Dauphins (Résidence les)
Year of construction: 1974
Architects: Michel Chesneau and Jean Verola
Capacity: 204 units
Height: 41m. 16 floors
Address: 3-6, Square Henri-Regnault - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park : Coupole-Regnault
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
The Dauphins are part of a composition dominated by the Gambetta tower and the Maréchal-Leclerc residence, built at the same period. Less designed and weaker than its neighbours, the complex consists of a juxtaposition of four almost identical buildings. Their stepped layout mitigates the mass effect of the complex, whose only distinguishing features are the interplay of intertwined circles on the gables and the layout of the spandrels.
A word about the architects
Associated with Robert Delb, Michel Chesneau and Jean Verola sign four buildings in La Défense: Atlantique, Europe, Winterthur and Franklin. The Les Dauphins residence is their only achievement as a duo in its own right.