The triangle Éole-Évangile occupy a very particular lot inside the
North-East Paris sector and represent a strategic point of transition. Its
nearby vicinity is extremely various. Considering its specific site, its
proximity and accessibility, Eole is destined to become a real urban
This main vocation imposed to constitute in this location a « capable
space », a build framework ,
flexible and responsive to the needs of the moment. This capacity can be found
on the two typologies which defined the Parisian building in XIXth century:
This plasticity has been lost in
the standardised and targeted products of the 60’s, when there was a will to
split the city in defined program, and to produce building that could respond
to one unique function/need.
This specialisation has created a segregation between housing district
and business district, between social housing and the suburbs. It has
contributed to the building of borders and ghettos which today impede the
quality of life of our society and its future development. It has generate a
urban real estate park that can’t adapt to new applications.
We need to re-invent a typology which could offer the same adaptable
plasticity to nowadays urban society: generous in hybrid space,
multifunctional, evolving and reversible.
Our « Éole » project is a privileged place to accommodate the
need of mixed-use , of adaptability that
become necessary to our society and its evolution and to explore a new way to
build and to make a building grow.
We develop a constructive and comprehensive approach which can
accommodate several programs in the same building or a same lot and allows an
easy evolution and growth. It will be representative of a logic of program continuity, of rupture or
a search of coeducation.
We have divided the building process in two stages in order to distinguish:
We have imagined a "permanent" frame and developed it as a
A constructive frame in concrete in three dimensions composed of 20m floors
thermally insulated, a frame square of 8.1 m and implanted in height every 6.24
m. in order to identify appropriable volumes. The vertical circulations are built
in addition of this constructive frame
For the development of these volumes of base we preferred light
structures and prefabricated systems, made in dry stream (wood or metal)
ensuring a quick implementation and a an easy disassembly .