Virtuose: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future in Paris

Situated in the heart of Paris’ prestigious Golden Triangle, Virtuose stands as a shining example of Haussmannian elegance, meticulously renovated by PDA architecture in 2025. This century-old office space, originally constructed in 1903, has undergone a transformative revitalization, blending its storied past with the functionality of the present. Through meticulous research and preservation, the design team has honored the building’s architectural heritage while adapting it to the modern needs of its occupants.

Modern marble lobby with arched entryways, curved furnishings, and tall column details.
A modern, minimalist interior with curved seating, light fixtures, and tranquil ambiance.
Stunning modern atrium with geometric glass ceiling, plush seating, and lush greenery.
Ornate arched ceiling, white marble floors, and brass detailing create a grand, elegant interior.
A grand staircase with ornate iron railings and intricate architectural details.
Spacious modern office lounge with skylights, wood floors, and comfortable seating.
Spacious modern office with elegant architectural features and furnishings.
Curved, elegant facade with recessed balconies, ornate details, and lush greenery.

About Virtuose

Nestled in the heart of Paris’ Golden Triangle, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, Virtuose shines with the elegant Haussmannian flair of a bygone era. This office space, originally constructed in 1903, has undergone a remarkable transformation, blending the splendor of the past with the functionality of the present.

Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future

The project’s designers delved deep into the building’s history, uncovering architectural drawings and past permits to guide their ambitious renovation. Virtuose now stands as a timeless testament to the harmonious coexistence of heritage and modernity. From the ornate wrought-iron balconies to the soaring arched windows, every detail pays homage to the structure’s storied past, while the sleek, contemporary furnishings and state-of-the-art amenities cater to the needs of the modern workforce.

A Breathtaking Lobby Experience

As one steps through the grand entryway, the expansive lobby immediately captivates with its awe-inspiring design. Towering columns, intricately carved moldings, and a magnificent vaulted ceiling create a sense of grandeur, while the neutral palette and natural light cultivate an atmosphere of refined elegance. Strategically placed seating arrangements, ranging from cozy lounge chairs to sculptural ottomans, invite tenants and guests to linger and soak in the opulent surroundings.

A Collaborative Workspace Reimagined

The office spaces within Virtuose blend seamlessly with the building’s historic charm, offering a harmonious blend of open-plan layouts and private enclaves. Sleek, modern desks and ergonomic chairs provide a comfortable and productive work environment, while the abundance of natural light and greenery-filled alcoves foster a sense of calm and inspiration. A state-of-the-art kitchen and lounge area cater to the needs of the discerning professional, allowing for both focused work and rejuvenating breaks.

A Sanctuary of Sophistication

The upper floors of Virtuose house the building’s most private and luxurious spaces, including the elegant conference rooms and executive suites. Richly textured fabrics, custom millwork, and carefully curated lighting create an atmosphere of refined sophistication, where ideas can flourish and important decisions can be made in an environment of unparalleled comfort and style.

Virtuose: A Timeless Masterpiece

By honoring the building’s heritage while embracing the demands of the modern workspace, Virtuose has emerged as a true masterpiece of design. This office space seamlessly blends the grandeur of the past with the functionality of the present, offering a unique and inspiring environment where productivity, collaboration, and creativity can thrive.

Photography by Florian Wattier
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- by Matt Watts