David Chipperfield and Sou Fujimoto have been named among the high-profile winners of a series of linked design competitions aimed at reinvigorating sites across Paris
Chipperfield’s proposals for the Immeuble Morland office building will see the structure, which backs onto the River Seine, extended and opened up to provide new housing, a youth hostel, hotel facilities, offices, retail outlets and a food market.
The scheme to revamp the building, which was built between 1957 and 1964, is one of a swathe of projects forming part of city mayor Anne Hidaglo’s ‘Reinventer Paris’ urban regeneration initiative.
Fujimoto, who designed London’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion, created a tree-covered structure that will span Paris’ Périphérique ring road and which aims to link the city’s central business district with La Défense.
Other competition winners include DCG architects’ proposals to redevelop the former Masséna Station; Xtu Architects’ green plans for a 2,086m2 plot in the Rive Gauche Urban Development Zone; and proposals for new infill homes on an existing estate by Nicolas Laisné* Associés and landscape architect Bassinet et Turquin.