Franklin Azzi and B&B Architectes (Frédéric Bourstin)


In the heart of the 7th district of Paris, Beaupassage, an ambitious architectural and landscaping project, brings together in one place the greatest number of stars, enhancing the art of living and contemporary creation associated with a housing program. Faced with the architectural and heritage richness of the site, the project led by the agency Franklin Azzi Architecture is moving towards the bias of a daring and sensitive rehabilitation: preserve the soul of the site. Based on an in-depth analysis of the geometry of the buildings, their lines and frames, the ambition of the project is both to preserve the atypical character of the site and to coexist in a coherent way all these typologies, while 'orienting towards contemporary uses. For this, the bias of the rehabilitation ensures the main conservation of the primary frames of the buildings, the original fills, the existing openings, and the characteristics of each of the facades to register the intervention in a respectful and sustainable approach. By echoing the many occupations and promoting the previous disparate programs, the project is part of this same vein and proposes uses that mix food businesses with housing and public space. On the ground floor and R+1 are shops, grocery stores, restaurants. Yannick Alléno, Nicole Barthélémy, Olivier Bellin, Pierre Hermé, Thierry Marx, Anne-Sophie Pic, Alexandre Polmard, open their restaurant space accessible from the heart of the island. As for the higher levels, they host housing, organized from the duplex apartment and benefiting from private outdoor spaces.

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