The KB2 project involved the transformation of an obsolete office block in Kremlin Bicêtre into a new generation youth hostel run by the Louvre Hotels Group chain.
The Group wished to develop its HoSho low cost accommodation concept, the project includes 238 beds in 39 rooms along with all of the necessary services and an accessible rooftop terrace. HoSho proposes pod-beds with quality bedding, a reading light, electrical and USB connections and storage closet. The rooms each have 4 to 8 beds and are equipped with at least a private shower room and separate WC. A multi-service common area covers all other guest needs: washing machines, microwave ovens and vending machines. Some offer breakfast and a bath-towel for a few euros. There are also lockers for stowing luggage during the daytime.
This project is a fine example of usage reversibility and the feasibility of converting office buildings into hotels or other accommodation units.
Photo credits : Atelier d’Architecture Lalo / Affine
Architect and designer
Atelier d’Architecture Lalo
New generation youth hostel
1,600 m², 238 beds
Project management, Louvre Hôtels Off-Plan leasing (BEFA) management by Justine Culioli