Winner of "Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris". Biomimetric Centre.

Client: Compagnie de Phalsbourg + Engie | Architecture: Triptyque
Architecture + Duncan Lewis Scape
Architecture + Parc Architectes + OXO Architectes
Surface: 81 870 m2
City: Arcueil | Country: France
Schedule: 2017 – 2025

"Our project is to make on this privileged site the link between the city and the nature and to build a building that plays the role of interface between these two environments. This transition zone between two ecosystems is called an ecotone in biology. "​

The site of the Coteau is an exceptional location: located at the southern entrance of the metropolis - overhanging the A6, Paris and its monuments, it benefits from metropolitan accessibility (A6, RER B, and in the near future, lines 14 and 15 of the Grand Paris Express) and is at the heart of an important health cluster and a cluster of the digital economy.​

World-wide incarnation for wood construction and the sustainable city, ECOTONE will be the biggest wood construction in Europe. At the time of the global ecological crisis, ECOTONE aims to become an emblem, a strong signal of the commitment of Paris and its metropolis.​

Architecture is inspired by nature, from the bird's nest to the hive of bees, the Nature knows better than Man how to design its habitat by ensuring structural qualities, thermal and exceptional uses.

ECOTONE is an emphasis of the relief, two hybrid hills that combine trees and plantations building. It takes the form of a terraced building along the slope and dug out of patios allowing interior illumination of living and working places.

Triptyque: General Manager: Morgan Rappy | Project Manager: David Guillemaud, Damien Murat Théo Tostivint , Julie Cassin | Credits: Triptyque Architecture

Sponsors/investors : Compagnie de Phalsbourg (representative) | Codeurs et Compagnie (co-investor) | Hertel Investissement (co-investor) | Engie Avenue (co-investor)

Landscaper: Atelier Georges

Scientific Committee: National Museum of Natural History, CEEBIOS (center of excellence in biomimicry in Senlis) | CIBI and Lab Crigen (Engie) Novobiom (depollution) | Innoside, SAS Oxipio (logistics start-up) | EPEA Paris (éco circ.) | Les Bergers Urbains (urban agriculture)

Partner Operators: Les Apaches (hospitality) | Dining car society (catering) | Mamie Cocotte Carre 92 (catering) | Qualité & co (catering) | NU (catering) | La Vie Claire (commerce) | Fédération Français des arts thérapeutes, Art dans la Cité (association) | Crèche attitude et Zenpark (pkg)

Design Offices / Acoustics: Elan (BET DD) | Lamoureux Acoustics (BET acoustics) | Arcadis ESG (BET structure)

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