Originally occupied by the headquarters of Météo France, the site which hosts the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center is located on the banks of the Seine, classified as World Heritage by Unesco, in the immediate vicinity of several very popular tourist sites. frequented. The project is adjacent to the Palais de l’Alma and built not far from the Eiffel Tower, the Quai Branly Museum, the Esplanade des Invalides on the left bank, the Grand Palais and the Museum of Modern Art on the right bank. The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center is part of an eco-responsible approach: permeability of the project with its neighborhood, flexibility of spaces and comfort of use.

Strong points

  • Orthodox Church composed of two envelopes:
  • – the first urban, transparent, respects the urban fabric and integrates voltaic panels
  • – the second, sacred, composed of serigraphed glazing (like the stained glass windows) is the interior skin of the church
  • The interstitial space between these two envelopes is occupied by the three-dimensional structure
  • The design of the church respects the principles of traditional Orthodox religious organization
  • Multipurpose and cultural rooms are located under the central garden and the church.


Bookstore, exhibition rooms and cafeteria, cathedral, parish house with a 200-seat auditorium, apartments, service offices