Défense (Résidence de La)
Year of construction: 1966
Architect : Maurice Plançon
Capacity: 264 units
Height: 26m. 9 floors
Address : 21-34, jardins Boieldieu - 92800 Puteaux
Nearest parking lot: Wilson
Nearest metro station: La Défense Grande Arche
The La Défense residence, the only building by a little-known architect, Maurice Plançon, has an atypical status: it is intended to rehouse expropriated people in the La Défense region.
The result of the creation of the civil real estate company Exprodef by these expropriated people, with the support of the EPAD, the plan of the residence is based on the Palais-Royal type, which was introduced in the original master plan of the business district for housing. Like all first-generation buildings, the ground floor is freed up by pilings to ensure the permeability of the complex.
Built like a block of stone, the building nevertheless leaves room for an interior garden.