Year of construction: 2019
Architects : KOZ architects
Surface area: 8,709 sq.m.
Height: 2 buildings of 10 and 14 floors
Capacity: 128 housing units, including 55 social housing units and 73 for free access
Nearest transport: RER A Nanterre-Préfecture 5 minutes away
Located in Nanterre, at the crossroads of the business district, the Terrasses, the Jardins de l'Arche and the André Malraux Park, the Altana project strengthens the housing offer developed in this sector. This programme, supported by Nacarat and designed by Christophe Ouhayoun, of the KOZ Architects agency, has a mixed offer of 128 studio to five-room flats, extended by outdoor spaces.
It consists of 2 apartment buildings:
a 10-storey building with 55 homes for social housing (ICF La Sablière) a 14-storey building with 73 homes for self-employed people. The Altana project, to be delivered in 2019, will play a full part in the redevelopment of the entire Le Croissant district. Built on the site of the car parks demolished at the beginning of 2017, located along Boulevard de Pesaro in Nanterre, these homes are bordered by generous public spaces designed by the Berlin agency Topotek. They have sporty and playful street furniture.
As far as the building's architecture is concerned, priority is given to light: reflected by the white facades that evoke the nearby Grande Arche. It provides a natural light that passes through the large bay windows to illuminate the interiors of the flats. Balconies protected by perforated metal railings punctuate the façade.
A word about the architect
The architect, Christophe Ouhayoun, is one of the partners of the Koz architectes agency, which was created in 1999. His agency is also behind the Les Nids residence delivered in the Faubourg de l'Arche district of Courbevoie in 2017.
"This is a new generation of housing, a stack of houses that are all different... You come home through an interior street where you can meet your neighbour. This alley is the beginning of a lively and varied journey to your home. The extension of the interior living space into large balconies gives depth to the visual perspectives towards the outside and allows one to personalise one's space beyond the façade. This is not just a new apartment building but a new way of living."