Les Canaux: eco-rehabilitation in a circular, innovative and humanist economy


  • Building Type : Office building < 28m
  • Construction Year : 1882
  • Delivery year : 2022
  • Address 1 - street : 6 quai de la Seine 75019 PARIS, France
  • Climate zone : [Cfb] Marine Mild Winter, warm summer, no dry season.

  • Net Floor Area : 797 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 1 383 000 €
  • Number of Work station : 15 Work station
  • Cost/m2 : 1735.26 €/m2

Certifications :

  • Primary energy need
    96.1 kWhep/m2.an
    (Calculation method : RT existant )
Energy consumption
Economical buildingBuilding
< 50A
51 à 90B
91 à 150C
151 à 230D
231 à 330E
331 à 450F
> 450G
Energy-intensive building

From the services of Les Canaux to the association Les Canaux

The building "des Canaux" was built in 1882 for the administration of Les Canaux services in the 19th arrondissement in Paris. In 2010, the administration left the premises. In 2016, the City of Paris decided to turn the building into the Maison des Économies Solidaires et Innovantes, a showcase for the circular economy, supported by the association Les Canaux.

Chaired by Yann Arthus Bertrand, the association advises, trains and supports economic actors committed to solidarity and the planet, in France and internationally. It offers concrete tools to all those who wish to develop their social and environmental impact in their work or business.

In 2017, the City of Paris made the building available to the association to develop its activity.

The building needed to be renovated and adapted, and the City of Paris decided to make it an exemplary work site, in terms of the environment, particularly the circular economy, and solidarity. In Paris, the building sector accounts for 80% of energy consumption and more than 20% of the carbon footprint and produces around 1.9 million tonnes of waste per year.


Phase 1 of the works - 2016-2017

Phase 1 of the works concerned the interior refurbishment of the first and second floors, now used as offices. 95% of the materials, products and equipment used were reused, bio-based and/or eco-labelled. 95% of the materials, outgoing products and waste from the site were reused or recycled. The City of Paris, which acted as project manager and project supervisor, won the Territoria de bronze award in the "Public Space Development - Urban Planning" category from the Observatoire National de l'Innovation Publique in 2018 for this work.


Phase 2 of the work - 2020-2022

In March 2020, the City of Paris signed a design-build contract to launch phase 2 of the renovation of the Maison des Canaux with the same objective, a building that is as virtuous as possible, particularly in terms of the circular, social and innovative economy. The consortium headed by the Grand Huit architectural firm was selected. The building site was handed over at the beginning of March 2022 after one year of work.

The programme of works for phase 2 consists of:

  • improving the building's energy performance (insulation, ventilation and innovative heating);
  • creating an outdoor terrace with a pergola, allowing the extension of the Canals' activities and integrating an access ramp for accessibility for all;
  • redesigning the ground floor and the basement to improve the reception of the public and the functionality of the building.

The design-and-build contract amounts to €1.7 million (including tax), for which the City has received 3 co-financing sources: the stimulus plan (€465,000), the Ile de France Region (€18,000) and the Parisian participatory budget (€100,000).

The project develops many innovations:

  • a pioneering building in reuse and unique in France, with the majority of the works made from second life materials exclusively from the Ile-de-France region. It is worth noting that more than 90% of the terrace is made of reused materials, including the metal structure of the shell;
  • the installation of natural ventilation with heat recovery, a very rare example in rehabilitation;
  • the rehabilitation of a traditional Parisian interior insulation technique, plaster on wood lath, thanks to a fire resistance test;
  • a major mobilisation of SSE structures in the Ile-de-France region: in the project management team, the craftsmen suppliers and the works companies.
  • A recovery rate of more than 90% for materials and waste.

An atypical and local grouping

Rare in projects of this scale, the design-build contract has enabled a unique collaboration in the service of responsible construction.

The Grand Huit architectural firm, leader of the winning consortium of the design-build contract, has placed the human element and the preservation of resources at the heart of its practice. It formed a group of project managers and craftsmen, mostly from the Social and Solidarity Economy, who worked hand in hand from the project's outline. The majority of the cost of the work was allocated to two integration companies in eastern Paris (Travail et Vie and Apij-Bat). The other companies in the contract, their subcontractors and suppliers, also located in an area close to the project, are key players in the field of reuse and solidarity in the Ile-de-France region.

The Grand Huit architectural firm was the perfect conductor of the operation, and succeeded in creating a poetic and sensitive architecture from its values.


Key partners in the success of the project

To carry out this operation, the City of Paris was assisted by Tribu Energie in improving energy performance and installing renewable energy heating, from the development of the programme to the acceptance of the work, and in assessing the building's greenhouse gas emissions (construction products and energy) and the carbon gains from reuse.

It is also supported by Ekopolis as part of the Bdf - Bâtiments durables franciliens (sustainable buildings in the Parisian region) approach, a support, evaluation and learning system for construction and rehabilitation operations. The project was awarded the Bdf Gold level, the highest recognition of the support system, in the design and implementation phases.

Bellastock, in the framework of the European project Facilitating the circulation of reclaimed building elements in Northwestern Europe (FCRBE), contributed its expertise on the insurance of the reuse of metal beams, donated by Est ensemble and Sequano. This feedback was presented to the European partners in Brussels by the City of Paris.

Inter-site synergies have been set up internally by the City of Paris and with many other contracting authorities to recover reused materials. In particular, the APHP, Est-Ensemble and its developer Sequano, Seine Saint Denis Habitat, the RIVP and Elogie-Siemp have contributed to the project through their donations. The physical and digital reuse platforms were also widely solicited.

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) conducted the fire test, which made it possible to experiment with a thermal screen composed of 100% bio-geosourced materials from the Ile-de-France region, wood lath and plaster coating, and thus to do away with the metal lattice, which has a heavy carbon impact, imposed by fire safety regulations.


Sharing experience

This demonstrator also has an educational purpose. Various site visits have been carried out. They have enabled about a hundred Parisians to visit the site and more than 50 employees of the Parisian community.

The City of Paris worked with the service provider Wild Time Records to capitalise and formalise the lessons learned from this operation in various communication media (article, video, motion design). These materials are available on the website: passerelle écologique paris, a platform dedicated to eco-responsible construction by the City of Paris.


Circular building paths

In order to perpetuate and develop circular economy practices and in particular reuse, the City of Paris (DLH), Les Canaux, Ekopolis and the Scop Grand Huit have experimented with a training scheme called "Les Chemins du Bâtiment circulaire" as part of this operation.

This is a theoretical and practical training course for the entire chain of actors, project owners, project managers and workers. The mix of participants, city employees and outsiders (landlords, architects, local mission, etc.), is sought to encourage the sharing of knowledge. For the first session, participants included City of Paris operations managers, social landlords, private architects, City of Paris masons and carpenters, and agents of integration companies.

Supported by the Ademe and the participatory budget, this scheme aims to be extended to other sites, including those of the City of Paris.


Mobilisation of the City of Paris employees

The City of Paris led the rehabilitation operation.

The project management team from the Housing and Habitat Department (DLH) received the City of Paris' internal innovation trophy in the ecological and climate challenges category in November 2021.

The DLH also worked in close collaboration with all the other departments. The operation once again revealed the abundance of professions and skills within the City of Paris.

Building users opinion

The occupants are very satisfied. Their needs have been taken into account and the philosophy of the work implemented highlights the association's missions.

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Photo credit

Grand Huit


Construction Manager


    Thermal consultancy agency




    BET heating ventilation water management

    Site manager

    Les Canaux



    Association for the promotion of solidarity and innovative economy

    Assistance to the Contracting Authority

    TRIBU Energie



    AMO energy performance





    Safety and health protection coordination


    Travail et Vie



    Cleaning, logistics, site life and sorting management - Integration company


    Duarte Construction


    Structural work and demolition


    APIJ-BAT Coopérative

    Finishing work - Work integration company












    implementation of a load lift (subcontractor)




    Training in dry stone construction (subcontractor)


    A Travers Fil



    Realization and installation of a reused solid oak trellis for the fence of the outdoor terrace (subcontractor)


    Les Résilientes

    eugenie.de.lariviere[a]gmail.com et geraldinetubery[a]orange.fr


    manufacture of tapestry from reused carpet and draperies and curtains in reused fabric





    Realization of macramé filling of the gates for the closure of the outdoor terrace (subcontractor)

Contracting method

General Contractor

Type of market


Energy consumption

  • 96,10 kWhep/m2.an
  • 98,30 kWhep/m2.an
  • RT existant

    - 58.3% heating (wood boiler); - 39.2% lighting; - 0.6% ventilation; - 1.9 auxiliaries (DHW is not counted in the existing RT calculation for this type of building).

  • 208,10 kWhep/m2.an

Envelope performance

  • 0,94 W.m-2.K-1
  • The volumetry of the building has not been modified. Nevertheless, complete interior insulation has been installed on the exterior walls of the ground floor and R+1 (the exterior walls of R+2 and the attic already benefited from interior insulation). In addition, the majority of the single-glazed exterior joinery has been replaced by double-glazed joinery.


    • Wood boiler
    • Individual electric boiler
    • No domestic hot water system
    • No cooling system
    • Natural ventilation
    • Double flow heat exchanger
    • Wood boiler


    • Flooding/Slow flood
    • Geotechnical drought (Clay soil shrinkage and swelling)
    • Urban heat island

    The attached climate risk assessment tool for the existing building before works highlighted three types of building sensitivity at different levels:

    • medium sensitivity to the heat wave hazard => In response, the project creates an island of freshness by installing vegetation on the outdoor terrace. It improves summer comfort with the installation of blinds on exposed windows and shade veils on the terrace. The terrace pergola and plantings have been designed to facilitate the growth of shade climbing plants. The operation of the natural ventilation is adjustable allowing ventilation at night to bring freshness and closing the day to keep the freshness. Joinery has been changed with better thermal resistance. The interior insulation of the walls also improves summer comfort.
    • high sensitivity to the hazard of drought and shrinkage swelling of clays -> In response, the recovery of part of the rainwater on site makes it possible to be economical in the use of drinking water and to compensate upstream for the drought risk
    • strong sensitivity to the flood hazard -> In response, the project tries to mitigate the risks upstream with, in particular, the recovery of rainwater on site for watering the plantations and the water supply to the toilets. In addition, low-tech was implemented as soon as possible to make the building functional even in the event of a power cut due to flooding: natural ventilation, manual handling of removable systems (partitions, gates, blinds, etc.)


    To find out more about adapting the building to climate change:

    Click here

Urban environment

    An industrial site until the 1970s, the Bassin de la Villette is now a cherished place to stroll for Parisians. The Maison des Canaux, a former building of the administrative department, bears witness to industrial activity. With increasing attendance, the Bassin de la Villette is a place of breathing and reconnection with water, birds, boats that opens up a perspective of Greater Paris via the Canal de l'Ourcq.

    Located at the junction of the Quai de la Seine and Place Stalingrad, the building occupies an exceptional urban space. It opens an urban sequence towards the MK2 cinema, another preserved witness to the commercial past of the basin, a real major logistics center of the capital. Open to the city, surrounded by public space, the building is accessible by cyclists and walkers, by the main axes of gentle traffic laid out along the water.

    The project strengthens the building's connection to the public space with the installation of a calade ramp which provides level access to a terrace and to the ground floor accessible to the public. This exterior layout has been designed to accommodate biodiversity. The low wall, the dry stone calade and the large trellis support perennial and native vegetation. Existing rose bushes have been carefully transplanted into the new layout. Nesting boxes for the existing sparrow colony have been added and the flora has been designed to accommodate this small bird, protected in Paris.

    Rainwater is collected from the roof to water the plants. The terrace becomes a shady refuge in summer.


Construction and exploitation costs

  • 171 330
  • 1 383 000
  • 583 000
  • The total cost is that of the design-build contract with the Grand Huit group for studies and works.

Reuse : same function or different function

    • Structural works
    • Structural framework
    • Facades
    • Locksmithing-Metalwork
    • Indoor joineries
    • Outdoor joineries
    • Floorings
    • Partitions
    • Isulation
    • Suspended ceilings
    • Raised floors
    • Electricity
    • Plumbing
    • Landscaping
    • others...

    Terrace :

    • Metal beams (IPE, HEA, Tube, Purlin, Plates): 8.6 tons
    • Metal beams (L and Flat): 2.1 tons
    • Decking of the terrace: 80 m² (including 235 ml of joists)
    • Low wall, calade (disabled access ramp), planters: 57 m3 of stones
    • Rubble: 3 m3
    • Topsoil: 2 m3
    • Filling of portals: 5 km of climbing ropes
    • Wooden trellis: 55 m²
    • Shade sail: 90 m²
    • Bar grid: 1 unit
    • Bricks: 4 m²


    Work inside the building:

    • Removable partitions: 80 m²
    • Ground floor insulation: 76 m² of wooden laths + 35 m² of MDF wooden base
    • R+1 insulation: 200 m² of carpet covering + 270 m² of glass wool + 27 m² of MDF wooden base
    • Glass wool ventilation ducts: 75.8 m²
    • False ceilings Ground floor: 12 m²
    • Furniture: Cupboard: 6 m², worktop: 1 unit, benches: 2 units,
    • Doors: 10 units
    • Hardware associated with doors and furniture: at least 10 handles, locksmithing...
    • Sanitary: sinks: 1 unit, toilets: 2 units, basin/sink: 5 units
    • Polycarbonate: 5.12 m²
    • Windows: 3 units
    • Shade sails: 90 m²
    • Blackout curtains: 100 m²
    • Blackout slats: 15 m²
    • External blinds: 160 m²
    • Floors: 27 m² of parquet, 45 m² of restored parquet, 4 m² of standing wood mosaic
    • Baseboards: 70 ml
    • Floors: 33 m² of terrazzo steps + 18 m² restored, 4 m² of concrete slabs,
    • Wall tiles: 10.5 m²
    • Electricity: 2P+E sockets: 36 units, RJ 45 sockets: 18 units; switch: 1 unit;
    • Lights: LED strips: 11 units; light suspensions: 3 units; Spot light: 1 unit
    • BAES: 15 units
    • Electrical outlets: 66 units
    • Switch: 4 units
    • Electrical panel: 1 unit
    • Cable trays: 32 m
    • Faucets: 91 units
    • Cork: 300 liters
    • Radiator: 1 unit
    • Sound diffuser: 3 units
    • Light diffuser: 2 units
    • Fire alarm panel: 1 unit
    • False ceilings in parchment paper: 27 m²


    Structure of the terrace:

    • Steel beams (IPE, HEA, Tube, Panne) from a shed demolished by Sequano and donated by Sequano and Est Ensemble, transformed and adapted by GME
    • Metal beams (L and Plats), steel decommissioned by the steel mills and bought by GME

    Decking of the terrace:

    • Dismantling of Parisian landing doors in oak wood from the work of the social landlords RIVP (donation) and Elogie-Siemp (donation) and from the Réavie platform (purchase), transformation into cleats and installation by Atelier R-ARE
    • Dismantling of windows from a Parisian building site and transformation into moabi wood strips by Atelier R-ARE

    Low wall, calade (access ramp for disabled people):

    • Stones (limestone and millstone) and rubble from the demolition of the building walls and reused on site for the base of the terrace by Travail et Vie
    • Paving stones and kerbstones from the City of Paris platform and used for the low wall and the calade by Elips and Travail et Vie


    • Topsoil from the site's planters (removal, amendment and repositioning) by Travail et Vie


    • Filling of the gates: use of climbing ropes from sports shops and climbing centres recovered by Grand Huit and laid in macramé by Travail et Vie and Lauclem


    • Dismantling of Parisian landing doors made of oak wood from the work of the social landlords RIVP (donation) and Elogie-Siemp (donation) by Atelier Rare and transformation and adaptation into trellis by A Travers Fil

    Shade sails:

    • Creation of a flexible sail by Travail et Vie and Stu-Dio from PVC tarpaulins from the Réserve des Arts and installation by Travail et Vie

    Barrier grille:

    • Removal and re-installation at another location


    • Removal and relocation of facing bricks.


    Work inside the building: 

    Removable acoustic partitions:

    • Creation of removable acoustic partitions from textile scraps from a tailor and an insulator made of recycled cotton by Les Résilientes and installation by Les Résilientes and GME (holding and lifting device)

    DRC insulation:

    • Wooden laths from African content wood supplied by Esiam, chestnut laths from the Le Bon Coin platform and oak wood from the ApijBat workshop: recovery and adaptation by ApijBat
    • MDF wood base from a commercial event and installed by ApijBat 

    Insulation R+1:

    • Creation of a tapestry from carpets from trade shows by Les Résilientes and installation by ApijBat
    • Purchase from the Réavie platform of glass wool and installation by ApijBat
    • Recovery of MDF wood baseboards from an event and installation by ApijBat

    Insulation of the hoppers, a wall, the goods lift and the ventilation ducts: 

    • Purchase from the Réavie platform of glass wool and installation by ApijBat

    False ceilings on the ground floor:

    • Recovery of wooden radiator covers from the Les Canaux house, adaptation and installation of false ceilings by ApijBat


    • Synthetic material worktop bought on the Cycle up platform by Grand Huit and installed by ApijBat
    • Paillasses given by the APHP of a Parisian building site and recovered by Travail et Vie and installed by ApijBat as office tables

    Interior joinery:

    • Doors: adaptation of the existing doors to the places reorganized by ApijBat and recovery of a door of re-use of another building site

    Hardware associated with doors and furniture:

    • Recovery of handles and locks from the various doors and furniture to be reused

    Sanitary facilities:

    • Removal in conservation of 3 washbasins and 2 toilets by Travail et Vie and re-installation by ApijBat
    • Purchase by Grand Huit of a double washbasin on the Silensi platform
    • Purchase of a single sink unit by Grand Huit on the Cycle up platform 


    • Installation of a polycarbonate from an ApijBat workshop as overglazing on the ground floor
    • Removal of double glazed windows in the ground floor and re-installation of these windows in another location by ApijBat

    Solar protection: 

    • Creation of blackout curtains from cotton (grandmother's sheet) by Les Résilientes
    • Production by Travail et Vie and Studio of external blinds from plastic packaging sheeting from the Arts Reserve and installation by Travail et Vie


    • Recovery of parquet flooring from a City of Paris site and installation by ApijBat
    • Restoration of the existing parquet floor by ApijBat
    • Removal and restoration of granito steps from a Seine Saint Denis Habitat demolition site by Travail et Vie, installation by Duarte
    • Restoration of existing granito slabs
    • Creation of concrete slabs from the walls of a car park on a Parisian site by Bégo réemploi and installation of the slabs as a floor covering by ApijBat
    • Creation of standing wood and plaster mosaics from the remains of doors by Atelier Rare and installation of the mosaics on the floor by ApijBat and Atelier R-Rar
    • Creation of skirting boards for the ground floor and first floor from dismantled doors by Atelier R-ARE

    Wall tiles:

    • Careful removal of cement tiles from the ground floor of the ground floor by Travail et Vie and re-installation of wall tiles in the bathrooms by ApijBat
    • Production of terracotta tiles by Stu-Dio from planter soil and soil from the Grand Paris Express and installation by ApijBat as wall tiles in the bathrooms


    • Realisation of slats to ensure ventilation and hide the hoppers, from carpets recovered from event fairs by Les Résilientes.   

    Ventilation grids:

    • Recovery of radiator grids from the Les Canaux house by Travail et Vie and adaptation and installation by ApijBat


    • Recovery of sockets and a switch from Parisian building sites by and installation by SME
    • Removal and installation of electrical sockets, switches, electrical panels, cable trays and sound diffusers by SME
    • Removal and re-installation of BAES, a fire alarm system by SME 


    • Recovery of LED strips from a Parisian site and installation by SME
    • Removal and installation of LED strips and light diffusers by MHE
    • Purchase of hanging lights made from waste by Kataba and Cornichonstudio by Grand Huit 


    • Removal and installation of radiators and taps by Bosio


    • Recovery of cork scraps from the R+1 insulation by Travail et Vie and use in the light screed of the granito steps by Duarte
    • Removal and installation of the false ceilings in greaseproof paper of Fritz Jacquet Junior by ApijBat. 

    A donation transfer contract between the City of Paris and the donor was drawn up for the RIVP doors, the APHP benches and the granito steps of Seine Saint Denis Habitat. A partnership agreement was signed between the City of Paris, Est Ensemble and Sequano for the donation of metal beams, with an annexed contract for the transfer of said beams between Sequano and GME.

Environmental assessment

    Les résultats du calcul d'impact sont les suivants :

    Catégories CO2 évité (kg)  Consommation Eau évité (m3) Déchets évités (kg)
    Aménagements extérieurs 100 0,8512 226,373572
    Aménagements extérieurs / Serrurerie - Métallerie 0 0 0
    Charpente 26144,43975 137,5443603 583,3691144
    Cloisons 0 0 0
    Couverture 0 0 0
    Couverture / Aménagements extérieurs 0 0 0
    Eclairages 825,3294439 6,572118021 1116,157544
    Eclairages sécurité 101,5544921 6,720953741 180,4228528
    Equipements de génie climatique 0 0 0
    Equipements électriques 317,0916204 39,33104794 139,9612671
    Façades 110,956 0,602658 42,7984196
    Faux plafonds 0 0 0
    Faux planchers 0 0 0
    Faux-plafonds 0 0 0
    Gros-œuvre 122483,8354 826,5138738 159578,0445
    Installations sanitaires 538,690943 6,087830568 409,1163135
    Isolation 859,3645204 11,50477475 1161,759726
    Menuiserie ext 18247,7924 181,1200662 8522,143167
    Menuiseries intérieures 1364,797921 984,4354333 1804,880752
    Mobilier 362,2680317 2,482330673 279,2440916
    Peinture 0 0 0
    Plomberie 2270,45 30,88085 6065,646369
    Revêtements de sols 2008,295321 69,1387102 1340,53722
    Revêtements de sols ou muraux 200,145 0,4378 2535,679586
    Revêtements muraux 0 0 0
    Sécurité du bâtiment 0 0 0
    Serrurerie - métallerie 556,0813636 3,45763418 703,7955718
    VRD 0 0 0
      CO2 évité (kg)  Consommation Eau évité (m3) Déchets évités (kg)
    TOTAL 176491,0922 2307,681642 184689,93
      Km en petite voiture Nb de Baignoires rectangulaires nb d'années de déchets ménagers d'un français

Social economy

    Candidate groups were judged on competence in the use of social integration up to 12% at the application level.

    The consortium selected, whose representative is the Scop Grand Huit, was made up of a large majority of actors from the Social and Solidarity Economy and Professional Integration.

    Project management team : only the BET structure is not from the ESS.

    • Scop d'architecture Grand Huit;
    • SWiTCH: collective of engineers for the heating, ventilation, plumbing BET;
    • Bellastock: cooperative society of collective interest (SCIC) of architects, AMOE reuse.

    Works team : Their lots represent more than 50% of the amount of the work.

    • Work and Life: “Help through work” association. It was responsible for the "Worksite life - Logistics - Sorting - Cleaning" lots, "Dry stone masonry and revegetation", "Wood work - Signage", "Textile works - locksmithing" and "Painting".
    • Apij-Bat Cooperative: SA cooperative with a board of directors (judicial liquidation on 5/04/2022). It provided the "Plasterwork, insulation, floor and wall covering", "Exterior joinery" and "Covering" lots.

    Subcontractors :

    • Itinerant Local School of Dry Stone: training association in the technique of dry stone;
    • Les Résilientes: association which is part of the Emmaüs Alternatives network and which produced the tapestries and slats in front of the hoppers from reused carpets, the blackout curtains and the hangings of the removable partitions from reused textiles;
    • A Travers Fil: association of carpenters who made the trellis for the terrace from the components of the doors;
    • Atelier R-ARE: member association of Construire Solidaire which ensured the dismantling of the doors, the construction of the decking of the terrace, the plinths and the mosaic in wood/plaster;
    • Réavie: association that manages physical reuse platforms.

Water management

    A rainwater harvesting system has been put in place to collect runoff water from the roof of the building. The capacity of the stormwater storage tank is 6 m3.
    This tank is connected to a rainwater management module which supplies the toilets on the ground floor, R+1 and the plant watering outlets on the outdoor terrace.

Indoor Air quality

    A double-flow natural ventilation system with heat recovery has been put in place to guarantee air renewal in the large room on the ground floor. The latter has a surface area of approximately 130 m² and serves as an exhibition room, meeting room or even a workshop during events open to the public.

    This ventilation system, made up of 4 modules of approximately 450 m3/h, is simple and incorporates little technology, hence its robustness and durability over time.

    It is energy efficient compared to a double-flow mechanical ventilation system:

    • in winter, it recovers approximately 50% of the heat extracted;
    • in summer, thanks to the inertia of the building, the association with the possibility of opening the windows, the large room reaches a level of hours of discomfort (resulting temperature higher than 28°C) of 14 hours per year for a continuous occupancy of 45 people.

    Finally, 3 CO2 probes positioned at opposite corners of the large room manage the opening of the ventilation registers by means of a "low tech" and innovative management system thus allowing the renewal of air.


    The double-flow natural ventilation system described in the "indoor air quality" tab provides comfort in winter thanks to the recovery of heat from the extracted air flow. Also, it allows a natural renewal of air which makes it possible to limit the concentrations of CO2.

Reasons for participating in the competition(s)

Le secteur du Bâtiment représente à Paris, 80% des consommations d’énergie et plus de 20% de l’empreinte carbone et produit environ 1 ,9 millions de tonnes de déchets par an dont un tiers environ part en enfouissement, principalement des matériaux et produits du 2nd œuvre.

Soucieuse de ces chiffres alarmants, la Ville de Paris s’est fixé des objectifs ambitieux dans son plan Climat 2050 pour rendre plus vertueuses nos constructions,  qu’elle a traduit en 10 engagements concrets dans le Pacte de la Construction publié en 2021: restructurer plutôt que démolir, réemployer plutôt que jeter, recourir aux matériaux biosourcés, viser le zéro déchet enfoui, la sobriété énergétique, le bas carbone…

Pour cela, la Ville de Paris se doit d’être motrice sur son territoire pour développer et accompagner ces bonnes pratiques, souvent portées par des structures de l’Économie Sociale et Solidaire et encourager la structuration des filières de construction circulaire avec la mise en place de plateformes du réemploi, mais aussi proposer des lieux de découverte et de formation.

Ce sont les objectifs de cette réhabilitation, faire un projet exemplaire en la matière, prouvant qu’il est possible de rénover un bâtiment ancien avec des matériaux issus du réemploi, et d’en faire un équipement de grande qualité, fonctionnel et confortable.

Ce projet doit aussi sensibiliser les maitrises d’ouvrage et les Parisien.ne.s aux apports de l’économie circulaire dans la construction. C’est pour cette raison qu’un volet significatif est donné à la communication avec le site internet, et l'organisation de visites et à la formation, avec des chantiers participatifs et des temps de rencontres avec les équipes proposés tout au long du projet et l'expérimentation d'un dispositif de sensibilisation à destination de l'ensemble de la chaîne d'acteurs, Les Chemins du Bâtiment Circulaire.

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