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FRES Architectes : 124 logements

Decidedly, the transformations of Nantes (44) do not weaken! Located in the eco-district of ZAC Bottière, created in 2003 and located northeast of the metropolis, the project led by FRES Architects is inspired by both the vernacular architecture of large ensembles and three neighboring forests. An entire program...

How to bring together 124 housing in one set while minimizing the impact on the environment in which it takes place? In order to preserve at least one third of the natural site of 1 hectare of its plot, the building designed by the contractors consists of three buildings of four, six and eight floors spread over two trays of 40x40 meters. The whole is embellished with semi-underground private car parks concealed by a metallic mesh, supporting the feeling of lightness of the buildings. The identity of the island is close to the world of loft and manufacture. For example, the architects opted for white cast-in-place architectural concrete and aluminum windows punctuated by simple windows, double-glazed windows and loggias.

The apartments are accessed via a lobby of 4,10 meters high ceilings with bright yellow walls. The three volumes are connected between thanks to circulations installed in the building at R + 8 as well as to outdoor collective terraces placed on all floors, representing more than 10% of the total living space, including future greening - at will residents' desires - will give these outdoor spaces the appearance of hanging gardens.

The project gathers different typologies of housing, ranging from T2 to T4, all distributed on 30 social housing, 50 for rent-accession and 44 for free access.

An achievement that proves that nature and built can agree with harmony.

The project is selected for the 2019 ADC Awards in the Housing / Peri-urban category

To learn more, visit the ADC Awards website et of FRES Architects

Photos: Philippe Ruault

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