in association with Lancereau et Meyniel Architectes
Collaborator : Simone Breitkopf
Client : L’Office Auxerrois de l’habitat
Budget : 4.7 M euros HT
Status: Restricted Competition, Second place
- to build an ensemble which marks the articulation city-countryside between the preserved district, the first master plan phases ,the “jardin du coeur” (collective gardens) and the site boundaries.
- to install the project on an important slope, well oriented and in a site with wooded fringes and a delicate hydrological balance.
- to propose an architecture which reconciles urban density with a certain quality of life derived from the individual residence notion of privacy.
Considering the importance of the gardens, timbering and natural landscape, these three concerns meet in the concept to create here, an éco-district, an inhabited park .
This principle of an inhabited park is achieved by preserving the center from construction as an important open space which crosses the ground east west, allowing the gathering of the communal parks and the visual intercrossing of the private gardens.
Very much directed by the topography elevations and the adjustment of the housing to the slope, the concept plan defines three parallel alignments, three ordering lanes in the west-east axis. Locating the 43 residences in the first phase in the low part of the site, it allows progressively carrying out the ordering and landscaping principle as the urbanization develops up the slope.
The arrangement of the residential units on two sectors of the site, is guided by an adjustment to both the main slope and the south and east orientations.