• Nantes ARC

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    • Nantes ARC

      The project consists of three towers on a plinth. The shape of each tower is conceived in order to allow maximum privacy and views on the surroundings. The lowest volume contains the offices; the two higher towers contain the housing program. Special attention is given to the ground floors in order to ensure the best integration possible into the context. On the west side, the dwellings on the ground floor are organised as duplex apartments and a set-back of the volume allows a green canopy to give them sufficient privacy. On the east side, the offices’ common facilities (lobby, cafeteria, gym…) occupy the plinth, animating the street. The shape of the buildings provides roof-terraces and gardens that can be used by the inhabitants, creating ‘a living together’ feeling with a splendid view on the surroundings.
      The minimum built footprint of the operation allows the preservation and planting of an important volume of high trees that integrates the site in the landscape structure of the island while the tower volumes themselves become part of the set of higher buildings along the riverside of Nantes.
      Flexibility of the program is obtained through the choice of a homogeneous façade treatment between the programs facilitating the long-term mutation of uses. The conversion of offices into housing is therefore possible.
      The project also allows for flexibility between dwelling types. The combination of a T2 and a T3 makes it possible to obtain a T5. The structural principles and, once again, the rationality of the plan facilitate and guarantee the feasibility of these conversions.

      The project consists of three towers on a plinth. The shape of each tower is conceived in order to allow maximum privacy and views on the surroundings. The lowest volume contains the offices; the two …

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    • 2016215 Nantes ARC

      Competition / 1st prize, ongoing

      CityNantes

      Programmixed housing and offices

      Year2016

      ProcedureCompetition / 1st prize

      Statusongoing

      ClientARC-Groupe

      Total floor area16 000m2

      ArchitectsXDGA et MABIRE-REICH

      Structural engineerOTEIS-ISATEG

      Mechanical engineerOTEIS- ISATEG