paul fraillon imagines champagne bar in paris along the river seine
 
paul fraillon imagines champagne bar in paris along the river seine
aug 07, 2014

paul fraillon imagines champagne bar in paris along the river seine

paul fraillon imagines champagne bar in paris along the river seine
all images courtesy of paul fraillon architecte

 

 

 

‘when people around the world hear the word ‘champagne’, they instantly think about the concept of luxury. although everybody knows that this is an expensive and high-quality product associated to festive events, the goal of the project was to honor the champagne land, which is less known by people in general.’ this quote is from the mind of architect paul fraillon in regards to his proposal for [AC-CA]‘s champagne bar competition in paris.

paul fraillon champagne bar paris
view from the entrance

 

 

 

the aesthetic concept of the work is driven by the desire to reproduce the curves that form the landscape of vineyards. the idea has helped the designer organize the project in both elevation and plan. the interior replicates the organization of hillsides with the preservation of specific trees surrounded by pockets of lush plants. undulating walls and furnishings distinguish areas for the hierarchically dispersed programs of the stage, dining area, lounge, and bar, while the main body of the vineyard is metaphorically represented by the river. above, fraillon intends to maintain the movement of travelers and citizens along the bank by making the entire roof an accessible platform occupiable via the sloped ramp or rising lift.

paul fraillon champagne bar paris
the design is driven by the appearance of a hillside

paul fraillon champagne bar parislandscaped interpretation

paul fraillon champagne bar paris
fluid and accessible routes

 

 

 

by applying the analogy towards the façade, its constituent parts have been segmented into a series of layered hills, each having its own distinct curvature. this, in turn, enhances the sectional variation and circulation patterns, allowing various panoramic views to be developed for visitors to observe the monuments, storefronts, and daily activities along the water’s edge.

paul fraillon champagne bar paris
façade interpretation

paul fraillon champagne bar paris
varied panoramic views

paul fraillon champagne bar paris
ground floor

 

 

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  • interesting in that it mentions nowhere that it is a competition entry

    dbkii

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