One of centre’s features is that each room or series of themed rooms has an entire floor to itself. This vertical arrangement takes on particular importance, both in terms of internal layout and how it can be interpreted from the road.
It is this interplay between the vertical composition, the different room heights and the balance between void and fill which creates a strip narrative, engaging the building in a relationship with its surroundings.
Victor Gelez Community Centre, Ménilmontant, Paris
Architects : Dumont Legrand Architectes
Fluids engineer : Inex
Structural engineer: EVP
Economist : Philippe Luquet
Acoustic engineer : Remi Rasking
Signage : Undo Redo
Client : Town of Paris
Area : 760 sqm
Completion : 2013