Location: St Dizier (France)
Area: 3.500 m² (37.673 SF)
Client: OPHLM Saint Dizier
Partnership: Ingrid Taillandier
The competition brief called for both multiple housing units and apartment buildings on this city owned lot. Being located in a newly developed part of town with low density building fabric, we felt the need existed to create urban continuity and scale. General building massing was therefore generated taking into account street visibility, placing apartment buildings along the high traffic road and smaller dwellings pushed further into the site. Visual continuity is further stressed using a constructive solution with visible floor slabs all around buildings, thus linking all building scaled together and identifying the development. All apartment layouts provide front and back opening onto private gardens. A common semi-underground parking connects all buildings and allows natural lighting and ventilation of parking spaces.