THE BINET BUILDING is an innovative, creative and modern building designed with natural slate. A 4-star hotel, a restaurant, several meeting rooms, a headquarters and a rooftop bar are all located within this impressive building covered in natural slate using Cupaclad 101 Random.
This modern building has been designed by the architecture studio ECDM Architectes. Located in the heart of the 18th district of Paris, next to the Porte de Montmartre, it offers an amazing view of the Sacré-Cœur.
The building is part of an urban renewal project, initiated by Paris City Council in 2011 to reinvent the Binet quarter and open it to the French capital.
A timeless and modern cladding reinvents the Binet quarter
The innovative natural slate design looks like a black arrow pointing to the sky. The slate cladding offers a sleek and stylish appearance.
The cladding of the building is formed by more than 30,000 natural slates which have been carefully selected to ensure the best quality. The design which uses Cupaclad 101 Random offers a dynamic look thanks to the combination of different slate formats (50×25, 50×20 and 50×15).
A contemporary project that reconnects with tradition
Vincent Foubert, work supervisor of Lucas Reha, explains how it was a pleasure to work with slate again, and to teach his team how to install this marvellous material.
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.”
Due to its many advantages including its elegant and innovative look, slate has been chosen unanimously. Furthermore, Dominique Marrec highlights that the slates precise installation convinced the stakeholders since the beginning.
Natalia Nuñez, architect and CUPACLAD product manager, explains the significance of the project: “This project is emblematic for CUPA PIZARRAS as it represents the image we want to give of natural slate; a timeless, durable material that perfectly answers to the needs of a daring, modern architecture. France is the “country of slate” and the largest consumer of slate worldwide. The Binet building is a reference that highlights our know-how and our innovative slate usage.”
This first slate-clad building in Paris highlights the futureproof nature of natural slate and contemporary architecture. Slate provides countless technical and natural properties and has inimitable textures and colours.