144 Champs Élysées

144, avenue des Champs Élysées - Paris VIII

Restructuring of an office building - Architecture & interior architecture

Client: NOX - Assistant to the Client: JLL - Economist: Cogebat - Prevention expert: Batiss - Lighting design: Yann Kersalé - Design office: NOX - Surface area: 17,300 m2 - Estimated budget: € 38,107,638

Bouchaud Architectes' approach for this restructuring project involved reconsidering the program's composition and layout from its central courtyard, to comfortably join the Galerie Louis Grossard and the Champs Elysées whilst maintaining its inherent prestige. The reputation of "the Champs Elysées as the most beautiful avenue of the world" was maintained at the heart of the project by placing the spotlight on the site's intrinsic magnificence, since Paris is the global example of the dialogue between history and modernity; the success of which can be partially explained by the balance achieved between transformation and respect for the past. By opting to work with the same material (marble) and using two different finishes, we were able to reconstitute the façades whilst still preserving the complex's unity.  This decision to restore its identity was limited to the 150 avenue des Champs Elysées façade to maintain the coherence of the arrangement of the ground floor of 144-146. In this way the façades on the rue Arsène Houssaye and Lord Byron were able to find a common sense of composition with that of 144-146 des Champs Elysées.

The project team

Architects

    Bouchaud Architectes

    24, rue Richard Lenoir

    75011 Paris

    01 44 93 84 00