Located on the banks of the Seine, the ZAC Fulton is part of one of the most privileged landscapes in Paris, in a district south of the Austerlitz station which is undergoing rapid change. The volume of the A5A2 buildings results from both : geometric constraints of size due of the prospect and urban prescriptions as well as for the block drawn up by the Brenac & Gonzalez agency, urban planners for the block.
The project consists of a base (R+1) which gives a pedestrian scale to the building. It is made up of two shops and duplex accommodation overlooking a garden. On this base rest two emergences develop, building A (R+11) visible from Avenue de France which includes 55 intermediate housing units and building B (R+9) made up of 65 social housing units.
The urban breakthrough in the middle of the block offers a view towards the Seine. The two emergences are faceted in order to minimize the visual impacts of one in relation to the other and promote sunshine. The bevel effects are accompanied by the treatment of balconies and terraces allowing each accommodation to have an outdoor space.
These forms were a vector of typological richness in the distribution and organization of housing, in fact the majority of housing benefits from a double or triple orientation and exterior spaces (loggias, balconies, terraces).
The project consists of two types of facades. The street facades are made of light coating, and pierced with bays available in 2 formats, whose repetitive rhythm reflects the interior organization of the volumes. The base is highlighted by a ceramic covering. In contrast, the facades in the heart of the block are more expressive, very largely glazed, sequenced by regular golden trumeaux and “pleated” continuous balconies which energize the heart of the project.
High Environmental Quality
The FULTON A5A2 operation is H&E profile A performance option certified. Responds to the expectations of the Climate Plan of the city of Paris, with a level of energy performance equal to Effinergie+, that being RT 2012 -10%. The energy efficiency of the building is based on its geometry, the treatment of its envelope and the construction processes used.
The building adopts a complex shape, taken from the ZAC lot sheet, whose compactness is a guarantee of energy efficiency. Heat production for heating and domestic hot water is garanted by a connection to district heating, half of the production is supplied by renewable and recovery energies.
The double-aspect heart of the block is open to the streets and offers landscaping largely planted in the ground. The roof top on various floors are also green and planted with tall trees. The creation of an island of freshness in the dense Parisian urban context was at the center of our preoccupations.
The large, slightly elevated crossing garden constitutes a breath of fresh air, a luxuriant strip of shade, creating inhabitant situations, places of appropriation but also places of intimacy, protected spaces. Numerous circulation routes connecting the buildings on the block to each other are accompanied by dense shrub plantations, groves of Saskatoon berries punctuated with Scots pines, creating a vast shrubbery.
These plantations constitute a sober and homogeneous carpet which highlights the residential buildings and reveals their architectural riches. This landscape extends to the floors creating multiple hanging gardens which benefit all floors as well as all the inhabitants of the operation.
Marbre de Fulton
Le Marbre de Fulton was made from rubble gleaned during demolitions on the ZAC Paris Rive Gauche (Paris 13th) and by the methodical recovery of construction site waste from the Fulton buildings. Red bricks, gray concrete slabs and white ceramic facade elements were crushed and then integrated into the pouring of the liquid concrete screed on the ground.
The marbling effects are obtained by manually mixing the different layers of colored concrete. Le Marbre de Fulton is a creation by the artist Stefan Shankland, a horizontal sculpture created in building lobbies. The patterns on the ground evoke in turn the meanders of a river, the aerial view of a liquid territory, geological strata in formation, vortices carrying debris, a magma of cosmic particles. Source by Anne-Françoise Jumeau Architectes.
Location: 15 rue Fulton ( BAT 1 ) & 16 rue de Bellièvre ( BAT 2 ) in Paris, France
Architect: Anne-Françoise Jumeau Architectes
Project Manager: Maud Armagnac, Stéphane Raza
Assistants: Elisabeth Ankou, Sébastien Petra, Barbara Bueno, Elodie Laurent
BET TCE + HQE: SIBAT
Landscape: Freddy Charrier Let’s Grow
Artist: Marbre d’ICI Stefan Shankland
Client: ICF Habitat La Sabliere
Area: 8 232 m2
Cost: 21 M€ HT
Completion: april 2023