Student residence - 758 units
The district of Moulon, in conjunction with the project Paris-Saclay andthe urban campus south of the plateau, has the ambition to create a singular reality, through spatially translating the components of a citydistrict (housing, public facilities, services, shops, etc.) and those for a university campus (student housing, educational and sports facilities).The singularity of the project consists in the dialogue between these two orientations.Theconventional educational buildings and the residential complexes are distinguished and separated, leaving space for a new urban hybrid - a passageway from a fence to the street, from the private to the collective space, opening up a vast field of research.
The most difficult part of the project was to establish its limits and make them comprehensible. Although our interventions confine to block B6, B7 and B8, they are fragments of the bigger layout, so we propose a design linked to the public spaces and the periphery. The project of block B suggests an architectural composition of city and nature, architecture and landscape. Our concept is based on the establishment of a simple idea: to densify the periphery and create a genuine park in the center. For this purpose, 70% of the program is placed on the peripheral buildings (01-02-03). Divided into three units, the architecture appears very readable, rigorous, urban and weaving.
At the radical dichotomy between public areas and private development, specific to this kind of architecture, we brought nuances in the alteration and organization of space.
The transition from one to the other emerges in smooth hybrid configuration: a form of movement, from public.
Client: LinkCity / Client: € 43M excl. VAT /Surface: 25346 m² /Schedule: 2015 – 2017 / HEQ: Franck Boutté / Landscaper: Topotek1