SOCIAL RESIDENCE OF 221 HOUSING UNITS, BORDEAUX

The meticulous radicalism and the location of the Foyer des Acacias over the railway lines have become a familiar sight to those living in Bordeaux. While it was important that the renovation should not compromise the existing façades, it was also imperative that the extension should not accentuate the perceived overall mass of the building. Our proposal spans over the existing ground floor to retain the building’s anchorage to the ground and keep its link to the garden. The extension is L-shaped, which contributes to reducing its visual impact and provides units with far-reaching views. The expressive structure gives character to a building that is simultaneously compact, thick and protective, clad in smooth materials (concrete, wood and aluminium).

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Social residence of 221 housing units

Bordeaux

LOCATION

Résidence Les Acacias, Bordeaux, France

TEAM

PETITDIDIERPRIOUX Architectes, Oteis, Atelier Volga, CDB

CLIENT

ICF Habitat Atlantique

PROGRAM

Restructuration of 140 rooms with creation of 15 rooms, extension with 65 rooms and et 1 staff housing

AREA

3232 m² rehabilited + 1847 m² new

BUDGET

7,9 M€

SCHEDULE

Completed in 2019

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BBC Rénovation, + THPE 2012 pour le neuf, H&E Profil A

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