Pesaro (Résidence)


Year of construction: 2012
Architects: X'Tu
Area: 16,100 sq.m.
Height: 30 m, 9 storeys

Address: boulevard Pesaro - 92000 Nanterre
Nearest parking lot: Les Terrasses
Nearest public transport: Nanterre Préfecture

The Pesaro Residence project establishes a link between the institutional architecture of the Prefecture and the domestic design of the French Provinces district. The monumental scale of the Prefecture is declined on a human scale towards the French Provinces. Between the two, openings allow the viewer to look beyond the facades.

A double skin of screen-printed glass allows the intermediate surfaces to be used as a greenhouse in winter and as a ventilated space in summer. As for the roofs, transformed into vegetable gardens, they are accessible to the inhabitants who do not have loggias. The operators Logipostel and Toit & Joie called upon the architects X'Tu for the design. The complex comprises 164 housing units: 36 with supervised home ownership marketed by Logipostel and 128 social housing units, 48 of which are managed by the OMHLM and 80 by Toit & Joie.

The premises located on the ground floor of the building are occupied by the Hauts-de-Seine Council of Architecture and Urban Planning (January 2013) and at the foot of the building, on the terrace, there is a playground.

The deed of sale was signed on 22 March 2010. The building was delivered in September 2012.

A word about the architect

XTU architects was founded in 2000 by Anouk Legendre and Nicolas Desmazieres. Among the projects that have made their reputation over the past twenty years, we can mention the French Pavilion at the 2015 Milano World Expo, the Cité du Vin in Bordeau and the Positive Energy Tower in Strasbourg.


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