The two buildings are set perpendicularly to a TGV line embankment, on either side of a large garden. The project deploys a two and three-floor terraced house typology with patio. The houses are raised for protection from flooding and have individual entrances, direct access to the car park, their own private garden below and a patio above. This configuration is complemented by communal amenities and mutualised services: a large central collective garden, a children’s playground, optimised parking and a caretaker. The distinctive feature of this new urban housing format is its density: 87 units/hectare compared to 14 units /hectare for the neighbouring suburban houses. This hybrid system on an intermediary scale demonstrates that family housing can reinvent living conditions in the city.
Victor Francisco (project director), Arnaud Coutine, Stefano De Marchi, Felix Tönnis
58 intermediate social housing units
Delivered in 2013
TVK (lead architect and urban designr), Berim (engineering), Franck Boutté (environmental engineer)
THPE (Very High Energy Efficiency) Profil B, H&E, HEQ approach
Victor Francisco (project director), Felix Tönnis (project manager), Arnaud Coutine, Stefano De Marchi