ecdm arranges city hall in paris suburb around four-storey atrium ecdm arranges city hall in paris suburb around four-storey atrium
feb 12, 2016

ecdm arranges city hall in paris suburb around four-storey atrium

ecdm arranges city hall in paris suburb around four-storey atrium
all images by benoit fougeirol

 

 

 

ecdm architectes has completed the new city hall of bezons, a commune in the suburbs of northwestern paris. set back from the adjacent avenue, the building’s most noticeable external feature is a dramatic cantilever, which creates a sheltered public space below. this architectural statement serves as a bold introduction to visitors arriving from the nearby river seine. the building forms part of the region’s ongoing regeneration, which will eventually include a host of new businesses and residential properties. 

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the building’s most noticeable external feature is a dramatic cantilever

 

 

 

the internal program is arranged around a central atrium that extends upwards, from the ground floor to the ceiling. staircases and pathways traverse this void, connecting the offices on different levels. vegetation is found at the lowermost storey with planted trees and other greenery. from below, the pathways display their red underside, providing a vibrant splash of color against the more restrained materiality of the concrete and glass walls.

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a sheltered public space is created below

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the internal program is arranged around a central atrium

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staircases and pathways traverse a large void

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circulation routes connect the various offices on different levels

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vegetation is found at the lowermost storey with planted trees and other greenery

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from below, the pathways display their red underside, providing a vibrant splash of color

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the building will form an important part of the region’s ongoing regeneration

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the new city hall was completed in late 2015

 

 

project info:

 

name: new city hall
architect: ecdm — emmanuel combarel dominique marrec architectes
location: bezons, paris, france
client: ville de bezons
area: 5,300 sqm
completed: 2015
photography: benoit fougeirol

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