Maison des étudiants de la francophonie

Maison des étudiants de la francophonie

Architect
Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
Location
Rue du Professeur Hyacinthe Vincent, Paris, France | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Student Housing
Cyrille Weiner

ENCORE PARIS!

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten as Architects

This time Baumschlager Eberle Architekten find themselves in a prominent environment. The student city Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (C.U.I.P.) boasts residences by Le Corbusier, Willem Marinus Dudok and Claude Parent. The new Maison des étudiants de la francophonie marks the transition between the noisy Boulevard Peripherique and the quiet rue Hyazinthe Vincent.

photo_credit Cyrille Weiner
Cyrille Weiner

This urban situation reflects the geometry of the slightly bent building. Its narrow side facing the boulevard accentuates the gateway situation to the boulevard, while the elongated structure leads into the depths of rue Hyazinthe Vincent. In this way, the house defines a concrete site and identity as it engages in dialogue with its surroundings through its implied S-shape. 

photo_credit Cyrille Weiner
Cyrille Weiner

Inside the house, a robust framework has been created - with the small-scale privacy of 300 flats, generous communal spaces on the ground floor and meeting zones with views on each floor.

photo_credit Cyrille Weiner
Cyrille Weiner

The architecture of the building is strongly sculptural. Horizontal bands swing forward, the window reveals face inwards, while the wood of the windows contrasts with the concrete of the building shell. This creates façades that introduce movement and layering into the composition, both horizontally and vertically. 

photo_credit Cyrille Weiner
Cyrille Weiner

The composition has a modular structure. The supporting elements of the building always include two window axes as wonderful emblems of the entire house. 

photo_credit Cyrille Weiner
Cyrille Weiner
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