Lorraine (Résidence)

Year of construction: 1969
Architects: Robert Camelot and Jean-Claude Finelli. Capacity: 112 units
Height: 17m. 4 floors

Address: 11-37, Square des Corolles - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park: Corolles
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche

As foreseen in the master plan of June 1960, the Lorraine residence is designed on the principle of the Palais-Royal. The composition is in fact entirely closed on a central garden, with the "day" parts of the apartments facing it. Built on stilts, the building consists of a mezzanine and three floors with facades of rough concrete on the outside and glazed sandstone on the inside. The design is reminiscent of that of the Tourette convent, designed by Le Corbusier.

A word about the architect

Second Grand Prix de Rome in 1933, Robert Camelot (1903-1992) officiated in Paris until 1977. In collaboration with Jacques and Paul Herbé, he worked, among other things, on the pavilion of the Manufacture nationale de Sèvres at the 1937 Paris Exhibition. After the war, he designed the urban plans for cities such as Reims, Nanterre and Lisieux. From the 1950s onwards, he took part in the design of La Défense alongside Jean de Mailly and Bernard Zehrfuss. He is also the "father" of the first generation of towers and residences known as the "Palais Royal".