LORMONT HOUSING BY HABITER AUTREMENT

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In 2012, Habiter Autrement / Ateliers Jean Nouvel was awarded the Agora Architecture Prize for the Lormont housing in Bordeaux.


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The jury, headed by Winy Maas of MVRDV, recognized the beauty of the project as well as the complexity of building on a site under the Aquitane bridge. 

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In the Lormont housing project, views of the Gironde river and the Aquitaine bridge are the key features.


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In order to optimize them, while minimizing visibility between neighbours, each of the 26 apartments has a unique shape the result of this arrangement is the building’s saw-shaped plan.


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The sectional design works to enhance the spectacular presence of the 60 m high bridge. Two levels of apartments are stacked, with duplexes and triplexes above the ground floor each is shifted laterally in order to expose part of the roof.


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This allows the full-height windows along the faceted west facade, which faces the river, to extend into the ceiling.


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This transition from the vertical strips of glass on the facade to the horizontally-orientated roof lights emphasizes the effect of the ‘low-angle shot’ up towards the bridge towers.


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On the east side, the building is shielded from a noisy street by a metal-clad facade with relatively small openings here, transverse passages, clad in reflective material, amplify available light and create a blurry, dreamlike image of the landscape. 
 

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Location:Lormont, France

Architects:Habiter Autrement (lead architect) / Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais / Jean Nouvel

Project Manager: Aude Lerpinière

Architectural Consultant: Jean-Jacques Raynaud

Project Team: Aimée Lau, Lina Lagerström, Félix Medina Mathilde Jauvin, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel Züger

Landscape:Ewen Le Rouic, Irène Djao Rakitine, Céline Aubernias

Sustainability:Franck Boutté, Transsolar

Structure:Khephren Ingénierie

Facades:DVVD

MEP:LBE fluides

Cost consultant: Georges Ventre

Technical inspection: Socotec

Developer:ING Real Estate Development

Area:3,514 m2

Year:2013

Client:Foncière Logement

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