Hôtel Renaissance - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 52.622 E 002° 17.838
31U E 448476 N 5414024
Quick Description: [FR] Cet hôtel est caractérisé par le jeu ondulant de bandes horizontales vitrées qui semblent former un grand tressage de verre. [EN] This hotel is characterized by the interplay of undulating horizontal glass bands.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 2/15/2015 4:34:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMNCME
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
[FR] Ce sont des bow-windows qui ouvrent aux chambres des vues vers la place de l’Etoile, l’Arc de Triomphe et l’avenue des Ternes.
Un grand porche ouvre des perspectives sur un jardin intérieur en pente qui conduit à la salle Wagram, salle de spectacles construite ici au 19ème siècle et dont Christian de Portzamparc a également requalifié la façade, rendant cette salle visible et accessible depuis la rue et ouvrant le bâtiment de l’hôtel vers le coeur de l’îlot.

La réalisation et la pose de ce tressage en très grands volumes de verre et la conception de la finesse des joints étanches et de l’isolation phonique entre étages est un tour de force.

[EN] These bay windows provide rooms with views over the Arc de Triomphe, place de l’Etoile and avenue des Ternes from the hotel rooms. The first two floors of the building are occupied by stores. A large porch opens perspectives onto a sloping interior garden which leads to the Salle Wagram, a performance space built here in the 19th century, the facade of which has been reworked by Christian de Portzamparc, making the hall visible and accessible from the street and opening up the hotel building to the heart of the block.

The realization and the installation of this plaiting in very big glass volumes and the design of the delicacy watertight joints and sound insulation between floors is a «tour de force».
Architect: Christian de Portzamparc

Prize received: Pritzker Architecture Prize

In what year: 1994

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