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Eco-neighbourhood aims to reshape urban living

The development in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris will re-establish nature in the city and seeks to provide inhabitants with a connected, environmentally responsible lifestyle.

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The Issy Coeur de Ville eco-neighbourhood aims to meet today's social challenges
The Issy Coeur de Ville eco-neighbourhood aims to meet today's social challenges

The contract to build a new “eco-neighbourhood” in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, has been awarded to two subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction.

 

The project is aiming to reshape urban living by providing inhabitants with a new connected, environmentally responsible lifestyle.

 

Environmental performance

 

Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France and Bouygues Energies & Services will undertake the work which will involve some of the most stringent levels of environmental performance.

 

The contract from developer Altarea Cogedim is worth €258m.

 

“Our ambition was to develop a genuine urban project that meets the social challenges and reflects the current transitions that the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux and its residents are experiencing,” said Alain Taravella, CEO and founder of Altarea Cogedim.

 

“More than a new neighbourhood, what we are creating here is a vibrant and attractive living space, a place where urban and human life is lived.”

The new eco-neighbourhood, a connected block located right in the heart of Issy-les-Moulineaux, will be largely landscaped and totally pedestrian. Designed by the architects Valode & Pistre, the mixed-used development will consist of five residential buildings, including a retirement home, three office buildings and a range of civic amenities, including a school complex, a day-care centre and a community hall.

“More than a new neighbourhood, what we are creating here is a vibrant and attractive living space, a place where urban and human life is lived”

A 17,000m² area of shop units, restaurants and a seven-screen multiplex cinema is intended to add to the vitality of the neighbourhood and make it a place where people can live, work and relax.

 

Fully integrated in Issy-les-Moulineaux’s highly committed pro-environment policy, Altarea Cogedim will be seeking the Eco-neighbourhood level 1 label for Issy Cœur de Ville as well as NF-Habitat HQE certifications for the housing units and BEPOS, NF HQE Bâtiment Tertiaire and BREEAM labels for the office buildings and shops.

 

The project sets out to re-establish nature in the city, and as such it will also be awarded the BiodiverCity label, acknowledging its efforts in terms of biodiversity, and Well Community certification, recognising the approach taken to health and wellbeing.

 

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