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Built for a public social housing body, this building is located on the Avenue de Grande-Bretagne in Toulouse joins an existing complex of low-rise blocks and a sixteen storey tower block laid out around a park planted with trees. The complex is adjacent to the ZAC de la Cartoucherie, an emerging priority development zone. The architectural and environmental issues relating to the building involve producing collective spaces of comparable quality to the existing ones, reducing the environmental impact of the building, ensuring maximum comfort for residents while protecting them from the noise of the avenue, and adding to the housing complex without compromising its equilibrium. The new building both complements an existing complex and constitutes its new entrance. It is laid out along the Avenue de Grande-Bretagne, set back from the street and has a wide porch connecting the public space of the avenue with the interior of the estate. The compact, rationally and repetitively structured building features 61 dual-aspect flats overlooking the avenue to the north and the park to the south. View more View full description
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