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Hotel Binet: a modern slate facade for an innovative building design in Paris

8 Apr 2019
Case study

The Binet building stands out for its natural slate cladding design and its versatile layout. The slate rainscreen cladding system CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM has been the chosen solution for the project because of its elegant look and precise installation.

This impressive architectural project is a mix of different establishments: a 4-star hotel, a restaurant, several meeting rooms, a headquarters and a rooftop bar. It has been designed by the architecture studio ECDM Architects and it is located in the heart of the 18th district of Paris, next to the Porte de Montmartre. Its rooftop bar offers an amazing view of the Sacré-Cœur.

The Binet building is part of an urban renewal project, initiated by Paris City Council in 2011 to reinvent the Binet quarter.

Timeless and durable cladding

The ventilated façade design CUPACLAD® 101 RANDOM provides a unique and contemporary look to the building. The cladding of the building is formed by more than 30.000 natural slates which have been carefully selected by CUPA PIZARRAS to ensure the highest quality. Different slate formats are combined to offer a dynamic and stylish appearance.

Tradition and modernity merge in this contemporary project

Vincent Foubert, work supervisor of the roofing company Lucas Reha, explains how it was a pleasure to work with slate again, and to teach his team how to install this outstanding material.

Dominique Marrec highlights that the slates precise installation convinced the stakeholders since the beginning. Furthermore, slates many advantages including its elegant and innovative look, also influenced the decision.

Nicolas Barsotti, the manager of The Originals Paris Maison Montmartre (the 4-star hotel located on the 5th and 6th floor), highlights the potential of slate in modern architecture:

 “I think slate can be used in a lot of projects due to its stylish appearance and easy maintenance.”

This first slate-clad building in Paris highlights the futureproof of natural slate and contemporary architecture. Slate provides countless technical and natural properties and has inimitable textures and colours.

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