The consultation for the Pavilion of Tunisia project intervenes in the framework of the third phase of development of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (City University).
The project proceeds first and foremost with a typological work around a double movement associating shape and type.
It is anchored in the typology of the Tunisian university residence, the Médersa or Madrassa, structured around the patio, and chicane-like spaces adapting to the irregular geometry of the plot. Through typological references, the project organises the articulation between, on one side, an internal typology organised around the central regular space, and on the other, an environment with very diverse characteristics that follow the orientations from which ensue an irregular shape. The Pavilion is visible by hundreds of thousands of car drivers each day; it is a space of life, encounter and exchange. It is the flagship of contemporary and avant-garde Tunisian culture, with 200 student flats and their facilities, as well as programmes fostering openness to Tunisian culture.
200 students’ accommodations and their facilities (kitchens, studies…) and programmes fostering openness to Tunisian culture (auditorium and tearoom).
Fondation de la Maison de la Tunisie
Cité Internationale Universitaire, Paris 14th, France
TVK (lead architect and urban designer), Alea-Olea (associate architect and landscape architect), Mohamed Hachicha (artist), Louis Choulet (environment consultant), VPEAS (cost consultant), Batiserf ingénierie (structural engineer), Acoustique & Conseil (acoustics consultant), Alma Conseil (kitchen consultant)
H&E profil A, Plan Climat, Effinergie +, RT 2012
Rodrigo Apolaya (project manager), Flavien Berger, Emmanuelle Halbout, Gianluca Mezzanotte, Simon Oudiette, Sarah Sauton