Évry Centre Urbain

Évry Centre Urbain, Évry, France, Aldric Beckmann Architectes
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Project year : 2012
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Address : Boulevard François Mitterrand, ÉVRY, France
Latitude/Longitude : 48.624630,2.426090

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Associate architects : Claus en Kaan, Carlos Jimenez studio
Landscape : Desvignes agency
Project Manager : SNC Lavalin
Client : ING Real Estate
Developer : AFTRP
Surface : 7,580 m²
Cost : 9.1M € HT
Architects : Edouard Molard, Sibylle Poehler, Anne-Catherine Dufros, Wilfried Daufy
Interns : Arthur Ozenne, Julie Bouccara

This project is part of the scheme to reconsider urban identity in the Centre Urbain, the new neighborhood that is the emblem of the future Évry. Rows, set back buildings, an interplay of terraces, and “urban windows” create an openness towards the heart of the small island.

The heart of the development is a landscaped private garden that unifies the architecture. Designed to be in dialogue with the two other buildings on the lot, the project is resolutely contemporary in its response. The facades of the three buildings form a graphic composition that is unified and generous.

A style affirms itself: inertia. The rhythms of the austere openings create a graphic interplay outlined in color. The apartment interiors respond to specific compositions, both near and far, drawing the eye towards the landscaping and the emblems of the town, particularly Évry Cathedral. Refusing to be constrained by stylistic archetypes, the buildings embody a new urbanism, environmentally and socially friendly, a quest for quality in response to new ways of living.

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