This "Voltaire Nord" district of Asnières sur Seine, on the edge of Gennevilliers, has been the scene of a profound urban transformation since the early 20th century. Having abandoned its initial industrial vocation, the territory is divided by individual and collective housing, by large tertiary complexes but also by abandoned wastelands which inspire future projects of urban seams.
The block surrounded by Rue Voisin, Rue Beurier and Avenue Gabriel Péri is a representative case.
The project aims at urban continuity by orchestrating a decreasing densification. On the avenue, a collective R+5 building is built, which is divided from east to west, in resonance with the neighbouring plots addressed along the two adjacent streets, into small housing units and then into individual townhouses.
The built typology frees up a protected garden, landscaped in varied shrubby sequences, offering as many private relaxation spaces and shared spaces. Avenelles and passages in the buildings give a glimpse of the green heart of the condominium from the public roads.
On Avenue Gabriel Péri, a large, sunny square with shops and a restaurant provides the desired urbanity.
Like a construction set, the architecture ensures continuity and harmony of the whole through a systematic structural play, federating loggias, large lounges or hanging gardens. A concept that satisfies a wide range of habitats.
The facades, clad in Terrazo, an ancestral material if ever there was one, display clarity and nobility as a counterpoint to a raw and faded environment.