The First Stone of the "Maison des Avocats", located on the forecourt of the courthouse in the heart of the new judicial precinct in Porte de Clichy, was laid on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
With a surface area of 7.000 m² of office space, the "Maison des Avocats", designed by the architectural agency Renzo Piano Building Workshop, will now be the reference site for bar association services ans the CARPA (lawyer's pecuniary payment fund) and an innovative workplace for lawyers et the new courthouse.
The building will include in particular a 100-seat auditorium, an agora and many areas that will promote exchanges between the departments of the bar assocation and the lawyers of the Paris bar.
The design of the "Maison des Avocats" has to meet technical challenges due to the presence of underground works : the building has to craddle the tunnel of subway line 13 and hang over the new works carried out by the RATP to enable access to line 14. The extremity of the buidling will therefore be cantilevered over a distance of more than 25 m.
The building, which is positioned along the forecourt of the entrance to the courthouse, will offer a facade made primarily of glass, symbolizing in particular the objective of transparent justice for citizens going into the courthouse.