One, housing units / Grande Arche
Nanterre / France
Les Nouveaux Constructeurs
201 residential units (91 apartments to include both market value and affordable housing, and 110 student lodgings) + 1.000 m2 commercial
FMA (Farshid Moussavi Architecture)
Werner Sobek + Bérim + Prima + Ginko Ingénierie
2015 winner of the Pyramide d'Argent "Esthétique immobilière" award, attributed by the Fédération des promoteurs immobiliers de France (FPI)
_ RT 2012 (French thermal environmental regulations)
_ environmental transition spaces
_ double-aspect apartments
_ compact building
_ highly insulated
To the west of Paris, just behind the Arche de la Défense, alongside the continuation of the historic axis running west from the Louvre, along the Champs-Elysées, and today to La Défense, and next to the future Arena rugby stadium, a long block is earmarked for housing.
Farshid Moussavi, who we are assisting, proposes a very open building, where each floor swivels by 2° in one direction or the other. The result is that from their balconies, loggias or winter gardens, the inhabitants of the building will benefit from the extraordinary views of this great open route. It also gives the building, so close to the office towers of the business neighbourhood, a certain domestic dimension.