Masséna Bruneseau district

Paris, France

CPOhousing
Masséna Bruneseau district
Paris, France
2009
18.300 sqm
client: Paris Habitat-OPH, SEMAPA
architects: * with Moatti and Rivière
The project holds on to the place’s original energy and makes it meaningful. The gilt urban facade frees itself from matter, so that all that is left is light and colour. It sets the pattern of rhythms and perspectives: luminous incandescence, morning sunshine, texture, vibration…The monochromatic colour scheme conserves a sense of monumentality while also allowing the flats to be distinctive. The building is adapted to its setting, economical in energy terms, and protected against sound pollution. Nature is present on the roof and in the courtyard, rainwater is collected and the building enjoys good ventilation.
The project is set in the cityscape and plays with density.