Renovation of the “Chambre des Notaires de Paris”

Renovation of the “Chambre des Notaires de Paris”

Located in the heart of the French capital, among historical edifices and large Haussmannian avenues, the building of the ‘Chambre des notaires de Paris’ is an emblematic place to the profession of ‘notaires’ in France and house them since its construction in 1850.

Over time, however, successive and limited renovations inside the building have cost it its coherence, shattering and complicating its organization. Currently challenged by the important transformations the profession is meeting, this historical building does not seem to fit neither modern methods of work nor the needs of the ‘notaires’.

The Chamber’s members have thus now decided to undertake an overall renovation of the edifice. They chose to organize an architectural competition to select the architecture firm to entrust with this priceless part of their history.

Beyond simply updating the building, the competition demand to deeply redesign it. The project invites to reflect on tomorrow’s methods of work and the opening to the public of the profession of ‘notaires’. Indeed, the Chamber’s members would like to transform the building into a place of innovation, exchanges and interactions with the public. Their final ambition is for the ‘Chambre des notaires de Paris’ to embody the future of this profession.

At the same time, they also want to retain the building’s historical dimension and heritage in which lies all its value – such as the facade, the antique rooms or the grand stone staircase. The renovation of the Chamber represents a perfect opportunity to enhance this legacy.

The whole challenge of this competition will therefore be to find the right balance between building the Chamber for the future and imperatively respecting the historical legacy of this building. Get all information about the competition here:

Project for the transformation of the Chambre des Notaires de Paris – 12 Avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris

Approximately 3400 m² to be renovated. The surface areas may vary depending on proposals.

Selection of participants based on references and covering letter: 3 to 5 teams allowed to compete

Application deadline: February 27, 2019
Announcement of the teams allowed to compete: March 11, 2019
Presentation of project intentions: April 16 & 18 2019
Project submission deadline: May 31, 2019
Presentation of projects by the competitors: June 6, 2019

Free of charge until February 15, 2019
From February 15 2019, late registration fee will be 100 € excl. tax per team.

€ 25 000 excl. tax. per team allowed to compete.

Estimated budget for works: 8 million € excl tax.
Estimated project management fees: 14% of the cost of the works for a complete project management solution (MOP law type), Technical Studies Offices and consultants included. (In addition, the tasks will include: design/choice of furniture + DPC + OPC + SYN)


Short Description

Historical building at the heart of Paris, the “Chambre des Notaires de Paris” is to be completely renovated. The Chamber’s members want to deeply rethink the building to meet the current needs of the profession, while preserving the historical features and dimension that gives all its vale to the place.


The Chambre des Notaires de Paris

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


Allowance of €25,000 per team allowed to compete.
Estimated budget for works : 8 million € excl tax.

Type of Competition

Restricted/Has stricter requirements (Is not open to anyone. Has limitations regarding its participants), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

Registration is open to all architects or architecture firms, French or foreign, allowed to practice in France.
For architecture firms not settled in France, partnerships with local architecture firms are strongly recommended, as well as the presence on teams of heritage architects and/or consultants with expertise in restoring historic buildings.
Selection of participants based on submitted references and covering letter. The client will select 3 to 5 teams allowed to compete.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens January 30, 2019
Registration Closes February 27, 2019
Deadline to Submit Project May 31, 2019
Winners announcement Date



Location of Competition

Paris, France

Location of Project (if developed)

Paris, France

Additional Information

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