Maison de l’Ordre des Avocats, Paris
Renzo Piano 

Maison de l’Ordre des Avocats, Paris

Renzo Piano 


In dialogue with the grand courthouse building next to it, the new seat of the law bar association completes the judicial complex that has activated the peripheral Batignolles district.

A metro station under the site made it necessary to dispense with the usual foundation and resort instead to a huge cantilever on minimal supports, with a terse glass skin embodying the transparency of justice.


Maison de l’Ordre des Avocats
Paris (France).

Client
Ordre des Avocats de Paris+Sogelym-Dixence.

Architects
Renzo Piano Building Workshop / B. Plattner, J. Moolhuijzen (partners); P. Colonna (associate in charge); S. Cimino, C. Guézet, S. Giorgio-Marrano, C. Maxwell-Mahon (team); A. Bagatella, D. Tsagkaropoulos (computer-generated imagery); O. Aubert, C. Colson, Y. Kyrkos (models).

Consultants
AIA Ingénierie (structure, MEP services, sustainability, civil engineering); RFR (facade); Franck Franjou (lighting design); Meta (acoustics); Labeyrie & Associés (audiovisual systems); NAMIXIS (fire protection); Origoni & Steiner (graphics); SLETEC (cost consultant).

Area
7.000 m².

Photos
Sergio Grazia.