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  7. Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01

Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01

  • 09:00 - 22 July, 2015
Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01
Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01, © Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

© Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle © Frédéric Delangle Courtesy of PLAN01 + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Pontoise, France
  • Collective of Architects

    Atelier du Pont, Ignacio Prego Architectures, Jean Bocabeille Architecte, Koz and Philéas
  • Area

    31068.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Project Manager

    Eve Honnet
  • Site Supervision

    François Giannesini and Xin Luo
  • General contractor

    Léon Grosse
  • Engineering

  • Sustainable Engineering

  • Landscape Designer

    Paula Paysage
  • Light Design

  • Stakeholders

    Communauté d’agglomération de Cergy-Pontoise; Ville de Pontoise; Cergy Pontoise; Aménagement; Agence Pierre Gangnet; LGX
  • Sustainability

    BBC - H&E Profil A
  • Client

    Immobilière 3F and Immobilière 3F for Val d’Oise Habitat
  • Cost

    45251000 € (pre-tax)
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© Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

Text description provided by the architects. How do you create architectural quality and diversity within a large-scale building complex within a short timeframe (10 months of planning, 24 months of construction) and at a building cost of 1,450 € /m² inhabitable surface area, parking included?

© Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

Following the client’s decision to use a “Design-build” procedure that corresponded to the cost and scheduling issues, we had to work smartly and collectively to implement inventive strategies.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The roof terraces of the buildings are laid out to welcome mutualized outdoor spaces instead of private ones. They are distinguished by thematic colors: “red-athletics” (sports, games, etc.), “blue-pool” (relaxation, children’s playground), and “green-garden” (vegetable garden, ping-pong, etc.).

© Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

The inhabitants will be able to inhabit the rooftops and most importantly, they will be able to inhabit them together. No illusions or fake utopias in these shared uses, as the occupants (gendarmes and their families) are used to a coherent, organized community living.

© Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

In contrast to the classic housing block that had been put forth in the initial working brief, the collective Plan01 instead chose diversity and proposed a varying building height that created a skyline devoid of monotony and with multiple views.

© Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle

The 5 firms that make up the collective PLAN01 worked side by side on this project, each one working separately on portions of the buildings that had been preliminarily assigned according to a master plan. In this way, each part retains its own characteristics (facades, colors, etc.) that bear the imprint of the firm that designed it. Because the firms work together in a workshop setting, the whole of the project is carried out with a sense of cohesion, and at the same time, it contains a diversity of architectural expression that usually only time brings to the building of a city.

© Frédéric Delangle
© Frédéric Delangle
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Pontoise Housing / PLAN 01" 22 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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