Our steel floors support Paris’ urban renewal the eponymous boulevard in Paris - has been used as a shed, storage space and a car park, since it was built in the mid-1960s.
But now, thanks to a major refurbishment involving Arval by Arcelormittal , the new-look building is set to be one of the biggest multi-purpose ‘live, work, play, shop’ venues in France.
The Macdonald warehouse conversion project falls under the Paris Great Urban Renewal Project (GPRU) which was launched in March 2002 and aims to improve the quality of life and city infrastructure in the Parisian suburbs.
In a nod to its history and the various roles the Macdonald warehouse has played, the structure of the building is largely being preserved. Construction France has played a key part in offering the right steel solutions and technical expertise to the builders Sicra-GTM (owned by Groupe Vinci, one of the world’s largest construction companies), making this preservation possible.
ArcelorMittal Construction is supplying 12,000m² of our Cofradal® 200 and an additional 5,000m² of Cofraplus® 77 and 10,000m² Cofraplus® 60 along with +70 tonnes of Slim Floor Beams (SFB) which will be used in the flooring, and other interior structures.
The transformed warehouse will hold housing, offices, shops and entertainment facilities, all in one space. The design company involved has created a master plan to include 1,100 flats; 32,500 m² of shops and stores; 28,000m² of offices and 17, 000m² of communal activities space.
The Office for Metropolitan Architecture OMA was commissioned by the city of Paris.
> Associated entreprises : SICRA-GTM (Vinci Group) and PAIMBOEUF
> The project is expected to be completed by May 2014.