The project represents a unique blend of urban complexity and high quality living comfort, proposing an innovative model of social housing. Built on a former metro maintenance workshop, it creates an environment that integrates the spaces of an infrastructure with the more domestic spaces of a residence. This special and specific environment brings new quality of life, better accessibility and a sense of community to the expanding neighbourhood.
As the architects themselves write: “This is not an iconic new piece of architecture. Quite the contrary; we strove for compactness and rationality, dignity, and generosity. We created an environmentally, socially, and communally responsible building designed to do two simple things: increase the quality of life of its tenants and repair the urban fabric in a simple, modest, yet robust and high-quality new building in Paris”.
The building, designed in collaboration with Margot-Duclot Architects, offers a variety of accommodation to meet different needs and improve living standards.
The long façade, in continuity with the Parisian curtain wall, is characterised by a succession of volumes with setbacks and loggias, emphasising the rigour and richness of the typology.
The Vaugirard Social Housing is an architecture that promotes community in a sustainable way and integrates urban diversity.