As part of our participation in BAP2022, we presented a pavilion with the Metropole du Grand Paris which is the first experience of a building based on the principle of a free standing biodiversity wall. Designed as part of an ongoing research conducted by ChartierDalix for several years, this structure is both a massive load-bearing wall and a vertical ground, inhabited by fauna and flora. Telluric, compact and enveloping, it resembles a garden nursery that punctuates the promenade. The Pavillon of the Métropole du Grand Paris, with its biodiversity wall, is an invitation to think together about the Metropolis of tomorrow where nature and the city could hybridize. The originality of this system lies in the continuity of a substrate network inside the self-supporting wall and in the thickness of its surface layer. The design of this network targets both the ecological continuity of a «living» substrate and the retention of water, in order to allow plants to develop there in a sustainable way, thanks to a large space dedicated to the systems roots.
ChartierDalix (commissioned architects), Bollinger & Grohmann (structure), Martin Muriot (dry stone expertise), AH Écologie (ecologist). Baudin Chateauneuf and Urban Pose (contractors). La Métropole du Grand Paris (client) and Ateliers Médicis (exhibition curatorship and programming)
Biodiverse wall : ChartierDalix in partnership with the Museum of Natural History (CESCO laboratory) and the Paris Malaquais School of Architecture (GSA laboratory).