Renovation of the Irish Embassy – Paris (75) – France


Location: Paris, France
Project: Restoration, renovation, compliance with building regulations
Surface: 2 400 m2
Date: 2006-2007
Role: Architect and interior design
Status: Completed

We restored the Hôtel de Breteuil, a building dating back to the end of the 19th century where the Embassy of Ireland in Paris has been based since 1954. Our brief included the renovation of the exterior of the building, the renovation of the stone facades, renovation of the roof, exterior woodwork, gate doors, and all metal components including the fence classified as an Architectural heritage Site on Avenue Foch, as well as the adjoining garden.


The main focus of the interior renovation of the Embassy has been to reinstate the splendor of the building using traditional techniques and the know-how of excellent craftsmen. We were in charge of the complete interior renovation, conformity with fire safety standards, and accessibility for disabled persons as well as a full review of the security systems, access control and anti-intrusion systems, preparation and monitoring of the renovation of the reception rooms, 17th century wooden panels, interior woodwork, parquet floors, stucco, painting and gilding, chandeliers, tapestries, curtains and furniture.