2020 GFD 🏆 Awards

2nd Award: Eco-quartier de 157 logements BBC, une crèche et des commerces by S&AA Schweitzer et Associes Architectes

The project consists of the construction of 7 blocks of multi-family dwellings. A nursery and commercial premises are also planned on the ground floor of two of these buildings. The project consists of R+2+attic type plots arranged along a pedestrian path that crosses the plot in an East-West direction. These buildings are located on a North-South axis so as to also create secondary transversal paths.

2nd Award- Global Future Design Awards 2020
Firm | S&AA Schweitzer et Associes Architectes
Architect/Designer | Patrick Schweitzer
Category | Mixed Use Built
Team | Architect of record : S&AA
Country | France
Photographer/Copyright | ©Pierre Pommereau

©Pierre Pommereau

Building 3, located in the North-East of the plot, has a different orientation which allows the creation of a wider public space at the entrance of the eco-district, at the level of the shops and the nursery. The plots have a simple and compact volumetry, in response to the search for energy performance. This compactness favors the external spaces of the block, whether private gardens or common green spaces. All housing units are extended by wide balconies or attic terraces. From the street, the project presents a succession of volumes, the top floor of which is systematically set back, in order to reduce the impact of the buildings on the surroundings as much as possible.