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Scipion hotel
Architectural study

Paris (5)

Project owner NC
Delivery 2020
Surface 5 100 m²
Cost NC
Project manager Vincent Eschalier
Heritage M+O Architectes

Project owner NC
Delivery 2020
Surface 5 100 m²
Cost NC
Project manager Vincent Eschalier
Heritage M+O Architectes




This project is the subject of a collaboration with the M + O agency, heritage architects expert in the restoration and rehabilitation of old buildings. Built in the mid-16th century, the hotel in rue de la Barre was bought shortly after by Scipion Sardini, banker to Catherine de Medici. Sold and transformed into a hospital for the poor from the beginning of the 17th century, it was assigned to the bakery of the civil hospices of Paris from 1675 and kept this use until 1974.

 

The buildings that line the square courtyard of the old mansion have undergone many transformations throughout their history, but the use of the bakery continues over a period of three centuries. It is this extraordinary longevity that led our team to consider a program linked to the history of the place: a bread school. The ground floor will be used for commercial activities, thus proposing the creation of a grocery store, an urban vegetable garden and the restoration of the bakery as a school.
These complementary activities aim to bring this historic establishment back to life and to help breathe new life into this housing building. The courtyard, the urban vegetable garden and the patio, centered in a central way, reinforce the link between these activities and the desire to bring this whole to life.