|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.