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Canal-iser

3rd year project // 2010

Studio : Y. Sauvage

Program : Collective housing

Localization : Grenoble, France

Canal-iser

Ground Plan

The project takes place further an ambitious urban project in the district of Eaux-Claires, linking a large avenue with the river via a fitted out waterway. Located on an island in the middle of the canal, the program of housing develops itself around a rich outdoor arrangement softening along the waterway.

A will to restore a pedestrian scale in the district and to liven it up by the creation of equipments and offices was generative of the ground plan which articulates itself around a public plac. Floating pontoons are developed on the canal to recreate a walkway along the water and take advantage of qualities inherent to these spaces.

Housing are developed on four floors, leaving the ground for equipments. Mainly traversants and treated in duplex, this spacious housing takes advantage of qualities to live along the water, of the differents views and of the acoustic atmosphere.

First floor plan