Architect(s) : PCA - Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte
Address : 56/58 rue Vielle du Temple, PARIS, France
Latitude/Longitude : 48.858885,2.359174
Photographs : Claire Curt
Area : 580 m2
Text description provided by the architects. 56-58 rue Vieille du Temple is located in the heart of the Marais, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris – a popular neighborhood of boutiques and galleries. PCA’s new agency replaced an old printing office that was located in a courtyard of a 1950’s building. The goal of the project was the restructuring of a workshop and its annex into an innovative office. Through a partial demolition, the open-space work areas are built around a patio. This design change brings a flood of natural light underground.
In the spiritual reflections lead by PCA on new workspaces, especially by the publication of Stream 02 After-Office, the notion of transparency and communication has been put into effect by creating vast open-spaces while still preserving various private areas: a library and several meeting rooms. A favorable work environment has been created, offering better working conditions for collaborators and visitors of the agency, increasing the emulation of collective work and also a range of concentrations.
Contributed by PCA – Philippe Chiambaretta Architecte