ZDF Studio Paris – Paris (FR)

ZDF Studio Paris
The project was about a major renovation of the Southern Europe headquarters of the ZDF (Second German Television Channel) in the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris, consisting of two buildings around a central courtyard. The operation demanded for the partial rehabilitation of the facades, the replacement of some windows and the revision of the zinc and slate roofing. In a first step the front building had been renovated to accommodate the offices of the ZDF, a recording studio with the necessary acoustic design (suspended ceiling, wall covering, sound proof windows, furniture…) and the cutting rooms. A new electric installation of the entire building with parabolic antennas on the roof was done, as the installation of an air conditioning / ventilation by heat pump. In a second step, the back building was renovated into office spaces, partly occupied by a German radio. During the operation, the ZDF stayed on the site.

Restructuring of two buildings – Paris 2009-11

RETHINK, leading architects, with INEX, engineers
Call for tender
Surface: 1000 m²
Building costs BT: 1500 kEuros
Construction time: 16 months
Completion: 2011
Client: ZDF
4 rue Goethe, F-75016 Paris
Location: 4 rue Goethe, F-75016 Paris
Programme: Offices of the Second German Television
Mission: Tender+construction supervision
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