Espace Polyvalent:
Office & Multipurpose Center
The Espace Polyvalent or "Multipurpose Space" is just that, a multi-use building.  The space includes two large multipurpose spaces, two exhibition rooms, office space, a bookstore, cafeteria, and large auditorium.

The main challenge of this project was the site.  Located in Paris' 10th Arrondissement, the site is adjacent to a large public park which rests along the Canal de Saint Martin.  In order to embrace the park and make this building a part of the community, I elevated the two multipurpose spaces over the bookstore and cafe.  This created a large public courtyard that opened toward the park.
Architecture 373
Professor Alex Lapunzina
Fall  2004
Study Abroad Program Versailles, France
Urban Infill
Espace Polyvalent

Urban Retreat

Urban Retreat

A Library in Transition


Assorted Sketches