Quai d'Orsay 21

In spite of a manifest ambition to modernize the work environment – and presumably the working methods that are the point of this competition, the considerable volume negotiated with the Architectes des Bâtiments de France (ABF) suggests an organization composed of the same elements as the existing complex, i.e. corridors and separate rooms.

Fully exploited, the North face of the new envelope would obliterate the view of the existing structures on the South and offer to the minister’s view just the brutal face of modernism.