Location: Cergy-Pontoise, France
Client: Foyer du Fonctionnaire et de la Famille (FFF) and SODES Paris
Total area: 31,000 (sqm)
The project located in the “Ville Nouvelle” of Cergy-Pointoise sits on the plateau of “Le Puiseau”, which dominates the Oise river valley. It is generated from the highest point of the site, the intersection of the main axis of the new neighbourhood, and a linear layout of parks, hanging gardens and terraces over the river. A sculpture by Dani Karavan marks the scheme’s central space.
The project, consisting mainly of housing and some shops, is composed of two distinctly morphological parts: a six-storey crescent-building to the south, oriented towards the valley, and two buildings framing two symmetrical square plazas to the...