Ancre (Résidence de l')
Year of construction: 1974
Architects: Architectural and Urban Planning Group Office: Jacques Durand, Edmond Michelon, Georges Stroh and Pierre Vagne
Capacity: 188 units
Height: 62 m. 7 floors
Old name: CH31
Address: 10-22, square des Saisons - 92400 Courbevoie
Nearest car park: Saisons
Nearest metro station: Esplanade de La Défense
The work of a local agency, the Anchor Residence is built above three levels of parking, on stilts. It has a square floor plan with a central garden, based on the principle of the Palais-Royal. As for the layout, it complies with the guidelines of the master plan. From the pedestrian slab, three staircases give access to the mezzanine level, while the upper floors are served by twelve other staircases and lifts. Unlike the other residences, the Anchor residence has loggias, most of which open onto the outside.
A word about the architects
The Cabinet de Groupe d'Architectes et Urbanistes (CGAU) was founded in 1963 under the direction of Jacques Durand, Georges Stroh and Pierre Vagne. The firm was then called Atelier d'architecture des Ajoux in reference to the rue de Courbevoie where it is located.
He signed many operations in Asnières and Courbevoie. As operation architect, he erected the Fleury-Mérogis prison complex, designed by Guillaume Gillet. The Anchor Residence is his second project for the OPHLM of Courbevoie.