Manufacture Chanel

 

Iconic architectural building designed by Rudy Riccioti in Paris. Manufacture de la mode for Chanel (also called “Le 19M”) is a multidisciplinary creative hub that will group all the different ateliers that Chanel has in France under one unique building.

 

Description

Structurally, the project, made of white Ductal® Archistructure, is based on a series of columns set back from the façade, calling the plasticity of taut textile. Between the two passageways there is an interface allowing easy building maintenance. You will note that all the structural elements are outside, the objective is to offer space with great flexibility in the layout of the workspaces.

 

Challenge

On the technical side, the façade is made out of 225 columns (mantille) with heights between 24 and 25m and diameter of 20 to 35cm. These impressive and structurally challenging elements have been casted by Mediterranée Prefabrication (Vinci Group) using Ductal® Envelope white solution with a high content of Stainless Steel fibers, which allowed the element to span the full 24m.

 

Installation

Each element of almost 5 tons was casted in one single moulding process. The demoulding and the manipulation of the elements requested tailor-made large scale tools and adapted transport capacity. They were transported through a special route from Marseille to Paris and installed on the building during night shifts (as the size of the elements blocks any circulation around the site).

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