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)
46 avenue Georges V, Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, FRANCE
ARCHITECTS / FIRM
Maison Edouard François
A set of seven buildings including real and pastiche Haussmannian styles, as well as a building dating from the 1970's, formed a nearly complete urban block in the Triangle d’or (the corner of the Champs-Elysées and the Avenue Georges V).
BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The new program is in balance with the existing one.
Palace with 107 rooms (55 suites) with restaurant-bar, gardens, spa, parking.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are equal to the pre-existing surface.
TOTAL CONSERVATION / CONTINUITY: The overall dimensions are equal to the pre-existing volume.
BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The new spaces are in balance with respect to the pre- existing spaces.
BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND REPLACEMENT: The supporting structure is composed in a balanced way by pre-existing structures and new structures.
TOTAL REPLACEMENT / DISCONTINUITY: The materials chosen for the new intervention are completely different from the pre-existing ones.