Terrace 9 by Atelier Zündel & Cristea

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Project: Terrace 9
Designed by Atelier Zündel & Cristea
Project Team: AZC / Bouygues Bâtiment / Cardonne 
Client: Bouygues Immobilier
Size: 12 200m2
Location: Nanterre, France 
Website: www.zundelcristea.com
Atelier Zündel & Cristea with the intention of avoiding an effect of mass create Terrace 9, a residential project in French town of Nanterre. For more images and architects description continue after the jump: 

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The block is within Nanterre’s municipal 9th Terrace, measuring around 113 meters by 21m wide. With the intention of avoiding an effect of mass, the building specifications describe procedures for the cutting and sequencing of volumes. To these various rules of building positioning, we propose a simple response: an organization of three principal volumes stemming from a large common base structure (ground floor + 3). Their dimensions in design allow the development of the maximum quantity of residential housing and activity space, equipped with double orientation. One of the principal challenges of the project is the creation of a new identity for the neighborhood. This involves a coherent architectural expression distinguishing itself clearly from neighboring La Défense. The architectural work that we propose takes into account the general criteria of pleasure and quality of life.