Winning architects for Papeteries Du Souche renovation project
We are proud to announce that our team has been selected as the main architects for the planning and rehabilitation of Papeteries Du Souche in France. The winning team includes Albert Abut Architecture (AAA), Heinrich Von Sponeck Architects (HVS), and D&P Associates (D8P). The standing three were finalized from a very talented shortlist of A/E teams that had advanced through the final round, which consists of presentation and interview.
The finalists were curated based on our record of aesthetics, adherence to the client wishes, proven and projected building performance and concept development. This will be a chance to prove our capabilities as architects and creatives, while attracting attention to our work and our firms. Thus, we are not settling for anything less than ideal for the project.
About the project
Papeteries Du Souche is a former subsidiary of ADAPACK Group. The liquidation of the paper mill occurred in 2013, which dealt a blow to the local economic activities in ANOULD, France. In turn, this gave way to a vast industrial wasteland, a hollowness that begs for its core.
As a result, the Agglomeration Community of de Saint- Dié-des-Vosges requested the EPFL to restructure and renovate the area, as the degradation has been damaging the image of the sector and its overall scenery.
Initially, EPFL, as part of its policy on the treatment of degraded areas, piloted an environmental study. It includes historical study, site study, and management plan followed with a pre-development study. The studies allowed them to consider solutions to help the old industrial area regain its former glory.
This site occupies an area of about 20 ha and is crossed by the river Meurthe. These are very heterogeneous premises of different eras, some of which have specific characteristics related to the activities they are assigned to (especially for placing paper manufacturing equipments). The site, on the edge of the RD415, is wholly visible from this very busy axis that leads to Gérardmer, the Crêtes des Vosges and Alsace.
D&P Associates – Albert Abut Architecture – Heinrich Von Sponeck Architects plan to revive the area also include preserving its history, culture and physical environment.
About our partners
Albert Abut Architecture
Inheriting a strong French creativity and inspired by the Japanese minimalism and sense of details, About Albert’s architectural style has the best of both worlds is widely recognized all around the globe.
25 years ago, Albert Abut Architecture (AAA) is established in Japan by the famed architect of the same name. AAA is a multidisciplinary firm providing services in Planning, Architecture & Interiors. Sustainable & Energy Efficient Development is their core field as they strive to make our planet and its cities better a place to live.
About Heinrich Von Sponeck Architects
HEINRICH VON SPONECK (HVS) is the joint architecture studio by Léonie Heinrich. She has history in some of the best internationally renowned global companies such as Sir Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Dominique Perrault and RDAI. Currently HEINRICH VON SPONECK is running projects of diverse scales – from furniture design to apartment conversions for clients from the design- and fashion industry to large office space redevelopments for international companies.
D&P Associates is a full-service architecture and interior design firm based in Asia. The practice was founded by long-term partners Tuan Pham & Romain Duval in 2006. A successful design celebrates the bond between creativity and practicality. Thus, we employ research, data, advanced technologies and design thinking to help clients solve their greatest challenges. As we adhere to that belief, we have a good record of satisfied clients from all around the world. Be it restaurants, hotels, resorts, offices or residential buildings, we will do what it takes to deliver ideal solutions.
There is no doubt that this will be a long, challenging project, but we trust in our partners and our dedication and eagerness to achieve great things. Stay tuned for updates on the project!