Residential care-home for the elderly by AZC

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AZC Architectes. Lead architects.- Grégoire Zündel and Irina Cristea, Nicolas Souchko, Mario Russo.
Project team
Design studies.- Elena Melzoba.
Site.- Célia Horn, Alberto Gatti.
General engineering consultants.- Igrec Ingénierie.
Landscape architect.- Atelier Villes et Paysages.
Facade engineers.- VS-A.
Acoustic engineers.- Acoustique & Conseil.
Project type.- Public works.
Footprint.- 27,000 m².
Useable surface area.- 8,460 m².
Circulation: 3,312 m².
Competition.- 2009.
Work on site begins.- July 2012.
Completion dates.- Phase 1, November 2014; Phase 2, 2017.
Notre-Dame de Bon Secours, 68 rue des Plantes 75014 Paris.
Approx € 28.6M.

Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea. AZC

AZC Architectes is an architectural studio founded in 2001 by Irina Cristea and Grégoire Zündel based in Paris, France.

The studio was born out of the idea that the exploration of architecture and its techniques could help to improve the built environment. Their interest does not lie in the invention of concepts, they have always tried to realise buildings for real life needs.

Through competitions and direct commissions, the office has worked on more than a hundred projects of varied scales and uses. Most of its built projects are intended for a wider public; sports facilities, conference halls, office and residential buildings, some of which very specifically for vulnerable populations. They also have eight metro stations under construction, four of them in Paris and four in Rennes and studies for a new station in Lyon.

Most of their work has been published, exhibited, sometimes awarded and they have often been given the opportunity to speak on issues of sustainability, diversity and innovative techniques that illustrate all their commitments.

Irina Cristea, born in Bucharest, graduated from ENSA Strasbourg in 1995 and studied architecture at London South Bank University and Bucharest Ion Mincu institute.

Grégoire Zündel, born in Colmar, graduated from ENSA Strasbourg in 1995. He is a visiting professor at ENSA Strasbourg from 2004-2006.



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