Gallery: France’s Grand Large District is a Sustainable Development by ...

 
The community encompasses a wide range of building types and public spaces.

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 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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2 Comments

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

    I WANT ONE

  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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