Since the agency was established, it has completed a range of public facilities all over France and built a large number of housing projects for social funding agencies and private property developers. Based in Paris, now Atelier du Pont has just unveiled the company’s newest architectural project.
The french firm is a multipolar agency that combines public and private projects, architecture and town planning, interiors and exteriors, and reinvents itself with each new commission and encounter, developing an individual response to each specific context. These experiences have given the agency the opportunity to operate in a variety of occasionally difficult contexts and sites.
Formerly a railway enclave, the Clichy-Batignolles eco-district is reconquering a forgotten piece of Parisian ground. This major municipal project was envisioned as a response to the elevated need for housing while paving the way for a durable, mixed-use 21st-century city.
The nursing home is located at the very centre of the block, which allows its residents to live in the heart of the city and benefit from its vitality. The spiny façade faces multiple directions and has many diagonal views while nevertheless maintaining a sense of intimacy to the spaces.
Far from the traditional, old-fashioned setup for senior housing complexes, this project was designed as a whole: as a building, but also in terms of its interior and furniture. The rooms, whether they face the city or the patio, all possess an outdoor space and the top floor hosts bedrooms with high comfort.
This beautiful project could only be headed by the Atelier du Pont studio. Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier and Stéphane Pertusier founded Atelier du Pont in 1997. The team currently consists of two partners (Anne-Cécile Comar and Philippe Croisier) and about twenty staff members from all kinds of backgrounds.