Building A11 benefits from a particularly privileged location, located as it is in Paris’ 13th arrondissement on the second section of Avenue de France, leading to the Austerlitz train station. As in the Haussmann tradition, its corner location enhances its role as an urban hinge and landmark.
Another particularity of the site is its being built above an SNCF tunnel and along the railway tracks which were determinant factors in the project’s design. This 8-storey building emerges from the context’s importance, and its weight and loads carried to the ground condition the choice of a metal structure offering the benefit of lightness and longer reach.
Although all the standards of a traditional office building are there in the way it functions and is laid out, the architectural choice of the envelope has been determined by the dizzying amount of movement around the building.
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