Developer: Kaufman & Broad
Architect: SAA Architects
Height / floors: 67.74 m - 9 floors
Surface area: 12,600 sq.m.
Location: Esplanade Sud, Michelet district (Puteaux)
Delivery date: 2023
The River Island program is located in the Michelet district of Puteaux, near the La Défense circular boulevard and the "Esplanade de La Défense" metro station.
The plot was originally occupied by a R+8 building complex with 2 basement levels. The 12-meter wide ring shape of the existing building, which encloses the interior spaces of the block, led to the choice of a demolition-reconstruction solution.
The new building, entirely new, will thus benefit from a new layout. Indeed, the U-shaped layout will now offer a garden in the heart of the block, open and generous.
The project will have 3 basement levels, a garden level and a superstructure in R+9, as well as a mezzanine.
The façade on the street, initially punctuated by metal frames, will now have the form of a thin double skin, composed of large glazed triangles with varying inclinations.
In order to preserve the views of the neighboring dwellings, the building is inspired by the stepped morphology of the existing building. Terraced gardens are also envisaged.
The building is accessed from the lobby at the Liberty traffic circle.
River Island © SAA Architectes et Kaufman and Broad