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Macdonald's Warehouses

An unprecedented architectural and urban laboratory

This piece of town is an "unprecedented architectural and urban laboratory” wrote historian Henri Bresler in 2007 about Macdonald's warehouses in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. Since then, the converted warehouses have become the daily reality of 3,500 inhabitants, 4,000 employees, more than 1,000 children, and the 60,000 brand new Rosa Parks station's passengers. It is the culmination of a process that lasted nine years and associated many clients and fifteen international teams of architects in the realization of a masterplan designed by OMA / Floris Alkemade. In 2016 Caisse de dépôts, Semavip and Icade entrusted A H A with the design of the final presentation file for this project as well as the organization of a global visit for the press. "It's up to Macdonald to enrich the plural city by stimulating new typological research!" “launched Bresler as a challenge…

Photos: Clément Guillaume, Cyrille Weiner