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The Batignolles Spring, Paris

As an auto­no­mous living being, the buil­ding pro­po­sed in Batignolles is enti­rely made of bio­sour­ced mate­rials (woo­den struc­ture) or recy­cled (zinc gut­ter). It feeds on sun­light through pho­to­vol­taic sen­sors on its roof and feeds on rain­wa­ter thanks to its vege­ta­ted gut­ters.

Program Construction of a 3-star hotel, headquarters of an Association of lawyers and a restaurant.
Site France, Paris 17ème
Floor Area 13 000 m2
Cost of construction 28 400 000 €
Timetable Competition 2015
Project Owner Bouygues Immobilier

In the same way as the human body, a buil­ding is only a tem­po­rary trans­for­ma­tion, a sto­rage of energy and vital forces. And if there is a share of mys­tery in every cor­ner of nature, it is the same in each buil­ding. The return of nature to the urban envi­ron­ment is today a mani­fest and evident will of both citi­zens and deve­lo­pers. The deve­lop­ments in the entire Batignolles dis­trict assert these choices. In addi­tion to the ground-level spaces at street level, green facades not only bring a pic­ture of nature to the city but also a qua­lity from inside the buil­ding. This per­cep­tion gene­rates com­fort and well-being, espe­cially in an office buil­ding. A basin pro­po­sing a play­ful and peda­go­gi­cal deve­lop­ment is pro­vi­ded on the free part of the plot. The clear water coming from the fil­ter gut­ters feeds this pool and brings to the place the sound of a living water.

The Batignolles Spring, Paris — © Loci Anima
The Batignolles Spring, Paris — © Loci Anima
The Batignolles Spring, Paris — © Loci Anima