France’s Grand Large Seaside District is Both Stunning and Sustainable

by , 08/12/14
filed under: Architecture

Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés, The Grand Large District, Dunkirk France, Grand Large District France, Neptune Project, rainwater management, renewable energy, sustainable community development, france sustainable architecture

The 216 dwellings that make up the first phase of the development are strategically placed to create a community that is economically, socially, and environmentally responsible; the area will eventually be developed to contain 800 to 1000 homes. The district takes advantage of rainwater collection systems, and all of the buildings are designed to be highly energy-efficient.

Motor traffic is only allowed on access roads, giving pedestrians priority. The community encompasses a wide range of building types and public spaces—it includes a semicircular park lined with individual homes, a wharf with gabled structures, green terraces and U-shaped gardens in the center of individual lots. The buildings are set alongside social areas, setting the stage for a lively neighborhood for all to enjoy.

+ Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés

Via ArchDaily

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  1. cliffchampion April 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm


  2. lazyreader April 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

    They look just like the houses and hotels on the Monopoly board. Call dibs on the Boardwalk. And the Reading Railroad.

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