Project Details: Multi Generation and Use Apartment Complex, Angers, France, March 2018-Present Design Development Stage
Key Role: Roll out of office BIM standards and coordination, Revit model development, space planning, design research, sustainable concept design.
Winning Proposal: International architectural competition ‘Imagine Angers’.
‘Arborescence’ is the winning scheme of the international architectural competition ‘Imagine Angers’ on the exceptional site of Gambetta. At the fringe of the historical district and a new urban development, the site enjoys the tranquillity of the Maine river bank. The unique architectural identity of ‘Arborescence’ pays tribute to Angers’ historical heritage merging the vibrant urban centre to the natural landscape.
The inter-generational program embodies a contemporary lifestyle offering 15 residential units, senior housing residence, a co-working space and a childcare centre.
The strength of ‘Arborescence’ lies in the union of international influences synthesized into the local urban and social context of Angers.
The structure and composition of the project allows flexibility and offers possibilities for future evolution. Comfort and variety of spatial choices were key components of the design. The distinctive organic and free lines of the lush terraces and planter boxes draw inspiration from the wind breeze through a tree.
Directly linked to the ecological corridor of Angers, the central garden features dense vegetation, providing an oasis of urban biodiversity. The housing units and its shared facilities (swimming pool, green house, communal living area) enjoy generous natural light, as well as the opportunity to witness flora & fauna landscapes evolve over the seasons.