lina ghotmeh / DGT architects chosen to develop paris' masséna district with vegetated tower lina ghotmeh / DGT architects chosen to develop paris' masséna district with vegetated tower
feb 05, 2016

lina ghotmeh / DGT architects chosen to develop paris' masséna district with vegetated tower

lina ghotmeh / DGT architects chosen to develop paris’ masséna district with vegetated tower
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

 

 

 

as part of réinventer paris — an initiative aimed at developing ‘innovative urban projects’ within the french capital — lina ghotmeh of DGT architects has been chosen to complete a timber-clad tower in the city’s 13th arrondissement. named ‘réalimenter masséna’, the scheme is situated on the site of a former railway station, one of 23 locations chosen for development by paris mayor anne hidalgo.

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the timber-clad tower will be located in the city’s 13th arrondissement
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

 

 

 

the project promotes a sustainable agricultural cycle, serving as a platform for advanced research through art and culture. across the tower’s various levels, ramps form a transversal link connecting a host of amenities and attractions. the development is topped with a roof garden that allows the planting of vegetables, while educational workshops enable users to share and learn new ecological methods. an interactive canteen sells food and drink obtained from local sources, with a market that allows vendors to distribute the organic produce.  

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the project promotes a sustainable agricultural cycle, serving as a platform for advanced research
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

 

 

 

the development also includes residential accommodation with housing units on offer for chefs, artists, and researchers. located within the tower, many of these private dwellings feature integrated vegetation that spreads across a series of balconies and terraces. other on-site cultural facilities include a street art gallery and a flexible ‘black box’ space designed to host a variety of events and seminars.

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the scheme is located on the site of a former railway station
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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ramps form a transversal link across the project’s various levels
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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an interactive canteen sells food and drink obtained from local sources
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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the development also includes residential accommodation
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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many of these private dwellings feature integrated vegetation
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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a market allows vendors to distribute organic produce
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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a flexible ‘black box’ space is designed to host a variety of events
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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the site is one of 23 chosen for development by paris mayor anne hidalgo
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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the scheme forms part of the ‘réinventer paris’ initiative
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

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a delivery date for the project has been set for 2019
image © lina ghotmeh / DGT architects

 

 

project info:

 

site: gare masséna
project title: réalimenter masséna
developer investor: hertel
architects: lina ghotmeh . DGT architects
delivery date: 2019
team: hertel, DGT architects, alimentation générale, polychrones, engie ineo, agroparistech, sous les fraises, la ruche qui dit oui, la galerie madga danysz, NQ13, virgil + ADC, elan environnement, bollinger+grohmann, apex incendie, lasa, artelia

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