In the image of a village where life is good
Developer: Paris la Défense
Developers: Lamotte - Brémond
Architectes : Sonia Cortesse, M’CUB architectes, Julien Beller
Start of works: 2nd half of 2021
Delivery date: End of 2023 - beginning of 2024
Number of units: 148 units, from studios to 5 rooms
Shops and nursery: a 200 sq. m. craft shop and a 600 sq. m. nursery
Location: ZAC des Groues - Nanterre - Hanriot district
Within the new district of Les Groues, extending the Rails garden, La Forêt des Groues integrates a diverse programme of housing, a shared space and a crèche within a green oasis.
The urban structure proposed to the residents is structured around landscaped areas: pedestrian paths, shared or private gardens, a communal vegetable garden, and the educational space of the day nursery. It organises the precedence of plants over minerals and allows the flow of paths through planted, productive and edible spaces, reservoirs of biodiversity.
The Forêt des Groues embodies more than just a state of mind: it is a new way of living together that breaks with large-scale housing estates. A place where everyone can move at their own pace, between intimacy and sharing, it rebuilds essential links with its neighbours and nature.
The dwellings are arranged around this large planted space with a concern for the right scale by offering a diversity of typologies: superimposed houses, a "serpentine" building to the west and a "stepped" building to the north.
The materials, light-coloured brick, natural wood cladding and shutters, white rendering and openwork metal, constitute a real added value in a place shaped for quality of life.
Combined with scales capable of making you forget the city, the buildings favour multiple orientations and natural light.
Extending the sunlight into the flats, the beautiful private terraces, balconies and gardens are projected onto the vegetation and the pedestrian path.
The landscape designers have imagined a flourishing and edible plant setting in total osmosis with an architecture with a low carbon footprint.
- 44 housing units for the Office Public d'Habitat de Nanterre,
- 21 intermediate housing units for IN'LI,
- a 7-home residents' cooperative with the operator Courtoisie Urbaine,
- 20 co-designed homes,
- 56 flats with free or reduced VAT.
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