Architects : Marta Mendonça & Gonzalo Galindo
Collaborators : Eleonora Zacchini, Oana Radu, Laure Saraceno
3D Images : Studio UCS
Client : Immobilière 3F
Programme : 62 Social housings
Area : 5276 m²
Budget : 6.2 M euros HT
Status: On site
The aim of this project is to make a “regulatory element” between the different scales of the built environment and to integrate an environmental approach, seeking, in particular, to maximize the natural lighting of the apartements and to provide efficient storm water management.
The project provides a volumetric transition between the existing housing typologies – a new social housing scheme and the urban pavilion located to the west and vice versa. The buildings rest on a base unifying the ground floor, which highlights the difference in treatment of façade materials in the floors, from east to west. To the east of the plot, of the four framed rectangular concrete blocks, only two buildings rise to five levels, the others not exceeding four levels. To the west, along Rue de la Chapelle, the timber framed “houses” consist of duplex apartments and do not exceed 3 levels. These little ‘’houses’’ stand out for their external skin of timber, and interact effectively, both in terms of scale and typology, with the detached houses located across the street. They offer a contemporary reinterpretation of the archetypal, universal form of the single-family home.
Most apartments are dual aspect with the living space oriented to the southeast and bedrooms to the northwest. Dwellings located on the ground floor have access to a private. The project has two types of terrace: green-roof terraces, on top of the apartment buildings, and private terraces for the majority of the housing units.