Along with ArtefactoryLab, OLGGA Architects put together this creative video presentation for a social housing competition in Caen, France. The mixed-use building includes 100 affordable housing units, ground floor retail units and community spaces. The residential units gradually stack up to six stories, maximizing the potential of the site while remaining sensitive to the surrounding context. Stepped terraces provide private outdoor spaces for each dwelling unit while simultaneously allowing for optimal daylighting and natural ventilation.
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Architects: OLGGA Architects / Alice Vaillant, Guillaume Grenu, Nicolas Le Meur
Location: Grande Synthe, France
Client: City of Grande Synthe
Engineering: Sogeti ingénierie
Acoustic: Abe acoustique
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 2,433 sqm
Photographs: Julien Lanoo
Upon its Grand Opening September 4, 2011, the Stadium du Littoral, constructed in Grande Synthe, is the first facility north of Paris integrating five athletic disciplines under one roof. Designed by OLGGA Architectes, this athletic complex includes stadium seating for 617, two club houses, locker rooms, a community recreation room and administrative offices.
Olgga Architects‘ Athletic Center in the Basroch neighborhood of Grande Synthe, France is currently under construction. This new recreational infrastructure, which will host rugby, soccer, and cycling and archery clubs, also responds to a strict criteria of sustainability with the inclusion of solar panels for over 40% of hot water heating, 10800sf of photovoltaic membranes on the roof to address peak electricity demands ,a retaining pond and water treatment locale for internal consumption and Utilization of post-consumer and recyclable materials for façades.
More about the Athletic Center after the break.