Apollonia Docks

Ris-Orangis (91)

Housing, 2011

In the suburban town of Ris-Orangis, southeast of Paris, an ecodistrict was planned on the ground of the former Liquor Dock. When discovering the main market halls, we were fascinated by the breadth and strength of their domestic volumes. We decided to make these halls the center of the neighborhood, with two new slim halls now defining the footprint of the central hall.

 

Each material is used for its intrinsic qualities, whether physical, thermal, or symbolic. For the basement, brick echoes the industrial past of the place. An active slab providing heating and cooling emphasizes the inertia of the concrete structure. Wooden facades, made in workshops, resonate with the ecodistrict green commitment and surroundings. Their low conductivity also acts as a thermos-like insulator for the building.

 

The austere lines of the construction are softened by the possibilities of use for each unit, whether through accessibility, typology or diversity of outdoor spaces. Collective housing thereby offers the comfort and conviviality that are specific to individual housing.

Half inside, half outside, the hall central space offers an innovative shared space experience.
Linear centrality Half inside, half outside, the hall central space offers an innovative shared space experience.
When it comes to suggesting the industrial past of the site, void matters just as much as mass.
Symbols When it comes to suggesting the industrial past of the site, void matters just as much as mass.
On the ground level, brick signifies permanence, when wood brings smoothness to the current levels. The white boxes seem airy enough to rise in the sky.
Materiality On the ground level, brick signifies permanence, when wood brings smoothness to the current levels. The white boxes seem airy enough to rise in the sky.
Project Blueprint
Nonlinearity allows for the building's permeability.
Discontinus volumes Nonlinearity allows for the building's permeability.
Location 
Ris-Orangis (91)

Project Owner
Nexity-Apollonia

Programm
219 housing

Surface
14500m²  SHON

Amount of the works
18 M€ HT

Date
2010–2016

Mission
Conception and Architectural control

Partners
Leclercq & Associés
Cardonnel Ingénierie

Certification
Label BBC

Team
Alexandre Sfintesco (project director), Camille Droulers, Liu Yong Yong (interior architect)

Photographs
Sergio Grazia
 
Location 
Ris-Orangis (91)

Project Owner
Nexity-Apollonia

Programm
219 housing

Surface
14500m²  SHON

Amount of the works
18 M€ HT

Date
2010–2016

Mission
Conception and Architectural control

Partners
Leclercq & Associés
Cardonnel Ingénierie

Certification
Label BBC

Team
Alexandre Sfintesco (project director), Camille Droulers, Liu Yong Yong (interior architect)

Photographs
Sergio Grazia