landscape urban unit
The fundamental characteristic of the Nanterre terraces, in addition to the lanform, is their asymmetrical appearance. The 17 flowerbeds that make up this remarkable landscaped urban unit are differently bordered by existing and planned buildings.
Three large caesura are staged and punctuate the volumes of the accommodation. The urban stand offers a contrasting perspective. The apartment building on terrace 10 consists of 4 white volumes that stand out against the sky with slight tilts.
On the Provinces Françaises side, the volumes are set back and slightly bent at gentle angles that go along the linearity of the unusual promenade.
On the terrace side, the volumes are rhythmic, and perfectly identical on the front. They differ in their thickness because they are cut at an angle. This skewed/oblique thickness effect creates a tension in the perspective, staging the building in a subtle way, facing the monumental building of the Wogenscky departmental administrative center.
Between these 4 high volumes are inserted 3 lower volumes breaking the linear effect and punctuating the unusual promenade with corner loggias and above the ground gardens. These cutouts make it possible to obtain housing with multiple orientations and very deep terraces open to privileged views.
The particular volume of the project responds to urban constraints and allows a quality of life inside each dwelling.
Fluids, structure: Cardonnel
Economy: Cabinet ECM
Coordination SPS: ADLC
Control office: Qualiconsult
Frédéric Charles Aillet
Clémentine de Sorbay