Season, Clichy-Batignolles

An innovative urban center built on an old rail waisteland in Paris

The Clichy-Batignolles area stretches 53 ha into the North-Western part of Paris. The former rail wasteland has been turned into a spacious 10 ha park designed by Jacqueline Osty, around which the new urban center, connected to the rest of the city by bridges and urban transportation, is being developed.

Two main lines of research are inherent to the project: to turn the office building into a major actor in the city and, in parallel with this attempt at opening a dialogue, to break the uniformity while preserving the qualities of the area.

Sitting on the railway slab ten meters above the soil, the building is entirely detached from the ground, as if it were levitating. From the sides, Seasons appears as a 16-meter wide long body of double-orientation offices. The west façade borders the SNCF railway coming out of Saint-Lazare station and constitutes a shield against the noise pollution produced by rail traffic. Bordered by a bridge on the one side and by a pedestrian bridge on the other, the operation is the sign of a new entranceway for the Clichy-Batignolles area.

The north facade presents a series of 4 buildings arranged in comb formation, providing natural light to the offices.

These office spaces rise up to the 7th level of the building. On the ground floor level, the glazed double-height lobby seems to be moving towards the sidewalk. The various businesses present on the site connect the building to the street and its passersby, its movement and its energy. On the first floor, a company cafeteria extended by green balconies will serve up to 1.050 meals per day. On the 7th floor, the pleated roofs create meeting spaces extended by 300m² of terraces offering a panoramic view of the city from the south side, and on the park from the north side.

In compliance with the requirements specific to the sustainable development policy of the district, high-class construction and thermic techniques have been integrated to the project since the design phase: solar panels, cooling systems, water treatment… 21 000m² of offices and businesses built on a slab managing to overlook the need for air conditioning, Season is an innovation lab holder of a double certification: HQE Exceptionnel and BREEAM Excellent.

Associate architects
Agence Search

Paris Batignolles Aménagement


Engineering firms
Barbanel (Fluids)
VS-A (Façades)
Green Affair (HQE Certification )

Construction firm
Petit/Ouest Alu

Interior design
Jean Jégou

NF Bâtiments Tertiaires démarche HQE, 2012

Pyramide d’Argent
Prix de l’Immobilier d’Entreprises 2015

Partner/Leading architect
Blin Vose-Trincal

Lead architect
Mehdi Jaoua


Charlotte Wrigglesworth
Catherine Kirk
Julien Reyl
Sophie Galinand
Kim Wohn

Landscape team
Benjamin Doré
Lionel Sikora