Lidija Grozdanic

Ginko Eco-Neighborhood in Bordeaux Has a Large In-Ground Garden at Its Heart

by , 06/10/13



Ginko Eco-neighborhood Bordeaux, eco-neighborhood, sustainable buildings France, French architects, Nicolas Laisné, Christophe Rousselle, garden terraces, gardens, social housing, housing

Three of the apartment buildings are located along the tram line and are connected on the ground floor. The variety of paneling spread across the first floor terraces, together with the patterns created by overhangs, contribute to the lively atmosphere. Some of the apartments are slightly tilted in order to get an optimal amount of sun exposure and provide best views of the adjacent lake.

A smaller scale version of the same system is used for the design of the facades of the single-family homes. These are situated atop a large underground parking area, on the west side of the lot. Within the heart of the neighborhood lies an in-ground garden which opens onto public areas and, together with small garden terraces above, creates an urban landscape dominated by vegetation.

+ Nicolas Laisné

+ Christophe Rousselle

Via Archdaily

Photos by Philippe Ruault

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