The project is located on the overall development program of the Bassins à Flots in Bordeaux, whose specifications were drawn up by the ANMA agency (Nicolas Michelin). The group concerned is coordinated by the architecture agency MATEO Arquitectura in Barcelona.
The program totals 145 rooms and combines a series of 9 duplex townhouses. The building exudes about 4452 m2 of floor space and is composed of two different estates oriented South-West / North-Est facing each other on both sides of a large landscaped slab cleared at the 2nd level.
In the heart of the project, the ground floor and the first floor levels integrate the parking areas (82 parking spot). The imposing concrete mass of the submarine base located directly in front of the site has brought the need to create a façade in response. It seemed difficult to fit in this context by projecting a mineral facade therefore we use a metallic cladding composed of flat anodized aluminum cassettes, combining 3 different degrees of shine.
These cassettes are distributed randomly in order to break the monolithic aspect of the building and bring by subtle effects of pixelation a vibration and an overall visual richness working in the macro-thickness of the coating. The anodized aluminum brings a notion of reflexivity, giving the building an ever changing facade, in constant dialogue with its environment.
Gardera-D Architect is pleased to announce that the project “145 Student Housing in Bassins à Flots”, has just won the first prize of the ArchiDesignclub Awards 2017 in the category «collective housing ».