Rive-De-Gier eco-neighborhood, prefab, social housing, France, 5D process, dry construction, 3D modules,Tectoniques Architectes, green development, eco-neighborhood

The construction process uses a combination of concrete, metal and prefab wood components systematized in two main families-flat components for the facades and the flooring, and 3D modules for sanitary and technical facilities. When 3D modules arrive on site, the construction team only has to connect the utilities and fit the lining boards to the 3D blocks.

Rive-De-Gier eco-neighborhood, prefab, social housing, France, 5D process, dry construction, 3D modules,Tectoniques Architectes, green development, eco-neighborhood

Related: INRA Research Laboratory is Dedicated to Ecology and Forest Genomics in France

The volumes were broken down into smaller masses to avoid creating an imposing, centralized space. Thanks to the dry construction process, the architects could easily adapt to the steep sloping plot. They established an open connection between the new development, the six existing buildings and a neighboring school, simultaneously creating a variety of public, semi-private and private spaces.

+ Tectoniques Architectes