By : Enia architectes, Arcadis, Elioth, Euroconcept, Bouygues
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Commercial Building / Retail, Health Clinic, Restaurant, Bar & Nightclub : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Award / Building Conversion & Recycling (Rebirth Project) : Silver Certification
Tablesquare, located on the Esplanade de la Défense, is a place dedicated to gastronomy composed of 3 buildings. Each of them, partly above and partly below the slab level, inhabits seven restaurants. The removed portion of the slab makes it possible to visually link the towers and the "under slab" of La Défense.
This program responds to a twofold challenge: to create a restaurant offer of quality, and to demonstrate that it is possible to make the most of the forsaken spaces under the slab (former parking lots).
Through large glass facades, the interior spaces contribute to the animation of the square, to the spectacle of the square and attract the eye. The activity of the restaurants, staged, reflects a domestic scale that contrasts with that of the towers lining the esplanade. From the inside, the large openings in truncated "cones" frame the views of the major elements of the site - Grande Arche, skyline of the towers - offering a new perspective on the esplanade of La Défense.
The exceptional character of the main building is expressed as much by the activities it hosts as by the sculptural character of its envelope. The fine work of folds and origami testifies to a search for pure and abstract form that frees itself, in appearance, from all constructive contingencies. The fine and sharp edges of the project suggest a precious image of a jewel case, underlined by the materials. This edifice, visible at a good distance, plays a role of calling, and constitutes the signa
Architect : Enia architectes
Engineering : Arcadis
Engineering : Elioth
Engineering : Euroconcept
General Contractor : Bouygues Bâtiment Ile de france
Real Estate Developer : Linkcity
Real Estate Developer : Urban Renaissance