The Carré was designed as a relatively compact block made up of a series of densely stacked volumes. The building floor plate sits on a pedestal containing a parking garage for the inhabitants of the building. Circulation of the building is arranged by three staircases and elevator tracts which can be reached through the courtyard. On the side of the main entrance a 2 story high gate is cut out along the width of the side of the courtyard, providing a view of the monumental army convent, barracks and theg old pan of the city.
The building was carefully designed for retiring baby boomers. people who move to a smaller house because their children have moved out, because of its proximity to l the city centre and the high service level of the Chassé site.