Renovation and extension of the City Hall, Noisy-le-Grand
The three-floor, 12- to 17-m wide extension to the Noisy-le-Grand town hall is set in the park in the direction of the Marne. Its roof garden is level with the ground floor of the existing building. Its facades form a woody landscape as a backdrop to the garden through a succession of freely spaced vertical slats that evoke tall trees. The new building branches out to create a figure at the centre of which the renovated town hall culminates. The plants in the lower garden serve as a first filter to sunlight. The second filter is the pattern of moveable vertical metal louvers that enable efficient control of direct sunlight. The design of the public space lends itself to a gentle liaison in the direction of the Marne by way of the garden.
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City Hall extension and renovation : administration offices, council chamber, civil marriage registry office. Gardens with water games.
Non-residential buildings HQE® (High Environmental Standard) certified project (planning, design)
City of Noisy-le-Grand
Chaix & Morel et Associés, Paris
Philippe Chaix, Jean-Paul Morel, Rémy Van Nieuwenhove, Rémi Lichnerowicz
with Frédéric Carrasco, Denis Germond, Kaï Jensen, Aurélia Leclerc
and Sandrine André, Fabien Barthélemy, Alix Devoucoux, Elisabet Figueras Ferrer, Aurélie Joubaire, Chloé Martin, Aurélie De Seze.
External contributor : Maroun Elhajj
Setec bâtiment, engineering
AE 75 et ODC, quantity surveying
Agence ter, landscaping
Area : 13 000 m² SHON
Construction costs excl. VAT : 31.5 M €
Competition 2006 - completion January 2013
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