Modular and nomadic building in Paris. Wooden nursery in Luxembourg Gardens by Djuric Tardio Architectes

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Project team
Clara Hernande, Pauline Mariez, Henri Delion and Léa Morel.
Structure.- Bollinger + Grohmann. Economist.- VPEAS. M&E Engineer.- FACEA. Acoustics.-AVEL Acoustique.
525 m².
€1,880,000 (excl. VAT).
Competition.- 2017. Construction.- 5 months. Delivery.- August 2019.
(entrance to Jardin du Luxembourg). 5 Rue Guynemer, Paris 6ème, France.

Mirco Tardio, Caroline Djuric. Djuric Tardio Architectes

Djuric Tardio Architectes, is an architecture firm led by Mirco Tardio and Caroline Djuric.

Mirco Tardio was born on 1970. He has worked in different agencies in Paris, such as the Atelier d'Architecture Chaix & Morel et Associés and the Ateliers Jean Nouvel as project manager and then as a partner in the creative structure. At AJN, he led many projects on different programs: housing, hotels and shopping centers, offices, museums and public buildings.

Caroline Djuric was born in 1974. She has worked at the Atelier d'Architecture Chaix & Morel et Associés as project manager from 1996 to 2005 and then a year among the Jean Nouvel Workshops. She was in charge of major sports programs, museums and offices.

They founded the agency Djuric Tardio Architects in 2004. They focus their research on two main areas: frugal and responsible architecture and soft urban and peri-urban densification. Driven by a desire to optimize energy consumption and sustainability of the city, they defend, through their projects, a desire to develop an idea of ​​architecture based on a low carbon footprint and a positive social impact.

Research and development are the common conditions guiding their projects. Their agency emphasizes the use of bioclimatic devices and bio-based materials from short circuits to allow the deployment of a frugal city.

They have therefore put in place an "evolving charter" of principles that they are deploying on the scale of their architectural and urban projects to offer energy-efficient constructions that evolve over time and in use. They design their new constructions of housing and equipment, so that they are modular and reversible, favoring prefabrication; a means of economic optimization and efficiency in the carbon footprint.

Currently, the agency is developing a variety of office rehabilitation projects in industrial zones; housing programs, from the most low-cost to the most prestigious; modular and temporary crèches for urban and rural areas as well as new projects and rehabilitation for Parisian social landlords and the City of Paris.

At the territorial level, Djuric-Tardio is extending its research to the energy autonomy of housing in the critical phases of electricity demand using TESLA-type storage cells. Work that leads architects to imagine a new configuration of smart grids.


2004. Winner of Europan 7.
2012. Lauriers de la Construction Bois Prize.
2012. Emerging Agency Award by WALLPAPER magazine.
2014. Special mention Futures Possibles pour IMBRICATIONS.
2014. EDF Low Carbon Award for NESTING.
2016. Special innovation award Caisse des Dépôts LAB Architecture for IMBRITACTION EXPOSITIONS.
2013. MAXXI Museum in Rome the STICK project is on display.
2015. MOMA in New York Helsinki Library project on display.
2016. Venice Biennale the IMBRICATION project is presented.
2019. Pisa Biennale.



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