1. Urban planning and housing in Bordeaux by mateoarquitectura


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    In the Garonne river port, Bassins à flot, Bordeaux. As though washed up here by nearby waters, rises the hulk of the World War II submarine base.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    Beside us, other remains of the shipwreck: some small constructions that have to be integrated into the project (A). The water table is very high. We cannot excavate to build car parks.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    We build two storeys right across the plot, introducing the car parks at the centre and arranging dwellings around them, with services along the front.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    In this case, the floor is porticoed, drawing the perspective from the street towards the old submarine base. Three volumes are arranged on this platform.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    (B) is very low (2 floors), and metal. A small, shiny animal that accompanies the existing dwellings.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    (C) at the corner, a small tower with four façades. Two metal faces, two timber faces.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    (D) A concrete-walled block that follows the limits of the plot and defines the urban from towards its sides.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    (E) The centre is an open, communal garden, offering views and sunlight to the dwellings behind.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege

    The whole, seen from the old port, is mobile and rather jaunty. Like the old ships that are beached there, waiting to be broken up. Source by mateoarquitectura.


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    Photo © Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege
    • Location: Block B9 Bàssins-à-flot, Bordeaux, France
    • Architect: mateoarquitectura
    • Architect in Charge: Josep Lluís Mateo
    • Project Leader: Laurent Baudelot
    • Project Team: Till von Mackensen, Blanca Lora-Tamayo, Èlia Canadell, Maria Güell, Sara Dordas, Àlex Vilar, Marta Gual, Anna Profitós, Lu Xiao, José G. Perpiñá, Frédéric Géraud, Mireia Luzárraga
    • Site management: Xavier Monclús
    • Client: Kaufman & Broad
    • Area: 30,000 m2 of urban planning and 10,000 m2 of housing block
    • Year: 2016
    • Photographs: Luc Boegly and Jean-François Tremege, Courtesy of mateoarquitectura

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    Section and Plans

    Urban planning and housing in Bordeaux by mateoarquitectura
    Author: Marco Rinaldi
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