Located in the heart of the French capital, among historical edifices and large Haussmannian avenues, the building of the ‘Chambre des notaires de Paris’ is an emblematic place to the profession of 'notaires' in France and house them since its construction in 1850.
Over time, however, successive and limited renovations inside the building have cost it its coherence, shattering and complicating its organization. Currently challenged by the important transformations the profession is meeting, this historical building does not seem to fit neither modern methods of work nor the needs of the ‘notaires’.
The Chamber’s members have thus now decided to undertake an overall renovation of the edifice. They chose to organize an architectural competition to select the architecture firm to entrust with this priceless part of their history.
Beyond simply updating the building, the competition demand to deeply redesign it. The project invites to reflect on tomorrow’s methods of work and the opening to the public of the profession of ‘notaires’. Indeed, the Chamber’s members would like to transform the building into a place of innovation, exchanges and interactions with the public. Their final ambition is for the ‘Chambre des notaires de Paris’ to embody the future of this profession.
At the same time, they also want to retain the building’s historical dimension and heritage in which lies all its value – such as the facade, the antique rooms or the grand stone staircase. The renovation of the Chamber represents a perfect opportunity to enhance this legacy.
The whole challenge of this competition will therefore be to find the right balance between building the Chamber for the future and imperatively respecting the historical legacy of this building. Get all information about the competition on the official website: https://competition.bam.archi/chambre-des-notaires
PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION:
Project for the transformation of the Chambre des Notaires de Paris - 12 Avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris
Approximately 3400 m² to be renovated. The surface areas may vary depending on proposals.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION:
Selection of participants based on references and covering letter: 3 to 5 teams allowed to compete
Application deadline: February 27, 2019
Announcement of the teams allowed to compete: March 11, 2019
Presentation of project intentions: April 16 & 18 2019
Project submission deadline: May 31, 2019
Presentation of projects by the competitors: June 6, 2019
Free of charge until February 15, 2019
From February 15 2019, late registration fee will be 100 € excl. tax per team.
€ 25 000 excl. tax. per team allowed to compete.
BUILDING COST AND DESIGN FEES:
Estimated budget for works: 8 million € excl tax.
Estimated project management fees: 14% of the cost of the works for a complete project management solution (MOP law type), Technical Studies Offices and consultants included. (In addition, the tasks will include: design/choice of furniture + DPC + OPC + SYN)
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