Axel Schoenert founded the Franco-German agency Axel Schoenert architects with Zsofia Varnagy, interior designer, in 1999, in Paris. With a multicultural team, the agency develops its activities in France and worldwide, in the fields of architecture, interior architecture and design. Its priority is to promote an eclectic vision of its work, to focus on project diversity and to develop an expertise in newly built construction as well as complex refurbishment.
Axel Schoenert is recognized and rewarded for his expertise in hotels, office space with iconic performances and design, but also his coworking projects. Resolutely detached from a specific style, effects and trends, each project is studied as a new page to write. The starting point of this work is the place itself, its history, its culture. This anchorage will define the heart of the project, where interior architecture and design are combined with architecture and coexist in perfect harmony.
In application of the future bioclimatic PLU and fully aware of the new issues of sustainable development, in the rehabilitation or reconversion of the old properties as well as in the new construction, the agency has at heart to propose innovative and adapted architectural - urban answers. In its projects, it favors the reversibility of the building, the reasoned management of its building sites, the obtaining of the most demanding environmental certifications and labels, the creation of green and accessible exterior spaces and opts for low-carbon solutions in order to design, renovate and build the city of tomorrow.
Among the most recent projects, we can stand out the complex restructuring and new construction in wood structure of the former RTL headquarters, 22 rue Bayard. Awarded the SIATI prize and also the Trophées de la construction 2022 in the tertiary building category, the project also received the "best responsible project" honours. Other projects include the UFO building, which houses the offices of the Leboncoin Group in the heart of le Sentier ; the 102 Charonne project, a 15,000 sq.m real estate complex with an ambitious landscaping program to bring nature into the city in the 11th arrondissement of Paris; 5 Wework buildings in Paris, including the largest in Europe (20,000 sp.m) located on Avenue de France; and the construction of Lilo, a future new-generation student residence with 645 beds...With its expertise in hotel programs, the agency recently delivered the first French hotel of the German brand 25Hours, a heavy restructuring in front of the Gare du Nord in Paris, and the interior design of the first two MEININGER hotels in France. It also designed the concept and interior architecture of the future 4* hotel at the Pleyel Tower, which will open in 2024.