stéphane malka plans OxyGen park for paris' la défense district
 
stéphane malka plans OxyGen park for paris' la défense district
mar 02, 2016

stéphane malka plans OxyGen park for paris' la défense district

 
stéphane malka plans OxyGen park for paris’ la défense district
all images courtesy of malka architecture

 

 

 

conceived as a synthesis of architecture and landscape, ‘OxyGen’ is the winning project for the development of la défense’s vignes district in paris. designed by stéphane malka, the semi-circular scheme serves as a welcoming gateway to the district, containing flower gardens alongside new restaurants surrounded by open terraces. owing to the site’s prominent location within the overall masterplan, ‘OxyGen’ remains visible from a number of viewpoints, including the surrounding towers.

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02the scheme has been conceived as a synthesis of architecture and landscape

 

 

 

the multi-level design takes influence from the traditional romantic gardens of the 19th century, with a variety of shrubs and grasses complemented with enclosed spaces that offer shelter from the elements. the kiosks that are dispersed throughout the park are entirely prefabricated off-site, meaning that local residents and office workers will not be disturbed during the project’s implementation. forming an inhabited bridge above the highway, the scheme will serve as a welcoming and engaging part of the district’s ongoing regeneration.

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02the semi-circular design serves as a gateway to the district

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02a flower garden exists alongside restaurants and terraces

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02the park remains visible from a number of viewpoints

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02the kiosks dispersed throughout the park are entirely prefabricated off-site

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-Xthe project will serve as a welcoming and engaging part of the district’s ongoing regeneration

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02more intimate areas for al fresco dining

stephane-malka-architecture-oxygen-la-defense-paris-designboom-02sectional drawing illustrating the scheme’s relationship with the highway below

 

 

project info:

 

location: la defense, paris, france
client: avec-invest
area: 1,500 sqm
budget: €5 million
delivery: 2017

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