0%

2017

173 dwellings

Rouen - CAF France

The heights of Rouen

2017

173 dwellings

Rouen - CAF France

CAF's move from its historic site is not an insignificant gesture for the city of Rouen since it marks the end of a period that began in the middle of the last century.
This new housing program is considered through the history of the site and its construction. The ambitions of the project respect the perennial elements of the site to magnify and enhance them (the mansion house, but also the nearby and distant landscape). Thus, the aim is to offer a strong architectural image on the scale of the district while being respectful of the adjoining buildings, in its morphology and materiality, to multiply the means of access to the large landscape (western slopes, loop of the Seine, town centre...) from the site but also from the diffuse fabric in the north and to complete the landscape reading of the hillside by a precise landscaping work within the plot.
Between tradition and modernity, the district of the western slopes of Rouen, in which the project is part of, and on a larger scale, the Pasteur district, is characterised by a sparse and relatively homogeneous architecture of brick and flint town houses and residential buildings, where more recent interventions and larger scale have appeared over the past twenty years, inviting a new, more contemporary architectural era in a diffuse urban fabric. The use of bricks as a reference material for the project makes it possible to establish continuity with the architectural history of the district; far removed from a past vision, the use of terracotta makes it possible to reinterpret the picturesque image of the district, by granting the colorimetry of the bricks by blocks, according to the adjoining buildings and situations: sepia color along rue des Forgettes, white and grey colors on the periphery of the town hall, strong red for the town houses, and anthracite for the west block. The latter being visible from the left bank as an urban landmark emerging from the vegetation of the hillside....

Information

Contracting authority
BDP Marignan
Project management
Eric BARTOLO associate architect BVAU-Bartolo Villemard Architecture Urbanisme
Website
Rouen, CAF website
Calendar of events
2019
Type of project
173 dwellings
Type of mission
Contests
Surface area
11,270 m² SDP
Amount of work
17 800 000 € EXCL. TAX 
Performance
BBC, HQE
Associates/BET
The workshop of the 2 angels (architects Rouen)

Share this page

Address + Contacts

31 rue Meslay 75003 Paris France
0144615682

 

Social Networks

Bartolo + Contré Architectes ©2019