the Building

All at once  place of work, meetings and transmission, le19M is an exceptional architectural site which aims to showcase the know-how of artisans  and creators. The story of a unique place that hosts both workshops, a school and a gallery space open to all audiences.

The design of this residence dedicated to creation and transmission was entrusted to the renowned architect Rudy Ricciotti, grand prize for architecture and author, among others, of MuCEM in Marseille. For le19M, Rudy Ricciotti imagined an ensemble wrapped in a weaving of concrete threads inspired by a vertical textile weft. This exoskeleton is made up of 231 modules of 24 meters high and acts as a solar mask as it densifies depending on orientation and exposure to the sun.

Brightness, acoustic comfort, modular layouts respecting the specificities of each profession make le19M an optimal place to spend time and work. The building designed by Rudy Ricciotti is also an architectural testimony to the excellence of the skills it houses.


Spread over five levels, the residents are deployed in a space of their own, dedicated to their own  teams and clients. The workshops were thought out and designed to allow them to freely express their respective creative worlds and their visual identities.


The structure of le19M is built in staple around a 2600 m2 garden. This green setting brings together a great diversity of species of trees, plants and grasses; away from the noise of the city, it accommodates beehives, nesting boxes and perches, and has been designed as an ecosystem in its own right, respectful of the well-being of flora and fauna.


By combining innovation and sustainability, the building is committed to promoting energy efficiency and biodiversity, collecting the most demanding environmental certifications and labels (*).


Finally, it hosts la Galerie du 19M on 1200 m2 designed as an ultramodular space. A place for debate and dialogue, the gallery is intended to receive all audiences, for exhibitions, conferences and practical workshops.


(*): NF HQE Standard for Tertiary Buildings, Exceptional level; BREEAM International certification Excellent level; LEED V4 / silver + biodiversity certification.

Architect competition

April 2016

During the architectural competition organized at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, Rudy Ricciotti's project won over all stakeholders thanks to its urban and architectural qualities, its functionality and its objectives in terms of innovation and sustainability .

Lay of the First Stone

September 2018

Laying of the first stone of the site dedicated to Crafts by Mr. Bruno Pavlovsky, President of Crafts of Fashion Arts, President of CHANEL SAS, accompanied by Mrs. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, by Mr. Patrick Braouezec, President of Plaine Commune, Mrs. Meriem Derkaoui, Mayor of Aubervilliers, Mr. François Dagnaud, Mayor of the 19th arrondissement of Paris, and Mr. Rudy Ricciotti, architect of the project.

The foundations of le19M

May 2019

Laying of the foundations of le19M building,settled as a link between the 19th arrondissement of Paris and the city of Aubervilliers.

Case Maclaim Fresco

September 2019

An hommage to the future residents of le19M, an artistic project has emerged produced by Quai36 and imagined by artist Case Maclaim. The illutsration of the getsures of the artisans was spread over 130 meters by 5 meters high.

Cérémonie du Drapeau

October 2019

The Cérémonie du Drapeau, symbolically marking the end of the structural work of the building, took place in the presence of the architect Rudy Ricciotti, National Grand Prize of architecture, the project partners and all of the future employees of the site.

Installation of the facade 

November 2019

le19M offers the best possible working conditions to its residents thanks in particular to the exceptional luminosity afforded by full height glazing.

Exoskeleton structure installation

February 2020

Rudy Ricciotti imagined a building wrapped in a weaving of concrete threads inspired by a vertical textile weave. Composed of 231 modules, it acts as a solar mask as it densifies depending on the orientation and the exposure to the sun.


October 2020

Ash trees, lime trees, Scots pines, purple beeches, Japanese cherry trees, tulip trees and of course camellias ... This 2,600 m2 garden which aims to obtain the "BiodiverCity" label is a real ecological niche, thanks to its vegetation and the implantation of beehives, nesting boxes, perches that attract insects and birds.

Finalization of spaces

January 2021

Modular layout, acoustic and thermal comfort while respecting the specificities of each craft make le19M an optimal place to live and work.

Move of the residents

March 2021

After nearly 30 months of works, le19M welcomes its first residents in early March 2021.

Inauguration of le19M

Janvier 2022

On January 20th 2022, le19M was inaugurated by Bruno Pavlovsky, President of CHANEL SAS and President of le19M, in the presence of Emmanuel Macron, President of France, and his wife Brigitte Macron.