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The project has been submitted by:

FRES architectes > Laurent Gravier + Sara Martin Camara


Country: France

City: Lomme

Address: 26 avenue des Saules, 59 160 Lomme


Designer or design team architects:
FRES architectes > Laurent Gravier + Sara Martin Camara


Plot area – Superficie lotto: mq 3.361

Gross Area – Superficie lorda totale: mq 5.287

Of which
residential – Di cui Residenziale:
% 98

Public/communal areas – Spazi collettivi/comuni: % 2

Facilities for the public – Attrezzature pubbliche: % 0

Business/trade – Commerciale: % 0

Offices – Uffici: % 0

Number of residential units – Numero di alloggi: 53

Typology of users – Tipologia di utenti: Families – Famiglie

Total building costs Euros – Costo di costruzione totale in Euro: € 6.200.000

Building Cost = Total Bulding Cost / Gross Area – Costo di costruzione = Costo di costruzione totale /Superficie lorda totale: 1.175 €/mq

Floor area ratio = Gross Area / Plot Area – Densità = Superficie lorda totale /Superficie lotto: 1,57

Work started on date – Data inizio lavori: Thursday, 1st June 2017

Work completion date – Data ultimazione lavori: Monday, 1st April 2019


BC Neoximo

Allotment rule – Regola di assegnazione: Consultation organised by the metropole of Lille

Reduction cost percentage compared to the market value – Percentuale di riduzione di costo rispetto al valore di mercato:

assignement %: % 0

rent %: % 50


The project is located in a new urbanization zone with the objectives of urban diversity. The price of the project is in the average values of the country as it is a mixed program between social and non-social housing.

Rental/sale cost compared to market price
Costo di affitto/ vendita rispetto al mercato:

It have three different fiscal distribution :
25 free-sector units : The price is set by the real estate developer
12 controlled-sector units : The price is set by the municipality.
16 social-sector units : The state covers part of the cost.

Rules of allocation – Regole di assegnazione:
Rules for buying depends on :
25 free-sector units : no limitation of incomes.
12 controlled-sector units : limitation of incomes to have the possibilty of bying a unit.
16 social-sector units : limitation of income to be assisted by the State.

Protection of fragile categories
Tutela categorie fragili:
The project is for all type of families. The inhabitants of the mixed program housing have different standard of living but the same quality of life.

Involvement of inhabitants in the building process – Coinvolgimento degli abitanti nel processo:  The project is located in a new urbanization area, with no inhabitants to talk to during the design process. However, the manager of the real estate company bought a unit for himself and his family.

Community accompaniment in the life of the building – Accompagnamento della comunità nella vita dell’edificio: 
The lobby is designed larger than standard to create interactions and activities within the community. For example, the inhabitants have already organized a photography exhibition.

Functional mixitè – Mix funzionale

The center courtyard is a natural space surrounded by a deck forming the semi-buried parking’s roof. Pathways integrated into the garden allow to cross the courtyard to distribute all the intermediate housing with a serie of footbridges above the embankment.t

Common spaces and shared living – Spazi comuni e abitare condiviso:
The courtyard is thought like a large garden that develops sequences, from the most private to the most collective. The differenciated landscape treatment allows the cohabitation of private and shared spaces where people can envisage social life as they please.

Techniques and strategies for environmental saving: 
The building is part of an ecological district. For example, the thermal performance of the building envelop is 43,9W/m².year which is highter of almost 40% comparated to the thermal rules in France.

Description of the project:

Our reflection is about the search of new qualities in housing, that develop in the interaction between individual and collective. It’s about combinating qualities of individual housing with the efficiency and sustainability of collective housing. Therefore, we propose to associate in a single operation very different typologies : individual and crossing houses with terrace and small garden in street front, reversed duplex with access from corridor and loggia open to the sky, attic duplex with large terrace, panoramic housing.


The project searches to create conditions that favor the emergence of a great typological diversity, in order to answers to the different inhabitants’ wishes, and to give a wealth and complexity to the scale of the block.


An important point of our project is to have mixed social and free sector housing in the same building. Moreover, they have been distributed randomly in the building so that everyone can cohabit and interact freely. Indeed, the project is aimed at all types of families. The residents of the mixed program have different living standards but the same quality of life highlighted by the different typologies of units.


The 53 dwellings are distributed into two builgings, with 68 parking spaces semi-buried. The project develops a volumetry formed by a 3-levels base on which two volumes of two levels in attic are placed, composed exclusivly of duplex housing. The center courtyard is a natural space, mostly planted in burial and surrounded by a deck forming the semi-buried parking’s roof. Pathways integrated into the garden allow to cross the courtyard from the north to the south and to distribute all the intermediate housing with a serie of footbridges above the embankment.