Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura
Photo © Takuji Shimmura

UGC Paris 19

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Year
2013
Stories
5-20 Stories
Client
UGC Ciné Cité
Team
Octave Parant, Rana Bou Rjeili, Julia Leguilloux, Jean-François Guillot, Hector Montero Docarragal, Julien Sibra, Laura Gelso, Clémence De Dreuzy

On the outskirt of Paris, this new multiplex is a key infrastructure for the newly designed Claude Bernand urban interstice. North of the « boulevard périphérique » (the Parisian ringroad), south of the Boulevard Macdonald and east of the Canal Saint Denis, this intersection is a sector of great urban flux. The wooden footbridge connecting both sides of the périphérique is a booster of human flow and creates a crossing point in front of the building.

The design of the building presents a series of staggered blocks assembled like a magic lantern or a film canister. The spectacle is not only found in the movie theatre but also in the design of the building and the way it is connected to its environment, the visitors becoming the actors of the show.

The building rises on a North/South road link, providing the opportunity to use the facade as a mean to communicate with the outside world. The west side of the building, facing the Emile Bollaert park, is clad in a pierced layer of metal resin, giving the impression of a series of pixels.

Developer: SEMAVIP
Client: UGC
Engineering firm: GEC Ingénierie
Engineering HQE : SE&ME
Acoustics : Peutz
Surface area: 9,786 sq m
Budget: €20 M + Tax
Mandate: Design and supervision + interior design and landscaping
Number of theatres: 14

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