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Maison de la Batellerie

Renovation and refurbishment of the Maison de la Batellerie.

The Maison de la Batellerie is part of a group of buildings that form an urban facade on the banks of the Seine. The strategic location of this Maison (house) between the Seine and the quay offers exceptional views, but various transformations over the years have eliminated this permeability.
Today the building houses offices for Voies navigables de France (French navigation authority), which manages, operates, maintains and upgrades Europe's largest waterway network.
Our project consisted in returning to the original concept of the Arsène Henry brothers and was "treated in the spirit of stripping back and simplicity", which restores transparency. We proposed a new alliance between heritage and modernity. By removing all the pastiche interventions, the new transparent skin opens up onto the landscape of the Seine and lights up at night like a "magic lantern".
Inside, energy performance and the comfort of users are improved, acoustically, visually, and in terms of thermal comfort.

Client : Port de Paris
Location : Paris, France
Surface : 2 500 m²
Status : Delivered
Date : 2013
Key points
  • Development located along the river Seine in Paris.
  • Renovation and refurbishment.
  • Highlighting of the original architecture.
  • Energy efficiency renovation.
Performance environnementale
  • Interior insulation of existing facades.
  • Replacement of glazing.
  • Impact of construction site limited.
  • Hybrid radiant ceilings.
  • Double-flow ventilation.
Download the project sheet


Lacoudre Architecture (Associated Architect)
Patriarche (Architecture)


GEC ingénierie


Photos: ©Hugo Hébrard


Historic Monument