Sogaris commissions its inverted building

Winner of Reinventing Paris 2, Sogaris will open the inverted building in the coming days, a former parking lot on rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare transformed into a local logistics space. With a prime location for solidarity activities and a neighborhood concierge service.

Innovation and social and environmental responsibility, Sogaris’ trademarks, are the two breasts of the inverted building. It replaces an old car park that was supposed to disrupt the genre, since it parked cars within its six underground levels using a robot, but which never found its customers. In a few days, the Ile-de-France Sem will open in place of this parking lot, inactive for around ten years, a logistics space, innovative in its turn. In more than one way.

The emergence of the reversed building, operated by Sogaris rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare. © Sogaris

Jonathan Sebbane, general manager of Sogaris. ©Jgp

On its 1,600 m2, offering 1,200 m3 of storage, this equipment will be partly operated by “Les palletsUrbanes”, a subsidiary of Sogaris, which will rent custom-made surfaces to its professional customers, offering them a whole range of services. request.

Furthermore, the site’s reception kiosk will be reserved for a neighborhood concierge service (La conciergerie solidaire), offering local residents all the services that could be expected from a shared building caretaker. And even more, depending on the requests of the residents of the neighborhood, whose opinion counted in the definition of the project and will count during its operation, we assure Sogaris.

The building was delivered in September 2023, slightly behind the initial schedule, due in particular to the unanticipated presence of lead. Metal supply difficulties, attributable to the Ukrainian conflict, also explain this. It was then necessary to sign, at the beginning of 2024, a temporary land occupation agreement for a dedicated delivery location with the city of Paris, of which Jonathan Sebbane, the general director of Sogaris, underlines the quality of the support, that of Paris-Centre in particular. This now allows the launch of the marketing of the equipment spaces. The latter not being accessible to vehicles, this agreement will offer the site a dedicated unloading space. An important place will be given to cyclo-logistics. “This is a request from takers, who combine delivery in electric vehicles and cargo bikes,” indicates Jonathan Sebbane.

Inside view. © Jgp

© Jgp

This site, designed by the architects of Syvil architecture and transformed by the New Builders Associated (NBA) is aimed at various types of urban logistics: last mile delivery, professional businesses (point P, Metro), but also remote reserve for SMEs and artisans, who most often lack storage space in Paris.

“This type of space, located in the city center, which makes it possible to optimize tours, by reducing them, helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a third,” underlines Jonathan Sebbane.
Jonathan Sebbane describes the inverted building.

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