• Warehouse Macdonald

    Warehouse Macdonald
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • Warehouse Macdonald

      The project for the regeneration and extension of the MacDonald warehouse in Paris has its genesis in a master plan by OMA. Former partner of OMA, Floris Alkemade invited XDGA to together realize the built project.
      FAA-XDGA is both the overall coordinator for the architectural realizations of 15 different international architects, and also the individual architect for the regeneration of the existing warehouse into a commercial center, two housing blocks and an office building in the project. Additionally FAA-XDGA designed all the public spaces and associated infrastructure.

      The program of the project is primarily housing, in total 1000 new housing units have been realized, half of them being social housing. A key element of the projects is the creation of a courtyard garden, offering remarkable spaces through the optimal distribution of the dwellings with view over Paris, providing private green space, and double-height ceilings. The dialogue between existing  and new volumes and the explicit variations between the North and South facades creates many very different housing arrangements and volumes. Housing implanted within the existing volumes are given a special identity by the heroic concrete structure and the restored historic facade. The nine southern blocks are designed as urban villas; detached buildings placed on a pedestal and open on four sides. The project involves about 15% of duplex apartments equipped with a generous roof terrace.

      The project for the regeneration and extension of the MacDonald warehouse in Paris has its genesis in a master plan by OMA. Former partner of OMA, Floris Alkemade invited XDGA to together realize the built …

    • © XDGA, photo by Frans by Parthesius
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • © XDGA
    • © XDGA, photo by Frans Parthesius
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • © XDGA, photo by Matthias Van Rossen
    • 2008-2016118 Warehouse Macdonald

      commission, built

      CityParis

      Programmaster plan, housing, offices, shops, infrastructure, public space

      Year2008-2016

      Procedurecommission

      Statusbuilt

      ClientParis Nord Est

      Total floor area150.200 m²

      Budget330.540.000 €

      ArchitectsXDGA-FAA (Floris Alkemade Architect)

      LandscapeMichel Desvigne Paysagiste

      Structural engineerSetec

      PhotographsMathias Van Rossen