UNIC by MAD Architects

UNIC by MAD ArchitectsImage courtesy of MAD Architects

UNIC by MAD Architects

MAD Architects has unveiled its first residential project to be constructed Clichy-Batignolles, a newly developed neighborhood in Paris. Located next to Martin Luther King Park and a courthouse designed by Renzo Piano, which is currently under construction, UNIC enjoys abundant neighborhood natural spaces. It is a 13-storey scheme that will be developed in collaboration with local Accueil-Biecher Architectes to ensure the creation of a iconic residential project united with the community.

 

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Oriented to face the adjacent 10-hectare green space, the building’s form is accentuated by sinuous floor plates, with each asymmetrical level tapering as the building ascends. MAD attempts to blur the boundary between architecture and nature through stepped terraces, which extend the green space from the park into the building. This also provides room for residents to directly interact with nature. Representing stacked courtyards, the distance between human and nature is collapsed. With its majestic high, the building’s upper floors boast panoramic views of the surrounding city and the Eiffel Tower.

 

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The building applied a simple double core structure and bare concrete façade, both of which showcase the design’s elegance and simplicity. Direct connection is also provided to the metro transit network, as well as other community resources such as a kindergarten, and various retail outlets and restaurants. The resulting design enhances everyday community relations among a diverse socio-economic neighborhood. After being selected to complete the project, MAD participated in a series of workshops to explore topics from urban plans to sustainable community development, resource sharing, energy management, and population demographics.

 

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