Dominique Lyon Architectes

71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier

71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier
71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier
71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier
71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier
71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier
71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier
71 apartments and retail space in Montpellier

The program consists of 71 apartments and retail spaces. The building is to be found on in a new neighborhood of Montpellier, by a bridge on the river Lez and facing the new Town Hall.
Its exceptional location allows it to play a notable urban role. The location calls for treatment on a worthy scale, something which would reconcile the urban size with the domestic scale.
Its assertive horizontal lines, its broken plans and its sliding panels punched by large holes, allow the building to fulfill this role.
Each apartment opens on two or three different facades and enjoy 2.5m deep balconies or terraces.
Protection from the sun is assured by exterior louvers or by the perforated sliding panels, which also breaks the strong winds without leaving the balconies in shade.

Client : ROXIM MANAGEMENT
Site : ZAC Port Marianne - Ilot F1, in Montpellier
Program : 71 PLA social housing apartments F2-F5, retail space
Competition : 2003
Delivered : 2008
Surface area : 7 300 m²
Cost : 9.20 M€ ht