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A dynamic centre of healthcare in the Parisian neighbourhood of Montparnasse, the new Villa M by Triptyque features a living façade and building concept that aims to create a new type of relationship between city, nature and health.
The project marks a collaboration between architects Guillaume Sibaud and Olivier Raffaëlli and landscape designer Pablo Georgieff. The team explain their collaboration aimed to invert roles with architecture here serving landscape and not the reverse.
The unique façade is formed by metal beams arranged as an exoskeleton that supports medicinal herbal plants, fruit trees and a variety of perennials. The architects explain the façade should grow in such a way that it ultimately takes over the entire building exterior.
Occupying a total of 8,000 square meters, the building’s innovative program is not only a healthcare space but also a mixed-use concept that includes a hotel, restaurant, bar, conference area, and co-working space that explores the concept of opening healthcare to the city and vice-versa.