KOZ architectes : Sensations

Wood is causing a sensation in Strasbourg (67)! The KOZ Architectes agency designs, for Eurométropole, a high-rise building entirely made of wood. Culminating at 38 meters high, the apartment building "Sensations" goes down in history, in front of the largest building in France using 100% this warm and ecological material.

The Deux-Rives district of Strasbourg has been given a new housing development. Designed by KOZ Architectes, the structure is based on a mixed CLT system and laminated wooden beam posts on 12 levels, becoming the largest 100% wood building in France. The project constitutes the first phase of the “Îlot Bois” housing project aimed at making the former brownfields of the district a wood and bio-based housing complex comprising two R + 8 buildings and one R + 11: Sensations.


Star of the future district, this building rests on a concrete base and is clad in wood, from floors to facades, passing through elevator cores and stairwells. As an example, the 146-unit building from studio to T5 is passive and low-carbon energy, thanks to the ubiquity of natural, recyclable materials and low emission of pollutants. In addition, the architects rely on local resources and businesses to carry out their project. “We have a priority objective: to have the lowest possible carbon footprint. To achieve this, we have selected the best carpenters and craftsmen from Savoy. " specifies Christophe Ouhayoun, co-founder of the agency KOZ Architectes.

As an example, the project is in line with an ecological ambition developed by the architectural firm since its creation while promising future residents a certain quality of life. Ranging from 24 to 140 square meters, the apartments hidden behind 135 meters of facades on the avenue de Vitry-le-François are extended by an outdoor space: private gardens for the accommodation on the ground floor, a terrace on the roof of the base for R + 3 and R + 10 dwellings and balconies for others. And to take advantage of the few rays of the sun of the region, a garden of 800 square meters with the appearance of patio takes place between the studs and also includes two greenhouses which can shelter the bikes of the residents.

A great victory for wood.

Project title : Sensations
City, Country: Strasbourg (67)
Owner: Bouygues Immobilier
Mastery of work : KOZ Architects
Area : 9 533 m²
Cost of works: 14 M €
Calendar : 2019 delivery

To learn more, visit KOZ Architects website

Photographs / Illustrations: Cécile Septet

Zoe Térouinard

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