ORIGINAL, MODERN AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS, WITH HIGH QUALITY ARCHITECTURE
Launched by Bouygues Immobilier and Constructions et Développement Urbains, ID Campus aims to encourage architects to rethink student accommodation by inviting them to take part in a competition on specific sites. Fifteen firms took part in the architectural competition, which was launched on 24 October 2012 at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal. Five winners were named for the exemplary design of their projects:
- In Palaiseau: Atelier Provisoire architects (Bordeaux), with Aline Rodrigues Lefort and Laurent Vilette, developed the concept of the “square bedroom” to save space;
- In Les Mureaux, Tank Architectes (Lille), with Olivier Camus and Lyderic Veauvy, sought to encourage social links between students through their “bee hive” concept, which features several spaces for socialising for the town’s first student housing development;
- In Aubervilliers, Marchi_Architectes (Paris) with Adélaïde and Nicola Marchi, optimise space via a “technical wall”, which integrates bedroom furniture;
- In Cergy, Anyoji Beltrando and Barrault and Pressacco both experimented with flat-sharing as a new form of living space.
François Bertière, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier said: “The projects presented meet the ambition of ID Campus: to create a new type of housing for students, providing an environment that is more pleasant, and better suited to the lifestyle of young people today.”
The projects will be on show until 25 August 2013 at Pavillon de l’Arsenal as part of the “18 M2, Habitat Etudiant - Projets d’Avenir” exhibition. The exhibition catalogue is published by Editions du Pavillon de l’Arsenal in partnership with Bouygues Immobilier and Construction et Développement Urbain.
As ID Campus is not simply a competition of ideas, applications for the first building permits will be submitted by the end of 2013, with handover scheduled for 2016. The objective is to create more than 1,000 student housing units in the Paris region.