Orthodox cultural Center
Architect: WILMOTTE & ASSOCIÉS
Building engineer: BOUYGUES BÂTIMENT ÎLE-DE-FRANCE
Landscape architect: LOUIS BENECH
Façade engineer: VP & GREEN
Structural engineer: CEBA
M&E engineer: ARCOBA
Sustainability consultants: GREEN AFFAIR
Fire Safety Consultants: APEX INCENDIE
Road and services consultants: OTCI
Catering consultant: CONVERGENCE
Lighting specialist: SPEEG + MICHEL ET ASSOCIES
Quality control consultant: BUREAU VERITAS
Health and safety consultant: QUALICONSULT SECURITE
BIM consultant: ATELIER JUNO
4 655 m²
Construction of an orthodox Cathedral, a administration center, an educational center and a cultural center.
Paris (France) 22 decembre 2016. Eglise orthodoxe de Paris, cathédrale de la Sainte-Trinité coiffée de ses cinq bulbes dorés, réalisée par le cabinet d'architectes Wilmotte & Associés. Vue générale des toits de la ville dans le nord de la capitale avec le Sacré-Coeur de MontmartreFichier livré par Wetransfer à Madame Valérie Valentin le 04 avril 2017. Validité de l'accord d'usage jusqu'au 03 avril 2067.Copyright obligatoire. Photo Mario FOURMY ou Mario FOURMY / W&A
Originally occupied by the headquarters of Météo France, the site which hosts the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Centre (ROSCC) is located on the banks of the Seine, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the immediate vicinity of several popular tourist sites.
The programme consists of four buildings designed to resonate with each other and with the surrounding buildings, thus forming a harmonious whole integrated into the existing urban fabric: the cultural centre with two exhibition halls, the Holy Trinity Orthodox Cathedral, the administrative centre including an auditorium and the educational centre.
The structure of the church was built in reinforced concrete before receiving the stone facade on the outside and the plaster for the frescoes on the inside. The choice of the noble stone of Massangis, from Burgundy and supplied by the Rocamat company, which notably covers the Iéna Bridge, the Museum of Modern Art, or the buildings of the Trocadero, reinforces the Parisian identity of the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Centre. The five bulbs were made of composite materials and covered with 90,000 sheets of a gold and palladium alloy.
Imagining, on the banks of the Seine and in the heart of Paris, a complex consisting of a cultural centre, an Orthodox cathedral, a spiritual centre and a bilingual school, which is both coherent and in harmony with the neighbourhood, represents a great responsibility but also an exciting challenge.
The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Centre is part of an eco-responsible approach throughout the project, from design to completion: permeability of the project with its neighbourhood, flexibility of spaces and comfort of use, etc. The project has received HQE Aménagement certification and complies with the City of Paris' Climate Plan and Biodiversity Plan.