Maurice Novarina designed Chevaleret in 1973 and gave the 9 stories of the building a diamond point architecture produced out of ceramic.
When renovated to comply with the new insulation standards and make it safe for people, the building had to retain its original architectural form.
The ceramics were replaced with aluminium composite blocks fashioned into diamond points.
Each block consisted of 3 different parts which were machined and assembled by TIM Composites.
A lifting ring was designed into each component to make installation easier.
1000 x 6 m² blocks adorn the façade.
Surface area: 14 000 m²
Project management: Archigroup
Project owner: French and Swiss insurer investors
Installation company: GOYER
Photo credits: Archigroup
Work carried out: January to June 2015
1000 aluminium composite parts