Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes + J. Béranger and S. Vincent
Location: Rue André Tardieu, 44200 Nantes, France
Collaborators: Florence MARTY, AREST, ISOCRATE
Project area: 4,400 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault
This housing complex takes place on the western limit of a block, facing the future business district. The location on the Loire basin contributes at the desire to provide housing multiple unobstructed views of the city. 137 housing units “studio type” of an area of 21 sqm each are organized on 11 levels and are served by two lifts and inner circulations with daylight. A meeting room is located in west front on the 11th floor. Residents get the benefit of a vast garden at first floor, designed by Florence Marty, landscape architect.
This mix of programs (office / residential) and the common structural principles formally identified the housing part:
- by a separate volume
- by a different the skin : the facades is made of champagne color aluminum panels,
- by the pattern of the façade including double height living rooms glazing
- by the ground treatment of the building facing the basin, as a glazed base containing a brasserie.
Each room’s benefit of two windows (floor to ceiling) assuring a good quality of use.