Category : 110 Housing Units
Location : Villiers-le-Bel (95)
Client : Groupe Pichet
Area : 6 313 m2
Status : Built in 2017
Certifications : RT 2012
Costs : 9 000 000 € HT
The site, which used to be a former junkyard, is located between a high school and a residential area. The purpose of the project is to fill the needs of families residing in Villiers-le-Bel. Therefore, the priority has been given to the construction of big apartments, most numerous than usual.
The challenge was to create public spaces in the central part of the project in order to link the Aimé Logier district with the road towards the city of Chantilly. In addition, it was a technical and environmental challenge to build on a formerly contaminated plot with a 5-meter slope.
The main purpose of the project is the residents’ quality of life. Thus, the project is divided in two buildings in order to reduce the number of units per stairwell and provide wide and qualitative entrance areas. Big outdoor areas have been created for each apartment: terraces, balconies and common gardens. The architecture is simple and qualitative in order to merge the project into the environment. The shapes of the buildings and interplay of terraces and balconies are emphasized by the use of timeless and clear tints. Graphic railings and molded buildings’ lower sections bring texture and volume to the project.