Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura

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  • Architects: Mateo Arquitectura
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Luc Boegly
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  FP BOIS, Riverclack, Tratamiento fachadas hormigón (lasur)
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Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura - Windows
© Luc Boegly

Text description provided by the architects. In the Garonne river port, Bassins à flot, Bordeaux.

As though washed up here by nearby waters, rises the hulk of the World War II submarine base.

Model 1
Model 2

Beside us, other remains of the shipwreck: some small constructions that have to be integrated into the project (A).

The water table is very high. We cannot excavate to build car parks.

Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura - Windows, Facade
© Luc Boegly
Second Floor Plan
Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura - Windows, Facade
© Luc Boegly

We build two storeys right across the plot, introducing the car parks at the centre and arranging dwellings around them, with services along the front.

In this case, the floor is porticoed, drawing the perspective from the street towards the old submarine base. Three volumes are arranged on this platform.

Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura - Facade
© Luc Boegly

(B) is very low (2 floors), and metal. A small, shiny animal that accompanies the existing dwellings.

(C) at the corner, a small tower with four façades. Two metal faces, two timber faces.

Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura - Brick, Facade
© Luc Boegly

(D) A concrete-walled block that follows the limits of the plot and defines the urban from towards its sides.

(E) The centre is an open, communal garden, offering views and sunlight to the dwellings behind.

Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura - Windows
© Luc Boegly

The whole, seen from the old port, is mobile and rather jaunty.

Like the old ships that are beached there, waiting to be broken up.

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Address:Bordeaux, France

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Cite: "Bassins-à-flot / Mateo Arquitectura" 03 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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