Zac du Port Housing

Zac du Port Housing, AZC, France
Construction year: 2018
Address: 27 Rue de l'Ancien Canal, 93500 Pantin | PARIS | France
Latitude/Longitude: 48.8952674, 2.4202735

A new construction of 60 housing units along the Ourcq Canal is completed by AZC Architects.

The creation of block 04, made up of 60 + 60 housing units, is the result of a joint workshop of two architectural firms: AZC and Cantin Planchez. This collaboration allowed us to approach the issue of housing in a free and insightful way. We were able to propose in consequence a diversity of volumetric devices, duplexes, lofts, houses, terraces, balconies, loggias, gardens … The new entity offers an architectural variety which responds to the urban scale of the site as well as to the domestic character of its program.

The site distinguishes itself by the relation to the port and the urban space. This situation generates a public space that adapts to the key urban elements and in the same time interferes with the surrounding landscape. Inspired by the ports surrounding buildings, our project offers collective housing as well as individual house-type units. These qualities, as the modern and reassuring aspect, are obtained due to the rigour of the bay design, the choice of the materials and the use of bright colours.

The purpose of the building base is to protect the housing units from the noise nuisance coming from the road and the walkway along the canal. The objective of designing the two buildings is to create double exposure, diagonal views and transparency on all the levels of the block.

AZC team: Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea
Concours – Mario Russo; Etudes – Alba Bui, Patrizia Bucciarelli, Roland Oberhofer
Surface: 9200 m²

Contributed by Atelier Zündel Cristea

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