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  5. Sou Fujimoto Architects
  6. 2016
  7. Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux

Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux

  • 06:00 - 18 March, 2016
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Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux
Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux, Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.
Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.

Following an invitation by the city of Bordeaux in December 2015, Sou Fujimoto Architects and laisné roussel have revealed their proposal “Canopia”: a mixed-use development, featuring a 50-meter-tall residential building made of wood and offering 199 homes, 3,770m² of office space and 500m² of retail outlets in Bordeaux, France. The tower would be one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world. Read more about this project after the break.

Rendered View from Apartment. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. Rendered View From Roof Garden. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. Model. Image © Roberta Donatini Rendered View from Terrace. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH. +21

Located at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood, Canopia sits on a 17,000m² plot, and is part of a larger development plan in the Amargnac section of the Bordeaux Saint-Jean Belcier Urban Development Zone. With a series of collective roof gardens and sustainable material sourcing, the project hopes to become a focal point for the area and improve its sustainability.

Parallel Projection. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.
Parallel Projection. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.

Across its separate buildings, a series of walkways connect themed roof gardens. Offerings vary from an agricultural space with vegetable gardens, fruit trees, compost areas and water reserves; a winter garden; and a terrace with a restaurant and playground. The walkways themselves offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and the Garonne.

Rendered View from Roof Gardens. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.
Rendered View from Roof Gardens. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.

The wooden frame for the high-rise building was meticulously studied since the tender phase, ensuring that the different technical construction problems were solved. The project uses silver fir and spruce beams and posts. Floors are made from cross-laminated timber, of either silver fir or spruce, using the Mathis ATEX technique for high-rise buildings. Glu-lam timber bars are used in the post-and-beam frame to stabilize the tower. Each building on the site aims for a "Biosourcé" certification. In addition, an H&E A-rating is being sought for the homes, and the offices will have double HQE® BREEAM certifica­tion to guarantee their environmental performance.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rue de Belcier, 33800 Bordeaux, France
  • Managing Partners

    Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné, Dimitri Roussel
  • Project Managers

    Marie de France, Amandine Quillent
  • Team

    Victor Deplus, Matthias Aguilar, Augustin Caradec
  • Economist

    Cabinet Faure
  • Bet Tce

  • Environmental Engineering

    Le Sommer
  • Wood Construction

    Mathis
  • Landscaping

    Etablissement
  • Acoustician

    Emacoustic
  • Building Control Office

    Apave
  • Renders

    Tamàs Fischer, Morph, laisné roussel, Sou Fujimoto Architects
  • Model

    Jean Louis Courtois Model and Co.
  • Area

    17000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH., Roberta Donatini
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: Eric Oh. "Sou Fujimoto and Laisné Roussel Propose Wooden Mixed-Use Tower for Bordeaux" 18 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/783946/sou-fujimoto-and-laisne-roussel-propose-wooden-mixed-use-tower-for-bordeaux/>
Exterior Rendered View. Image © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS + LAISNÉ ROUSSEL + RENDERING BY TÀMAS FISHER AND MORPH.

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