. By creating a synergy of all five senses, it allows each of us to feel more in harmony with ourselves, with others and with the world. The Usine des Cinq Sens is a space that opens out to the neighbourhood and to the Seine. It’s a space that people walk through, a connecting space, but also circumscribed space that exists in itself. The architectural choice of a peristyle, inspired by the Roman “domus”, gives it its identity. It demarcates the space on the ground and in terms of height without closing it off, without fencing it in. The courtyard-garden, which resembles an “impluvium” encourages the recycling of water, dialogue and interaction. Planted areas abound and the buildings adjacent to the halls have been demolished. The two halls and their industrial architecture have been magnified, both outside and within, where the space is constantly evolving. Finally, a Pavilion of the Senses turns the process of drawing water from the Seine into a moving tableau. It evokes the “gloriettes” that were so popular in the 18th century, the perfect place to dream away a sunny afternoon.