Housing complex in the ZAC river eco-district of Ile Saint-Denis (93), as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
A multitude of projects have been launched since the demolition of the department store warehouses that previously populated the island. Phase II of the eco-district finely blends housing, community spaces, offices and shops, and aims to become a new centrality for the island.
In 2024, the sector will experience a first, short and intense stage of life by hosting 2500 athletes competing for the Olympic Games.
The block includes four residential buildings and an office building. At the articulation between the Chatelier quay, the island’s only access road, and the pedestrian heart of the block, the architecture of this new district will contribute to sharing between the various activities that punctuate daily life and create a block that is a vector of sociability and generosity.
Exterior circulation spaces and loggias connect large, open, covered landings around the periphery of the building. The project avoids tyranny of profitable blind circulations and allows us to give back flexibility in the use of the buildings to stimulate their appropriation by the users. Thus, we try to offer an autonomy of use authorizing each user to find a freedom in their own course. Implementing an evolving and adaptable place promotes urbanity within the block itself, where the limits become blurred and the potential in terms of social links are realized: it is the point of entry of possibilities.
A precise work of coordination allows the visual reading of a single building on the quay du Chatelier. The inhabited gaps at the intersection of the three buildings offer large transversal living spaces between the Seine and the landscaped heart of the blocks, as much as they create visual connections to the district.
An intentional reduction of the carbon impact is implemented in the project and also carried out across whole scale of the district.
In addition to a rational structural system in concrete frameworks with generous openings, the choice was made to use facades with wooden window frames.
In the halls, as well as in the gardens, the use of re-used bricks is part of this approach.
|Client||Pichet Immobilier, Legendre Immobilier|
|Area||3 215 m² NIA (PA7), 3 840 m² NIA (PA8)|
ChartierDalix (coordinator of the block PA), Philippon-Kalt (urbanist of the ZAC), Tem Partners (structure, MEP), Arcadis (thermal), Atelier Volga (landscape)
|Cost||€12 M before tax|
|Phase||Under construction, delivery 1st quarter of 2024|
|Project managers||Sébastien Chevance, Lucile Le Rouillé|
|Project||Athletes’ hostel for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, 46 mixed housing units and shops on the ground floor (PA7 block), 44 mixed housing units and shops on the ground floor|
|Hqe||BiodiverCity labels and BEE+|