Bouygues subsidiary selected for ‘Reinventing Paris’ scheme

WCN Editorial Team 31 Aug 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Bouygues Construction subsidiary Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France has secured a contract worth €146m from Emerige to renovate 17 Boulevard Morland in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

‘Morland Mixité Capitale’ is one of the first projects launched under the ‘Reinventing Paris’ programme.

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects and CALQ Architecture, the 44,000m² floor space complex will consist of a 161-room hotel, a youth hostel, shops, a nursery, a cultural amenity and 199 homes.

The terrace of the 50-metre building, which offers views of Paris, will include a structure designed by artist Olafur Eliasson and Studio Other Spaces, with optical effects and 360° reflections.

The ground floor, which will be landscaped and open to the public, will contain shops and a food market.

Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France CEO Bernard Mounier said: “Morland Mixité Capitale, one of the flagship sites of the ‘Reinventing Paris’ initiative, spotlights Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France know-how in meeting the challenges of mixed uses and energy management in carrying out one of the capital’s largest mixed-use developments, which will provide Parisians with an innovative living area.”

The new buildings in the complex, which will straddle metro line 7, will be constructed on stilts consisting of arches in architecturally exposed concrete cast on site.

Four basement levels will be created in the former Île de Louviers. The teams will also be required to take into account road traffic on the Boulevard Morland and the Quai Henri IV.

Inaugurated in April, the Rénovation Privée logistics platform will help meet the challenges of urban logistics, improve the management of flows on the site and reduce its environmental footprint.

The smart, interconnected and environmentally friendly building will feature 2,300m² of roof-top flower and vegetable gardens, and artificial intelligence solutions for the energy management of the project.

The office space will have certification labels HQE Excellent, BREEAM Bespoke International Very Good and BBC Effinergie for the renovation part of the project, and housing will be certified HQE Excellent and BBC Effinergie Rénovation.

Works on the project have already begun and will last 29 months. As many as 665 people will be employed onsite at peak periods.

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Image: The Morland Mixité Capitale. Photo: courtesy of Bouygues Construction.

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