Ivry-sur-Seine Social Housing

Description
Included in the “Opération Jeanne-Hachette” and known as “Les Etoiles”, the Renaudie’s Ivry-complex is made up of 40 social dwellings, offices and stores which are mixed on different levels composing a sort of a pyramid structure. The term “brutalist”, which has been used to describe the work of Renaudie, seems somewhat hasty to define the urban richness which this project harbours. Nearly forty years after its construction, the freshness of the proposal remains intact, even if people who lives it often don’t know the futuristic aim of the project. Public and private spaces are mixed and third dimension is also used, not only as a pedestrian flat lid but as play platforms invaded by wild vegetation. The triangles compositive theme and the green element shaped the strategy to lighten the presence of concrete, in order to mix nature and architectural structure: open volumes, flexible spaces, elastic ways of circulation give to the complex a labyrintine touch.
People

Architect

Civil Engineer

Client

Owner

Time & Place

Status

built

Date

01/02/1975

Address

Ivry-sur-Seine, Frankreich floorplan|Jean Renaudie, Renée Gailhoustet project_plan|architect_project

Specifications

Floors

Height

Staircases

Units per Staircase 

Units per Floor 

Units

Unit Area

Plot Area

Floor Area Typical

Area Total

Podium Area

Courtyard Area

Ground floor Area

Residents

Parking Spaces

Taxonomy

Organisation

150+

Material

Iron concrete

Structure

Usage

Housing, shops

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