Pathé Foundation by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Its new headquarters will be located in avenue des Gobelins, on the site of a XIX century disused theatre. In particular, it respects the distances with the adjoining buildings, while at the same time creating a new space for an interior garden. Looking like a greenhouse, it offers a view on the interior garden through the basement of the new egg-shaped building that houses the project’s main functions. Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
Project Team: Bernard Plattner (Partner in Charge)/ Thorsten Sahlmann (Associate in Charge) /Alexandre Pachiaudi
Design team: B. The façade on the avenue des Gobelins will be restored and preserved, due to its historical and artistic value. Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) have recently completed the new headquarters for
The Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in Paris, France. Plattner and T.Sahlmann (partner and associate in charge) with G.Bianchi (partner), A.Pachiaudi, S.Becchi, T.Kamp; S.Moreau, E.Ntourlias, O.Aubert, C.Colson, Y.Kyrkos (models)
Consultants: VP Green (structure); Arnold Walz (model 3d); Sletec (cost consultant); Inex (MEP); Tribu (Sustainability); Peutz (acoustics); Cosil (Light)
Interior Designer: Leo Berellini Architecte
Photography by © Michel Denancé
Drawings and images by © RPBW The project calls for the demolition of the two existing buildings to create a more organic space that better responds to the restrictions of the site. The glazed form of the building is only perceived from the street through the and over the restored facade like a discreet presence during the daytime, while softly glowing at night. Decorated with sculptures by Rodin, it is not only a historical landmark, but also an iconic building for the Gobelins area.

Updated: 26.11.2014 — 15:47