HOME MARKET # HOUSING CRISIS :: OMA Masterplan Towers in Bègles (Bordeaux, France)

OMA Masterplan Towers in Bègles1

“Bordeaux intends to construct approximately 7500 houses per year for the foreseeable future. The primary intention is to increase the percentage of affordable housing in the city. This objective led to the launch in 2012 of a city-wide project calling for ‘50,000 new houses focused around lines of public transport’ that respond to the diversity of demands and to a variety of uses. 18 sites have been selected for the first round of developer-led competitions.”http://www.e-architect.co.uk/france/towers-for-oma-masterplan-begles

OMA Masterplan Towers in Bègles2

OMA’s masterplan for the competition in Bègles proposes towers in order to introduce high density housing close to the tramline, while ensuring that the site can also function as a gateway to the ‘Delta Vert’, a large park and ecological corridor that boarders the site. For S333, working with a consortium of Bordeauxbased developers, DomoFrance, Logévie and Bouygues Immobilier, the challenge is threefold: to transform the industrial site into an attractive area for living, to design apartments that can be flexible and adaptable despite the budget constraints and to integrate parking without proposing costly basements.”http://www.e-architect.co.uk/france/towers-for-oma-masterplan-beglesOMA Masterplan Towers in Bègles3

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