Maison de la Mutualité

Paris France 2012
Wilmotte & Associés - Maison de la Mutualité

Technical specifications

Client : GL Events

Architect and interior designer : Wilmotte & Associés SA
CSV architect : Atelier Pac
Exterior consultant : Plan Consultant
Costing, structural, electrical and HVAC consultant : GEC Ingénierie
Construction cost consultant : GETRAP
Lighting consultant : Speeg Michel
Security consultant : SD FACE
Technical inspection agency : atiplus
Health & safety coordinator : atiprev
Kitchen consultant : Mosaïc
Scenography : Labeyrie & Associates
Acoustic consultant : Peutz & Associés
Signage : Altitudes

Area : 13,500 m²


Programme :
Rehabilitation of the Maison de la Mutualité.

Description :
Rehabilitation of the Maison de la Mutualité was an innovative architectural project in the historic heart of Paris. The building, designed by architects Lesage et Miltgen, was opened by President Paul Doumer in 1930. It has become, over the course of time, a Parisian institution, in which numerous concerts and major political meetings have taken place. The building includes a large 1,800-seat theatre, the Monge Hall on the intermediate floor, a medical centre, and offices on the top four floors. The exterior architecture and internal decoration of the Maison de la Mutualité are characteristic of the Art Deco style of the early 1930s.
The relocation of the medical centre was an opportunity to revive the Palais de la Mutualité as a coherent, modern and functional whole. It was a chance to improve services for the public and for conventions, and in so doing spread the name and image of the Mutualité as a remarkable institution for major events in the heart of Paris. The project consisted on the one hand of modernising the Theatre equipment, and on the other of providing additional areas that could be used for conferences and major events.
The first floor contains only function room spaces, the restaurant having been transformed into an additional hall. The second floor is developed on the same plan with a set of committee rooms and foyers plus dining areas. The restaurant was moved to the ground floor and is open onto the street. It can operate alongside the Theatre or independently, thus bringing the venue alive on a daily basis. Finally, the top three floors have been converted into offices for GL Events group companies and designed for easy planning, visual communication, and for receiving clients. The architectural renovation of the Theatre has given it a totally contemporary image. Its stage equipment has been improved to offer total flexibility of use. The Theatre can thus be put to several new uses such as theatrical performances, symphony concerts, etc. All of the basements will also be brought up to standard with new and more comfortable dressing rooms for artists. The equipment and furnishings have been modernised to meet the latest energy saving standards.
All of the architectural changes have been handled with respect for the original building and in collaboration with the Historic Monuments department. Our objective was to preserve and enhance the heritage of the 1930s, while anchoring it in the 21st century.

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