In the heart of the 12th borough of Paris, adjacent to the Sorbonne Nouvelle, the former headquarters of the National Forestry Office (ONF) established in 1976 is undergoing a transformation. A heritage to preserve and enhance, this iconic building in the neighborhood is being revitalized by Maud Caubet Architects. This project, named Racine, interacts with the existing elements and presents a new landmark in the area.
The building retains its distinctive appearance with a preserved and enhanced façade. Its basement is transformed into a courtyard. The roof, on the other hand, will be entirely redesigned, crowned with a greenhouse-like structure, resembling a suspended winter garden reaching towards the sky.