Renovation of Musée national de la Marine by h2o architectes and Snøhetta

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Collaborators
Construction economist.- VPEAS.
Structural design Équilibre Structures.
HVAC engineer, systems engineer, sustainability consultant for operations and maintenance.- IGREC Ingénierie.
Lighting designer.- Agence ON.
Acoustical engineering.- Impédance ingénierie.
Project Management Monuments Historiques.- Lionel Dubois, Pierre Bortolussi.
Fire safety and accessibility consultant.- Casso & Associés.
Scenography of the auditorium.- Scenevolution.
Client
Musée National de la Marine, OPPIC-Opérateur du Patrimoine et des Projets Immobiliers de la Culture.
Dates
2016 – 2023.
Location
Palais de Chaillot, 17 place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre 75016.
Photography
M Verret.

Craig Dykers, Kjetil Thorsen. Snøhetta

Snøhetta is an integrated architecture, landscape, and interior design company based in Oslo, Norway, and New York City, formed in 1989 and led by principals Craig Dykers and Kjetil Thorsen. The firm, which is named after one of Norway's highest mountain peaks, has approximately 100 staff members working on projects around the world. The practice pursues a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach, with people from multiple professions working together to explore diverse perspectives on each project.

Snøhetta has completed a number of critically acclaimed cultural projects, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt; the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; and the Lillehammer Art Museum in Norway. Current projects include the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in New York.

In 2004 Snøhetta received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and in 2009 the firm was honored with the Mies van der Rohe Award. Snøhetta is the only company to have twice won the World Architecture Award for best cultural building, in 2002 for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and in 2008 for the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo.

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Charlotte Hubert, Jean-Jacques Hubert, Antoine Santiard h2o architectes

h2o architectes is a architectural firm that was founded in 2005 by Charlotte Hubert and Jean-Jacques Hubert. Antoine Santiard joined as a partner in 2008. In 2016, the three partners created Eugène Architectes du Patrimoine to address the challenges of restoring Heritage status buildings.

The firm is specialized in heritage and urban design and reconfiguration. It develops a variety of programs on different scales: housing, public spaces, new neighborhoods, work and educational environments, and cultural facilities.

Faced with the complexity of the contexts addressed and their heritage or social characters, the firm has built an agile approach, capable of resolving situations in unique ways, through concerted action. Projects are designed to be open-ended, in a finely balanced dialogue with the history of the site, systematically questioned and always enriched.

Initial programs are questioned with the goal of transcending the initial commission and creating renewed sites that can be freely appropriated by their users. More than just spaces, h2o architectes constructs places to be enjoyed and experienced.

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