- Architect In Charge : Anne Lacaton, Jean Philippe Vassal
- Project Manager : Gaetan Redelsperger
- Program : 30 social dwellings + 95 student dwellings + medical appartments + retail (760 m2)
- Client : Société Immobilière d’Economie Mixte de la ville de Paris
- Cost : 10,7 M€ HT/ net
- City : Paris
- Country : France
Text description provided by the architects. The building is located in the 19th district of Paris, between the Ourcq canal and the 'petite ceinture' railroads, today out of use. The neighborhood is in a complete restructuring, with the construction of many dwellings buildings.
The building operation includes 98 student dwellings and 30 social dwellings as well as a specialist care home and 3 shops. The project provides spacious dwellings and gives, as much as possible, the opportunity to the inhabitants to enjoy the 2 situations: on the garden and on the street.
All the social dwellings are running through or double-oriented. The living rooms and kitchens are on the garden side and open onto a 2,10m deep winter garden, south or south-east orientated, from 9 to 28 sqm, extending in a 1m deep balcony. The bedrooms and main bathrooms, well glazed, are on the north façade and open onto a continuous balcony.
The students' dwellings, from 19 to 23 sqm, open on a balcony by a large window, on the street side. On the garden side, most of the rooms open onto a 3,70 sqm winter garden extending in a balcony. Inside, the prefabricated bathrooms are optimized to offer more space to the living room.
On the garden side, the ground floor is used by the specialist care home program, hosting 6 permanent residents. The rooms and living spaces benefit the south-east orientation. They open on a garden, planted with simple flowering strain species. On the street side, the ground floor is occupied by the shops.
The winter gardens and balconies give each dwelling a private outdoor space that offers the possibility to live outside in a collective context while being home. Combined with thermic and shadow curtains, they ensure a function in the winter and summer indoor climatic conditions (thermal comfort) and savings on energies, within a bioclimatic approach.
Essential to the life quality in an urban context, these private outdoor spaces make the apartment conditions closer to the facilities and pleasure you can have in an individual house.