2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France ©RPBW
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France Ph. Michel Denancé
2000-2005

EMI Music France Headquarters

Paris, France

On a former industrial site in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, the scheme is composed of two small, restored buildings and four new buildings, linked together at first-floor level by an enclosed corridor that overlooks a central garden. These new pavilions are inspired by traditional Parisian workshops; they are not very tall, are clad in terracotta and have pitched roofs, glazed on one side to take advantage of natural light. Originally, each pavilion was intended to house a different music label (distinct companies, all part of the parent group). The pavilions had been designed to each have their own architectural identity within a common unifying design. Although the project underwent alterations in its final stages, due to a change in ownership, the inherent flexibility of the original design allowed the scheme to be adapted easily to meet new needs and demands. More than just a place for business, this music ‘village’ is also a venue for music events, with its own concert hall and three recording studios.

Credits

Client: EMI Music France

Renzo Piano Building Workshop, architects

Design team: P.Vincent, A.Gallissian (senior partner and associate in charge) with T.Nguyên and J.Carter, J.Ch.Denise, G.Ducci, S.Giorgio-Marrano, P.Hendier; O.Aubert, C.Colson, Y.Kyrkos (models)

Consultants: Ove Arup & Partners, GEC Ingénierie (structure and services); GEC Ingénierie (cost consultant); Peutz & Associés (acoustics); R. Labeyrie (audio/video equipment); C.Guinaudeau (planting); P.L.Copat (interiors); GEMO (site co-ordination).

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