Gallery: MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City Distri...


MVRDV Architects and the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) have joined forces to design a brand new eco-community called Bastide Niel on the banks of the Garonne River. Spanning nearly 86 acres of industrial land and overrun parks (that’s about 144 city blocks), the new zero energy city district will contain over 3,000 homes, community buildings, a university building, sports facilities, schools, day cares, and plenty of urban greenery. When the project is complete it will be one of the largest sustainable neighborhoods in the world – definitely the most significant modern plan for the historic city of Bordeaux.

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