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The first multimodal tower, Strasbourg, France

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
Certifications Label E+C
Images Grenade

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.

The first multimodal tower,  Strasbourg, France — © Loci Anima