a/LTA : Le Cour des Arts

A village in the city. Here is how could be summarized the project of intergenerational residence of the office of architects a / LTA, posed in the ZAC of Beauregard in Rennes (35). This set of 8 350 square meters seem to shelter various maisonnais with the appearance of urban cottages consists of three towers connected by an island of greenery in its center. Overview.

Dominating the ZAC du Beauregard, the least we can say is that the residential complex designed by the Breton cabinet / LTA is a real landscape to itself. The facades on the city and on the garden side offer an uneven set of volumes thanks to the succession of terraces and balconies like steel ribbons standing out against the white concrete. It is also of this same material that are constituted the facades of the other houses of which one appearing to be nested in the middle of the bar of main building all in width.

"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 as well as four artists' studios, a laundry room but also a common room, each development has been designed to better promote the social bond between all inhabitants. In this sense, eight shared apartments - including a housing suitable for the elderly connected to a family housing by a common room - can promote intergenerational mutual assistance. A laundry room, shared gardens and playgrounds for children have been integrated into this building of a different kind.

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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