France - Paris Maison Balenciaga


  • Project
    Bruno Moinard
    Claire Bataille
  • Year
  • Description
    Legendary address in the 7th Arrondissement, rive gauche. Following an accurate restoration and urban regeneration project – curated by 4BI&Associés – Bruno Moinard and Claire Bataille – Paris’s monumental Hôpital Laennec now hosts Maison Balenciaga.

Ensuring a high degree of confidentiality and acoustic comfort, the meeting rooms and offices are defined by UniFor AP partition walls (designed by Andrée Putman). Built with high-performance technical components, the floor-to-ceiling partitions consist of polished aluminum structural sections and satin finish extra clear double-glazed panels.

While the open-space workstations feature 4-cm thick laminate desktops supported by structural chests of drawers and satin finish tubular load bearing elements, the tops come in two, three and four-station configurations, separated by matt black-stained veined wood partitions. The same features also define the square and rectangular tables of the numerous meeting rooms.