Boulevard de Charonne

Boulevard de Charonne

Architect
Brisac Gonzalez
Location
Boulevard de Charonne, France
Project Year
2010
Category
Nurseries

Senior Housing

Social Housing
MIR

Social Housing

Brisac Gonzalez as Architects

The site is characterised by a contrast between the busy Parisian boulevard fronting it and large concealed gardens, that are landscaped havens in the neighbourhood. The scheme builds on the contrasting condition by creating an urban presence along the boulevard while leaving large tracks open creating a green oasis at the site’s centre. The units are arranged throughout two 8 to 10 storey buildings and several pavilion-like buildings of 3 storeys. The buildings are accessed via a ‘ruelles’, similar to those that already exist in the neighbourhood. This pedestrian path meanders from the busy boulevard to the rear of the site. The majority of units have dual aspect with an east-west orientation. The façades are clad in perforated and undulating blue ceramic tiles that at times double as balustrades. Large sections of glass will allow for natural light to bathe the interior spaces.

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