This residence was financed by the city of Paris in partnership with the Île-de-France region and was inaugurated on the 22nd of March 2019. It is a part of the Cité 2025 development plan.
Named Julie-Victoire Daubié in honour of the first woman to receive a bachelor’s degree in France in 1861, this residence offers 108 rooms, some of which have para-hotel services. Designed by the Bruther agency for the RIVP, owner and project owner, the résidence Julie-Victoire Daubié offers collective living spaces in order to promote exchanges and meetings. The residence is constructed in three parallel strips. The rooms are along the sides while the empty strip in the middle unites the common areas and walkways.
The Bruther agency’s project was guided by compactness as well as thermal and energy performance. The inclusion of the building into the site works on the vertical plane with the communal spaces being partially underground thanks to the remodelling of the land. Covered in glass on the north façade, these spaces that open onto the ground floor form the accommodation’s base. The east and west façades are completed paned and equipped with awnings, offering direct views of the park, whereas the north and south gables are opaque, covered in a ribbed stainless-steel cladding. If the notion of the empty cube was meant to characterise the building’s geometry, the transparency and framework of the glass façades is also one of the project’s most identifiable elements.
The house plays with transparency and variations on visual depth. This design, using glass and steel, earned the residence two prizes for architecture. It was the winner in the “Habitat” category at the Equerre d’Argent awards, the prize for architecture from AMC & Moniteur in 2018 and the “D’A” magazine’s grand prize for architecture.
In order to protect it from the noise of the ring road, the residence opted for an effective sectioning strategy: the ground is dug out and the building raised.
Named Julie-Victoire Daubié, the house pays homage to the first female holder of a bachelor’s degree from the University of France. A journalist and militant for women’s rights, Julie-Victoire Daubié was also the first bachelor of arts in 1871 when classes at the Sorbonne were not open to women.
On the inside, the rooms, kitchenettes, cupboards and desks form a well-equipped and space-saving strip. In the 2-room apartments the bedroom partition is removable and the residents and transform their apartment into a studio if they so wish.
Numerous communal areas are open to residents such as the library-lounge and a playground. A fitness room and a solarium on the 8th floor (top floor) complete the facilities.
The Résidence Julie-Victoire Daubié has 108 rooms including studios and 3-room apartments as well as collective living spaces which are adapted to mobile students and researchers.
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