25 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS, A DAY NURSERY AND A GARDEN
PARIS 20TH ARRONDISSEMENT
Live with plants
Project: 25 social housing units and a day nursery
Program: Social housing, day nursery
Competition team: PARC Architectes (Representative) — Batiserf (Structure) — Inex (Fluids) — Peutz (Acoustics) — BMF (Economy)
Client: Elogie Siemp
Status: Competition 2018
TO PLANT TREES
This wooden project is like a bosket. The plot is planted with nine lines of trunks. Four rows of poles for each of the two buildings and a central line of wild cherry in the garden. The wooden poles support through open-plans. The whole is covered with a carpentry envelope. On the garden they are made of wood while on the facades overlooking the streets they are covered with painted aluminum. The regular construction of the buildings allows them to be easily reconverted to ensure their long durability.
A CRECHE AT THE CORNER OF THE STREET
To offer maximum comfort to all residents, the housing and creche programs have been installed in two separate buildings. The crèche is positioned at the corner of Paul Meurice and Jules David streets. The functional parts are seen on the street side and the children's areas are open to the garden. The accommodation is located in the heart of the block, the living rooms overlook the garden and the bedrooms overlook the alley.
Both buildings have balconies overlooking the trees. The roof of the creche is a large play area. On the roof of the accommodation are the beehives and nesting boxes.
SUN, WATER, AIR AND PLANTS
The widened glass facades and exposed to the sun are protected on the street by perforated metal doors. On the garden side, deciduous trees provide sun protection in summer and let in light in winter. The rain is collected and stored to be reused for watering or infiltration. The air refreshed and humidified by the evapotranspiration of the plants of the garden makes it possible to ventilate the inhabited spaces crossing dwellings and the nursery. In the heart of the garden three plant sofas develop. On the ground, coveringly, we find undergrowth plants with red berries, halfway up the vines like hazelnut trees and finally rose in height of the cherry trees. All the inhabitants of the project live with the garden and the seasons.
The garden is thus an integrated and active element which takes part in the life of the district.