Gallery: Shining Low-Energy L’Arbrisseau Neighborhood Center Rises in F...

To the delight of those living nearby, the L'Arbrisseau Neighborhood Center was completed in June 2011 in a suburb of Lille, France. Spiraling up four stories, the community center provides space for all ages in the form of a daycare center, recreation rooms, multipurpose rooms, classrooms, and a library. Aluminum panels cover the windows, while a central atrium pull in lots of daylight. Colboc Franzen & Associates designed L'Arbrisseau Neighborhood Center for a high degree of energy efficiency with a super-tight insulated envelope, high-performance windows and energy systems, and a rooftop photovoltaic system.

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