44-place crèche rue Piat
Paris

Construction of a crèche for 44 children

40, Rue Piat – Paris

Client
PARIS HABITAT OPH

Architect
Atelier WRA

MECOBAT mission
Multidisciplinary engineering

Construction cost
€ 2.8 M (excl. VAT)

Surface area
700 sq. m

Design phase
2010 – 2012

Construction phase
2012 – 2014
Project completion February 2014

Description

Construction of a crèche for 44 children at the centre of a residential block, above an existing underground carpark. The existing infrastructure (3-storey underground car park) was modified to accommodate technical and utility rooms and to integrate the main entrance to the building (corridor, staircase, lift).
The building consists of a timber and metal structure placed on the edge of an existing concrete slab. This slab was extended as a cantilever, creating an overhang that projects from the south façade of the building.
A contemporary garden is situated on the crèche’s green roof (described by the architect as an “origami”).

Sustainability criteria

  • Plan Climat de la Ville de Paris
  • Consumption <50 kWh /m2 /year
  • HQE Ville de Paris standards

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