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a/LTA : Le Cour des Arts

A village in the city. This is how the project of intergenerational residence of the architectural firm a / LTA could be summarized, posed in the ZAC du Beauregard in Rennes (35). This set of 8 square meters, seeming to house various households resembling urban chalets, consists of three towers linked by a green island in the center. Overview.

Dominating the Beauregard ZAC, the least we can say is that the residential complex imagined by the Breton firm a / LTA constitutes a real landscape in itself. The facades on the city and garden sides offer an irregular play of volumes thanks to the succession of terraces and balconies like steel ribbons standing out against the white concrete. It is moreover from this same material that the facades of the other dwellings are made up, one of which looks like it is tucked away in the middle of the main building bar, which is wide.

"We decided to work on a" landscape "project in continuity with the urban and landscape intentions of the ZAC, enriched by a singular atmosphere of the countryside to the city, sharing territory, serene territory in which it is sweet to live in common and in good agreement with his neighbors " a / LTA

Inside this “fragment” of town bringing together 119 housing units as well as four artists' workshops, a laundry room but also a common room, each layout has been designed to best promote the social bond between all the inhabitants. In this sense, eight shared apartments - including accommodation suitable for the elderly connected to family housing by a common room - helps foster intergenerational assistance. A laundry room, shared gardens but also play areas for children have been integrated into this other kind of building.

Located a few steps from the Regional Contemporary Art Fund of Brittany, the complex also houses four artists' studios with all necessary amenities and 70 square meters of the "room of conviviality" to present the works.

A miniature city thought for all, from 7 to 77 years.

For more information, visit a / LTA website

Photographs: S. Chalmeau

Anouchka Crocqfer

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