WHAT

WHO

HOW MUCH

HOW

PROGRAM
FINANCING
ABSOLUTE DIMENSIONS
RELATIVE DIMENSIONS
DESIGN STRATEGY

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VOLUME EXTENSION

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Variation of modes of use: functions, users, schedules, etc.

Relationship between the ownership and the form of the investment that allows the transformation

Variation of the overall dimensions of the building

Proportional relationship between new spaces and existing spaces

Relationship between the structural adjustments and the existing structure

Relationship between the forms and types of pre-existing materials and those of the new intervention

Relationship between the image of the new and the image of the existing (mimesis / contrast)

23 Edouard François – Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière


PROJECT - Main Infos

PROJECT: 23 Edouard François – Hôtel Fouquet’s Barrière

LOCATION: 46 avenue Georges V, Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, FRANCE

YEAR: 2006

ARCHITECT / FIRM: Maison Edouard François

BUYER: Groupe Lucien Barrière, Groupe Accor.

SURFACE: 16.000 sqm

PRICE: € 60.000.000

DESCRIPTION:
In this sensitive context, both historic and ostentatious, we invented the concept of Moulé-Troué (Cast and punctured). We replicated the authentic Haussmannian facade of the block. We then applied it onto the facades, like a bas-relief from Petra. The molded casting is then pierced by large openings that are completely independent of the Haussmannian lines but very relevant to the plans and the visual comfort of the rooms. The courtyard is colonized by a forest of vertical aluminum branches. A hanging garden on the terrace of the first floor offers enchanting scenery. The new interior layout achieves the expected level of luxury. Since its opening, the hotel has become an essential fixture in Paris.

WHAT - Program


BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The new program is in balance with the existing one.

DESCRIPTION:
Palace with 107 rooms (55 suites) with restaurant-bar, gardens, spa, parking.

WHO - Financing


TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The investor is the property owner.

DESCRIPTION:
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HOW MUCH - Absolute Dimensions

- SURFACE present NO VARIATION,

TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are equal to the pre-existing surface.

- VOLUME present NO VARIATION,

TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are equal to the pre-existing volume.

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HOW MUCH - Relative Dimensions


BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The new spaces are in balance with respect to the pre- existing spaces.

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HOW - Design Strategy STRUCTURE


BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The supporting structure is composed in a balanced way by pre-existing structures and new structures.

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HOW - Design Strategy MATERIAL


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The materials chosen for the new intervention are completely different from the pre-existing ones.

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HOW - Design Strategy IMAGE


TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The new intervention is in total contrast with the existing structures.

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