Designed by Nicolas Michelin, Coordinating Urban Planning Architect, using outputs from the Atelier des Bassins stakeholder forum, the Bassins à Flots district links the Chartrons and Bacalan districts. The district represents one of a number of major urban development projects in the city, from the Ginko eco-neighbourhood to the future Euratlantique district.
Bouygues Immobilier asked architects from Bordeaux, Paris and Nantes to carry out different projects: Caroline Barat, Gricha Bourbouze, Olivier Brochet, Thomas Dubuisson, Cécile Graindorge, Cécile Moga, and Christian and Elisabeth de Portzamparc. As such, all buildings at Bassins à Flots have an innovative architectural signature. Sober, elegant and modern, this architectural signature draws deep inspiration from the industrial and port history of the site.
In total, Bouygues Immobilier’s contribution to the Bassins à Flots project comprises 385 housing units, a 104-bed tourist residence, 1,000m² of shops and 4,000m² of offices.
Residents’ wellbeing is at the heart of the project. The buildings are designed to provide attractive views over the wet docks, while ensuring privacy for residents. Apartments benefit from terraces or balconies opening onto the wet docks and the green space at the heart of each block. Sound levels and thermal insulation have been carefully studied to ensure the residences are pleasant places to live.
Designed within the framework of RT 2005 thermal regulations, the buildings will be connected to the Mixemer heating network by means of a collective heating system powering Bordeaux’s Bacalan district. They will have the “NF Logement” label and are also targeting BBC-Effinergie standard.