Champs de l'Arche
Year of construction: 2013
Architects: Fabrice Dusapin / Agence Dusapin Leclercq
Surface area: 13,766 sq.m
166 housing units, including 96 housing units for home ownership and 70 social housing units
1,178 sq.m of shops, offices and services including a post office. Location: Nanterre, Terrasses de l'Arche
On Terrace 12, the Les Champs de l'Arche program includes 166 housing units, from studio to 5-room, including 70 social housing units (ICF La Sablière). It was delivered in June 2013.
Located at the foot of the Nanterre-Prefecture RER station, the Champs de l'Arche building also houses a post office, bakery, dry cleaner, restaurant and shops on the ground floor.
Its construction was entrusted to the developer Promaffine / Crédit Agricole Immobilier. The architect Fabrice Dusapin designed a project with a play of volumes and multiple loopholes from the living rooms of the apartments and perspectives by optimizing the contribution of light.
The construction of this building was strongly constrained by the complex geography of a site marked by the intertwining of underground infrastructures, with the A14 motorway and the RER A suburban train line.
Terrace 12 as a belvedere, 6 metres above the ground of Place Nelson Mandela, will house a program of commercial premises and the cultural space La Terrasse.
The project completes the sequence of the first Terrasses and turns towards the University Terrasses, ensuring the transition between the monumentality of the Hauts-de-Seine Prefecture and the more domestic scale of the French Provinces district.
A word about the architect
Fabrice Dusapin is a French architect who graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville. He founded the Dusapin Leclercq agency in 1996 with his partner, Marc Leclercq. Since its creation, the agency has worked on many prestigious projects in France and abroad, such as the renovation of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the transformation of the Hôtel-Dieu in Lyon, and the design of several university campuses and office buildings.
Dusapin Leclercq is recognized for its architectural expertise and its responsible and sensitive approach to building design. The firm strives to create architectural spaces that meet the needs of users while respecting the history and identity of the site.
Champ de l'Arche