Student residences designed by the late Christian Hauvette completed by be paris | Baumschlager Eberle
One of the youngest offices of the Baumschlager Eberle Group has completed a design by the late Christian Hauvette for ESPACIL HABITAT.
Working in collaboration with DATA Architects, be paris | Baumschlager Eberle has realised the Residences Irene Joliot Curie in the French Capital and its glimmering anodized aluminium form is now home to a host of students and researchers.
Encased in a textured golden façade, the residential block offers 182 units with researchers across the first three levels and the student rooms and common areas confined to three upper levels above this.
The building is organised around a common area: a central covered patio. This communal light-rich space is part of a series of design spaces that encourage social interaction, including spacious corridors and a café.
The facades facing into the common courtyard space sport glossy transparent skins to allow light to penetrate into the internal spaces. Each room has a minimum of two windows with the student rooms measuring 19 sq m and the rooms of the researchers reaching 25 sq m.
Future plans for the site include the realisation of an eco-district and the Residences Irene Joliot Curie have incorporated a number of design elements to fit with this approach.
160 sq m of solar panels provide hot water for the residents while tanks on the roof collect rainwater for sanitary use and the watering of plants in hanging baskets and on the two common-area terraces.