Nüba – Emmanuel Picault:
Ludwig Godefroy and Nicolas Sisto

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Franco-Mexican architects Emmanuel Picault, Ludwig Godefroy and Nicolas Sisto opened a new restaurant/club in Paris earlier this year, called the Nüba. Located on the rooftops of Paris, right in the city centre, in the recently revitalised neighbourhood of Gare d’Austerlitz, the generous 1400sqm space opens onto the river Seine.

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Simple and sharp geometry defines the aesthetic of the project, reinforced by the use of the best Mexican handcraft, a tribute to this country.

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The designers say, “Among all the materials, the most significant we shipped were 5 tons of volcanic stones from Veracruz to Le Havre, as well as 200 sqm of leather from Leon Guanajuato to cover the walls, and 300 sqm of Santa Clara Del Cobre copper leaf for the ceiling.”

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“With the help of our friend and ally, the architect Nicolas Sisto, we managed to gather together all the materials in Mexico and rebuild the project in Paris, on the rooftop of the Cité de la Mode et du Design, built by architects Jakob + MacFarlane.”

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A restaurant during the day, and concert hall and club at night, the space is centred around a large terrace providing a fluent and festive runaround for the clients, passing from one point of interest to another, from the inner bar to the outdoor one, enjoying either the outdoor DJ set on the terrace, the one inside, or maybe the band playing live music on the stage.

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