Saved from demolition, an Art Deco building transformed into luxury apartments

IMAGES. Has Issy-les-Moulineaux, in a building of the social Security, Art Deco had to be demolished. In the Face of the mobilization of the inhabitants of the district, it has been renovated into luxurious apartments. Discovery.
This is the story of a rehabilitation amazing. A few years ago, a building housing Social security offices in Issy-les-Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine), was threatened with demolition. Built in the 1950’s, the building required a big renovation. A developer had planned to destroy the building in the Art Deco style to build a seven-floor building. But in the face of the outcry the people of the district, attached to this 3-storey building and refusing to see a building obstruct the view, the project was abandoned.


The Promoter Esprimm, specialized in operations with strong architectural character, has made the choice to fully rehabilitate the building by exploiting its Art Deco style and the transformation of the former offices into 12 upscale accommodations. A project that has captivated the residents ‘ associations and the town hall. “It is an architectural style that deserved to be preserved“, has entrusted us with Philippe Knusmann, deputy mayor delegated to the planning of Issy-les-Moulineaux. “Ce project has been accepted more easily by the neighborhood, especially because it respect its environment, and a square which adjoins it, “says the elected official.


To carry out this heavy rehabilitation, the proponent has appealed to the cabinet of architect Vincent Eschalier and the general contractor QDS (Building Quality Department). Since its construction, the building had never been renovated. In eighteen months, the teams are relayed to re-organize spaces, create a space for an elevator cage and add a floor.


To preserve the architectural appearance of the façade, the main contractor chose to proceed with an interior insulation.


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