Presentation:

Urbanica is an office comprising architects, town planners and landscape architects which is based in the 10th district of Paris, France. Its strength is based on the different experiences of its team, working on major architectural, urban and landscape design projects.
One of the main motivations of the Urbanica office is to enhance the interaction between projects at all levels: global, local and in detail. Therefore, every subject is developed with an overall vision, thus creating high quality functional and innovative projects.
The main motivations of the architectural and urban approach developed by URBANICA are based on three major concepts:
  • Increasing a project’s aesthetic and functional value to achieve a carefully developed architectural and urban work which takes its environment into account.
  • Considering the right value of a project’s technical and economic dimensions to guarantee the feasibility of our propositions.
  • Providing a constructive vision to shared working processes, taking into account a global and long-lasting sustainable development.
All these elements form an architectural office which offers creativity and pragmatism adapted to a wide range of contemporary projects.
Today, URBANICA is composed of twelve architects, town planners and landscape architects who are able to respond to projects covering different scales and several fields of expertise: architecture, urban and landscape design, town planning and design.
Employees
Regions and countries
Annual turnover (excl. tax €)
Projects completed

Areas of investigation :

The main projects Urbanica is currently working on:
Town planning, transport projects, urban and landscape design.

Town planning, transport projects, urban and landscape design.

Comprehensive proposals are developed and assessed through research compliance with local Town Planning criteria and territory issues.

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Residential buildings, commercial spaces and offices, public facilities, bridges.

Residential buildings, commercial spaces and offices, public facilities, bridges.

Quality project designs are produced to be innovative, functional and adapted to their surroundings. Materials and finishes are specified and designed to reflect the urban context of scale, texture and detail. These objectives direct the evolution of our architectural and urban solutions, whereby the enhancement of project aesthetics and functionalism is determined within ecological boundaries.

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Design.

Design.

The sensual perception of different textures and materials allow us to provide a precise view of the details and finishing touches, thereby enabling a strong link between the different design scales to be maintained.

More details about the projects
Town planning
77.2%
Architecture
19.7%
Design
3.1%
URBANICA - Architectes & Urbanistes
URBANICA - Architectes & Urbanistes

History:

Julien SCHNELL founded URBANICA in 2007. Already familiar to the supervision of large projects during his career, URBANICA is the ideal tool for Julien SCHNELL’s creativity to develop the concepts, methods and architectural precision that high quality projects require.
Thanks to a dynamic and committed team, the office’s areas of investigation can respond to different urban scales from town planning, urban and landscape design, to architectural and design projects.
The main office of URBANICA is located in the centre of Paris in a bright and functional loft office building of nearly 150m². It is an ideal place to develop architectural and urban studies.

Annual turnover and staff:

URBANICA, Architects, Town Planners and Landscape Architects, Limited Liability company with a capital stock of 200 000 €, whose head office is located at 208, rue Saint Maur, 75010 Paris, France.
Registered member of the Chamber of Commerce, number: 498 996 560
Registered member of the Architectural Association, national number: S11782
Julien SCHNELL, architect DPLG, Director

Annual Turnover of the architectural firm URBANICA during the last three years:

Year

2013
2014
2015

Annual net turnover (excl. tax)

1 013 021 €
1 158 933 €
1 110 428 €

Staff of the URBANICA firm – current workforce:
Architect, Director

Architect, Branch manager

Architect / Landscape Architect, Project manager

Assistant Architects

Julien SCHNELL

Stéphanie DENNIELOU-BURDIN

Christelle AMBROSI
Charles ENYEDI

Claire-Sophie HOFFMANN
Silvia BASENGHI
Benoit SALLE
Ziad MATTA
Ludovic LEGRAND
Ina WEBER

Administration

Aline MARTINS

Staff of the URBANICA firm – development of the workforce:

2012

1
Architect, Director

2
Executive Architects/Landscape Architects

4
Assistant Architects

0
Administration

Total 7

2013

1
Architect, Director

2
Executive Architects/Landscape Architects

6
Assistant Architects

0
Administration

Total 9

2014

1
Architect, Director

3
Executive Architects/Landscape Architects

7
Assistant Architects

1
Administration

Total 12

2015

1
Architect, Director

3
Executive Architects/Landscape Architects

8
Assistant Architects

1
Administration

Total 13