New hotel created from the refurbishment of an existing commercial building and the construction of a new building behind it, joined together with a series of footbridges.
The Hotel Parister is located on a narrow street in central Paris and consists of two buildings. The main building, which was formerly office space, has been redeveloped to suit the requirements of luxury hospitality while retaining its historical character. Though the building’s facade is new, it has been detailed to respect the original architecture. Ground floor windows have been redistributed to allow greater access to the new hotel’s reception areas.
The four-storey new-build extension is a more striking, contemporary addition, connected to the old building by several walkways over a new courtyard.
Eckersley O’Callaghan engineered both structures, strengthening the floors of the existing building, developing the steelwork frame for the new structure and designing the staggered bridges that tie both buildings together at different levels above the new courtyard garden.