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Project winner of the competition Archipel 2 in Strasbourg, in the heart of the Eurometropolis, close to the European institutions, in the district of Wacken. Another way of living high up!
|Program||108 flats, 2 towers 16th floor, 1 tower 9th floor, 1 kindergarden|
|Floor area||102795 sqf|
|Owner||Groupement Les promoteurs d’aujourd’hui – mandataire TOPAZE promotion|
|Location||City of Strasbourg|
|Architects||Loci Anima associated to DEArchitectes|
Living high up can lead to well-being. Living high up can enable us to reconnect with the elements, with nature, with our inner selves. Living high up can mean walking, strolling, dreaming, slowing down, moving. Living high up can encourage us to reclaim the urban space as a sensory experience. Living high up can mean choosing how we enter or leave our living space, whether in the traditional way or from the outside.
In this totally new approach that has never been seen before, each inhabitant has the choice of taking a pathway, abundant in greenery, to get to and from their homes. The greenery of the Park extends upwards, plant-life colonises the floors from the ground up, creating a garden trail that runs continuously without interruption on the outside. At each level, inhabitants can stop off at a communal green space that connects to all of the other green spaces, which are real islands of nature and take the time to slow down, to relax, to admire the views, to seek shade or light depending on the season or the time of day. This pathway, this outdoor trail, will enable all inhabitants to experience the horizon again, the sensation of body and space, the benefits of physical exercise, and also to meet up with neighbours and reconnect with the elements. The best of both worlds – city life in a countryside setting.