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Coldefy : Peuple Belge

The French agency Coldefy & Associés Architects Urbanists delivers a mixed complex installed in Old Lille (59). Mostly known for its old red brick houses, the neighborhood now has a bright white building. An achievement whose contemporary writing contrasts with the surrounding urban landscape.

At 14 avenue du Peuple Belge, a complex consisting of fifteen collective dwellings and two restaurants on the ground floor contributes to the architectural renewal and dynamism of the Vieux-Lille district. This building stands in a historic urban island, close to the Hospice Comtesse museum and the Lille District Court. Anchored in a heterogeneous architectural context, the new building structures the angle of the rue Saint-Joseph and the avenue by its singular silhouette and its worked materiality.

Immaculate and uncluttered, this white concrete building has a stepped mass. The contemporary vocabulary adapts to the many facets of the project. The large bay windows in the lower part open the restaurants on the street, while on the floors, the writing densifies to provide comfort and privacy to residents while allowing them to enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

The building covers 1 900 square meters including 1 186 square meters are intended for housing when 714 square meters are dedicated to two restaurants: The Cherry in the City and La Griotte, the two new addresses of the starred chef Éric Delerue,
On the ground floor, the contemporary brasserie La Griotte revisits the neighborhood bistronomy. The restaurant room overlooks an open kitchen and can accommodate up to seventy seats. Contemporary and refined, the decoration - anthracite granite slabs on the floor, solid oak tables, ceramic lamps - shapes the bistro's friendly atmosphere.
Upstairs, nestled in a glass, the gourmet restaurant Le Cerisier en Ville includes large private rooms and a boudoir more confidential, as well as a cigar smoking room and a bar reserved for gourmets the most good of living we.

What to eat down the house.

To learn more, visit the agency website Coldefy & Associés Architectes Urbanistes

Photographs: Salem Mostefaoui

Léa Pagnier

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