A makeover for the XIIIth arrondissement

Project: Residential and office building, Paris, France

Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés, Paris, France

Photographs: Hamonic + Masson & Associés, Paris, France

Nemetschek brand involved: Vectorworks

Paris is growing skyward

After more than 30 years, a change in municipal planning allows for the construction of the 50 meters tall residential and office building ZAC Masséna on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. The convoluted residential towers are connected by a shared base and contain condominiums, subsidized housing and a mall that opens out onto the busy main street. The stories of the building are staggered and symbolize a plant turning towards the sun so that the apartments have maximum exposure to sunlight.