Palais de Justice de Paris

17th arrondissement of Paris / 2017

CLIENT: Bouygues Construction
ARCHITECT: Renzo PIANO – RPBW Architects

3 main challenges / mission / action:

  • Solar awning PV power plant
  • A project rising up to 160m off the ground!
  • A building bathed in light that houses the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance court

Required specifications:

310KWc self-produced power

Resources harnessed by Solstyce:

  • 8 employees
  • 500 hours worked overnight to meet deadlines

Challenges / mission / action:

  • Project with total surface area of 62,000m²
  • Highest PV power plant in Paris
  • 1600 PV panels fitted onto façade
  • Seldom equalled architectural demands
  • Project subject to requirements of high-rise buildings
  • Manufacture of bespoke PV panels to match architecture
  • In November 2017, the building was awarded the Equerre d’Argent, one of the most acclaimed architecture prizes in France, granted by Groupe Moniteur.

Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris (75) Renzo PIANO – RPBW Architects . Image credits : Guillaume DAVID

Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris (75) Renzo PIANO – RPBW Architects . Image credits : Guillaume DAVID

Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris (75) Renzo PIANO – RPBW Architects . Image credits : Guillaume DAVID

Tribunal de Grande Instance, Paris (75) Renzo PIANO – RPBW Architects . Image credits : Guillaume DAVID

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