Developer: Paris La Défense
Operator: Demathieu Bard Immobilier
Architect-urban planner: Gaëtan Le Penhuel et associés
Landscape designer: Mugo
Surface area: 5,021 sq.m.
Programming: housing / nursery / services
Location: University-Cœur de Quartier (Nanterre)
At the foot of the Nanterre University station, Cœur de quartier is an ambitious urban reconfiguration project covering nearly 4 hectares. To be delivered in 2021, this new district will form a real hub between the Terrasses de Nanterre, Paris X University and the future Les Groues district.
At the heart of Cœur de Quartier, Versus is a 5,021 m² real estate complex designed by Demathieu Bard Immobilier, which relied on the architectural talent of Gaëtan Le Penhuel & Associés and the landscape designer Mugo. Versus consists of 69 housing units (41 affordable housing units and 28 subsidized rental units), a daycare center with about 20 cribs, and a 200-square-meter facility dedicated to personal services. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Nanterre-University station.
Its contemporary and dynamic architecture has been designed to blend in perfectly with the buildings bordering the Terrasses. With its wooden facades, balconies and shared garden at the heart of the block, it provides a pleasant and peaceful living environment for its future users.
The architectural firm has designed a building that aims to make this project an active fragment of the ZAC, taking advantage of the very marked topography of the plot. The building is set into the slopes of the site, taking advantage of the different altitudes to differentiate access and programs.
The Versus residence has also been designed to guarantee its occupants a high level of acoustic comfort thanks to its dual facades: a "protective mantle" to the north facing the railroad tracks, and facades that are largely open to the sun on the protected and wooded heart of the block.
In line with the objectives and fundamentals of the ZAC, the architects have oriented their intervention on two different scales, that of the great landscape, and that of the pedestrian. Thus each entity functions independently while participating in the overall coherence.
More than a "simple" housing operation, this is an ambitious urban and environmental project, a real place to live offering all the urban amenities in a quality landscaped environment. The objective of this approach is to offer residents a pleasant and safe living environment in the heart of this rapidly developing district of Nanterre.
Cœur de Quartier is an illustration of the development strategy deployed by Paris La Défense in favor of a balanced development of the territory, between residential, tertiary, commercial and service programs. It is thanks to the diversity of its neighborhoods that Paris La Défense is strengthening its appeal and is already becoming known as an area where it is good to live, work and go out.
Versus is thus an excellent representation of the living environment that the developer wishes to promote at Paris La Défense: quality, sustainable, pleasant buildings that meet the aspirations of city dwellers in a setting that makes ample room for nature. This new living area at the foot of the Nanterre University station offers a new vibrant and animated centrality in the extension of Europe's leading business district.
Did you know?
Demathieu Bard Immobilier was awarded a Silver Pyramid at the Ile-de-France regional ceremony of the competition organized by the Federation of Real Estate Developers in the Urban Mixed-Use category for the Versus project in Paris La Défense!