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Local architecture firm wins competition to design lift tower in Paris

Maltese architecture firm AP Valletta deserves a round of applause! The firm has been commissioned to design the brand new Lift Tower for the Hôpital Avicenne in Paris.

The project is comprised of the construction of a new extension, to provide lifts for one of the buildings of the hospital, which is located in Bobigny, Seine-Saint-Denis, in the northern suburbs of Paris.

The Hôpital Avicenne was opened in 1935 as the Franco-Muslim Hospital and was originally built specifically to cater for North-African immigrants who frequented the Paris area. Renamed Avicenne in 1978, in memory of the Persian physician Avicenna, the building is not a university hospital, which caters for the local population.

“The hospital campus area is nine hectares, and consists of multiple buildings, with internal roads and green areas. The buildings were built over the years, as the hospital expended,” AP Valletta shared.

Here’s where the good stuff comes in: the lift extension will be located in an existing courtyard, in a corner of the building. The project will be developed in collaboration with local partner Bruno Michel, from Bureau D’Architecture.

AP Valletta were the masterminds behind some of Malta’s most iconic architectural projects, including the Barakka Lift, Xara Palace, and the new Parliament building, just to name a few.

Check out AP Valletta’s website here.