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Vision 80 (Résidence)

Year of construction: 1973
Architects: Jean-Pierre Jouve, André Frischlander and Charles Mamfredos. Capacity: 2 buildings. 236 dwellings
Heights: 24m and 47m. 7 and 14 floors

Address: 1-2-3-4-5, Place des Reflets - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park: Les Reflets
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche

Four principles guided the architects in the development of the Vision 80 complex: treating the mezzanine floor like the hull of a boat - which makes it possible to accommodate the cellars -, lightening the façades by creating a duplex level, giving the apartments double orientation and offering a wide variety of housing options. Well-proportioned, the two buildings are distinguished by their rough concrete facades but also by the space they free up at ground level, allowing shops to set up shop.

A word about the architects

Originally from Romania, Andreï Frieschlander (1936), now André Frischlander, founded Carsaf (Cabinet d'architecture René Sarger André Frischlander) with the engineer René Sarger in 1971. The firm is joined by Jean-Pierre Jouve for the competition for the Palais de l'air et de l'espace in Paris.

Better known as a heritage architect - he became chief architect of the Monuments Historiques in 1970 - Jean-Pierre Jouve is an heir to the rationalist tradition of Auguste Perret, of whom he was a pupil. Author of numerous residences, he then turned to restoration. Charles Mamfredos owns his agency in La Défense.

The trio signed the Vision 80 housing project and worked in close collaboration with the architects of Epad, Claude-Hugues Boistière, Albert Penso and Marie-Ange Simoni.