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Hipark Hotel in Paris

Architecture Development, France design by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

14 Jun 2016

Hipark Hotel Paris

Design: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Location: 28 Boulevard d’Indochine, Paris 75019, France

Hipark Hotel in Paris Building

Hipark Hotel

This project is part of a larger development known as VISALTO, which comprises three independent but adjoining buildings, with a total surface area of around 35,000sqm: – a 24,500sqm offi ce building, including parking (architect: 2/3/4), – a 4,000m2 student residence (architect: Jacques Moussafi r), – a 5,500m2 Hipark apartment hotel (architect: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture).

Hipark Hotel

This development is in the 19th arrondissement on the northern edge of Paris, within an urban environment characterised by the brick buildings of low-cost housing units developed between the wars.

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The triangular site, which measures around 10,000sqm, is orientated north–south on its long axis. It is bordered: – on the east by the Parisian périphérique ringroad, – on the south by Rue des Marchais, – on the west by Boulevard d’Indochine, along which runs line T3 of the Paris tramway, – on the north by the city gate Porte Chaumont.

Hipark Hotel

The site slopes steeply from its southern point at the Porte Brunet down to its northern point at the Porte Chaumont.
Alongside the périphérique, a 6m-high acoustic barrier wall runs for some 280m, protecting the site from traffi c noise. Further pressure is put on the site by maintenance access for this barrier.

Hipark Hotel

Our apartment hotel project is on the northern tip of the plot, built as one continued line with Jacques Moussafi r’s student residence. The hotel forms a sort of «prow» to the overall development, pointing straight towards Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris.

Hipark Hotel

The building is in dialogue with two different environments: – to the west, Boulevard d’Indochine, mostly comprised of the brick facades of the blocks of between-the-wars housing and the landscaping of the T3 tramway, – to the east, the périphérique, a much less human environment, with streams of traffi c and all their associated pollutants.

Hipark Hotel

The building, which fi lls every inch of the site right up to its edges, moulds itself around urban constraints, requirements in the programme, and land restrictions, notably the buttresses of the acoustic barrier on the périphérique side and the related access routes.

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The various spatial and technical restrictions literally sculpted the forms of this project: the site is really very narrow, «squeezed» on its southern side by the student residence, and eaten into on the east by the access requirements for the maintenance of the acoustic barrier. The building had to fi nd suffi cient space for itself within these constraints to provide the required number of rooms for this apartment hotel.

The resulting volume is tapered: different inclining planes allow for fi re access along the eastern facade, while lost space is clawed back on the Boulevard d’Indochine side. Further along, where the hotel meets the student residence, the same crisp angles carry through to this second building; the two projects, hotel and student residences, are powerfully related to one another.

These different angled faces, of a volume that was virtually rectangular to begin with, provide very different perceptions of the building: according to the viewpoint, surfaces appear brighter or darker, more or less cambered, conferring a powerful dynamism to the entire building. The facade on the Porte de Chaumont side appears very high because of its narrow width, creating a pedestrian landmark for the Boulevard d’Indochine, and a beacon on the périphérique.

The main pedestrian entrance into the building is at the north-west corner. The proximity of the Porte Chaumont, a tram stop and a vélib city bike stand on the pavement outside, all facilitate access to the hotel.

The hotel has a car park, located beneath the adjoining offi ce building. Access is via the southern corner of the site.

In terms of logistics, a service access between the périphérique and hotel allows for deliveries and waste collection. Coaches can also use this route, which has a secondary, parallel entrance for dropping off guests.

Hipark Hotel

Within the asymmetry used to work around the site’s constraints, one element structures the project: vertical circulation forms a sort of spinal column, identical at each level. While this element is a constant, the size of the rooms and the studios varies from fl oor to fl oor. Suites on the hotel’s upper levels are a reminder that the landscape here is unique, with a panoramic view over Paris from the eastern facade.

Hipark Hotel

The lower level of the project contains all the shared functions: from the entrance at the northern extremity, come successively the lobby, reception areas and foyer, then points of access to the upper storeys and the rooms, and fi nally the breakfast room to the south.

Hipark Hotel

Hipark Hotel in Paris – Building Information

PROJECT: Hipark Hotel Residence Paris la Villette Boulevard d’Indochine, Paris 19th district.
PROGRAM: 4* Tourist residence with 125 rooms, lobby, restaurant space, fi tness space.

Manuelle Gautrand, leading architect
Cécile Ortolo, project manager


Interior design: DIDIER GOMEZ INT.
Structure engineer : SYNA4
Facades engineer: VP & GREEN
Fluids engineer: GESYS
Economy : DAL
Acoustics : AVLS
Sustainability: ALTO ING.
Execution ACA and coordination : C2L
Technical controller: VERITAS

General contractor: LEON GROSSE
Metal cladding: ALU DESIGN
Exterior joinery: RAICO & SCHÜCO

Total fl oor area: 5.500 sqm Cost of construction: 9,5 M€ HT

– Competition: 2009
– Studies: 2011 – 2013
– Launching of the work: début 2014
– Delivery of the complex: mars 2016

Hipark Hotel

Photography: Luc Boegly

Hipark Hotel in Paris information / images received 210616

Location: Paris, France

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