After five years of construction work, the agency delivers the Poste du Louvre, turned to a mixed block in the heart of Paris.
Group and its real estate subsidiarity Poste Immo, client and owner
of the site launched a huge modernization program of this complex in 2012 to
adapt it to the times, open it up to its neighborhood and welcome inhabitants, tourists
and new users.Out of 70
French and international teams that applied for the 2012 international
competition, five were selected for the final phase, won in July 2012 by
Dominique Perrault's team. Managed by Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, the construction
work began in 2016. In 2021 the various spaces are made available to the buyer
for a full opening scheduled for 2022. In the heart
of the capital, the Poste du Louvre block appeared as a closed block,
inaccessible to the public, open to the public space only through its post office
located on rue du Louvre. The project consisted in reintroducing the building
into the life of its neighborhood, opening it up to the public space by
creating passages and galleries.
From now on, the courtyard is accessible to all, the crossing block no longer
forms an obstacle. The new mix of uses and functions also contributes to the
new attractiveness of the site, which now hosts many programs including shops,
offices, a 5 * hotel and social housing.It was also
essential to preserve the heritage substance of the original building created
by Julien Guadet in 1888: some decorative elements, such as the elegant clocks or the painted ceilings, but above all, the stone and metal architecture.
The project has encouraged an approach of restitution and revelation of its
heritage elements: the double heights have been restored, the large frames
dressed in black, the building is transformed and freed from all the
constraints accumulated over time.