Residence for Researchers – Paris
The B1B4 tower is located at the edge of Paris in the new Massena Bruneseau neighborhood. This area is characterised by a duality between aerial towers and the presence of heavy underground infrastructures. The project responds to this duality by distinguishing two opposite parts. The tower’s heavy concrete podium deals with the public sphere, the ground and the underground. Its hosts “the house of researchers”, a program of collective activities meant to encourage physical encounter. The upper part addresses the sky and the nearby towers. It is characterised by a wooden structure covered by a glass façade. It hosts the researchers’ housings. This duality responds to the typical life of researchers alternating between moments of intense loneliness dedicated to research work, and moments of encounter where they meet, relax and exchange their ideas.
Program 210 dwellings, student residence, co-working spaces, meeting rooms
Client Paris Habitat
Surface 5 382 m² SHAB
Budget 13 000 000 €
Consultants Eiffage Construction, Nobatek, Terrell
Certification BBC RT 2012