Masséna Bruneseau is a response to the importance of architecture around Paris’s city limits, where edifices have exceptional significance. They reveal an extraordinary landscape of infrastructures, unobstructed views and perpetual movement, and mark the gateway to the greater metropolis. The Seine is omnipresent here. Le Phare comprises two entities: a rooftop restaurant and a succession of seven vertical levels. It is a response to a metropolitan site and proposes a novel, innovative offer in terms of services. As an ensemble, Le Phare creates a programmatic continuity between the natural ground level, the upper ground level and the sky. The building’s central body consists of around one hundred housing units, each with its own large exterior space. These apartments are accessed via exterior circulation spaces conceived as aerial streets. These communal spaces encourage interaction between neighbours whilst creating an individual identity for each unit. Le Hub is a workspace on the building’s first three levels. The ground floor is conceived as a co-working space open to the city with a café.
107 housing units, offices, rooftop restaurant with panoramic view, Le Phare (boxing club, micro-hotel, spa, multipurpose room), hanging gardens
Paris 13th, France
TVK (lead architect and urban designer), Fing (innovation lead), Manifesto (rstaurant, bar club, hotel operator), Nextdoor (coworking), Arcoba (engineer), Qualiconsult (technical control), Schneider
Victor Francisco (project director), Gianluca Mezzanotte (project manager), Simon Oudiette