Designed by Architecturestudio, Nice Palazzo Méridia is the tallest wooden office building in France, completed in February 2020.
梅丽迪亚是尼斯生态谷地区最具雄心的项目之一，其周边道路及高速公路等基础设施齐全，同时设有一条有轨电车线路。这个未来“密集的、混合的和多样化的”地区将大大改变尼斯混合着物流设备、荒地及重要服务性机构“后院”的面貌。Nice Meridia is one of the most ambitious projects of the Eco-Vallée ISO, well served by road and highway infrastructures and eventually a tram line. This future “dense, mixed and diversified” district will ensure the transformation of the current “backyard” where logistics equipment, vital services, wasteland and housing are piling up”.
The framework of the project is imagined on eight levels in lacquered treated wood structure, supports, floors and CLT load-bearing wood facade (solid cross-laminated wood). All the load-bearing elements are made of wood, with 900 tons of wood of French origin. Once arrived on site, the panels are immediately lifted and put in place. The duration is significantly reduced as well as emitting little CO2.
The building’s metal exoskeleton with tree structure rising to the sky supports the vertical circulations, which highlights the light and allows chromatic work on the inner skin to enhance and qualify the volumes. The double facade accompanies the linear office space, offering outdoor work places and gardens.
The wooden structure makes it possible to create a 9-storey building, simply braced by two well-positioned elevator shafts. The platforms are thus freed from all constraints and allow maximum freedom in their layout.
The balconies are designed as an open and mixed "Third Place", where is about inventing new uses in the way of working, exchanging, sharing and meeting. The transparent plinth creates a direct link with the city and the urban life of the district.
办公空间模块化，使得建筑结构随着社会的演变及城市的更新而变化。内部大部分支柱间距为6.25米，最短间距1.25米，有效支撑建筑的同时，使得办公空间达到最大程度地灵活性。The building is mutable when it incorporates its modularity from its design and takes into account changes in society, the new times in the city. Measuring 6.25m, on a base of 1.25m, the frame offers maximum flexibility in use.
Wood is predominant in the interior design, which is open and reversible thanks to the large floors offering multiple circulation and layout.
The ecological city is a fundamental research subject for the studio: the practice has been working for nearly 30 years on original and concrete solutions responding to the major urban challenges of the 21st Century. The project is part of the era of time, eco-responsible, it will become one of the centerpieces of Nice Méridia, while bearing new values of use, making everyone responsible for the living environment and their impact on the environment.