A blend of brick, timber and warm colours, La Porte du Barrio is in keeping with the architectural style of Toulouse, south-west France, also known as the "Pink City". The residence is the creation of the Dominique Alet architect firm. Running alongside the Canal du Midi and the broad, green tree-lined walk that crosses the district, the residence offers residents a unique living environment.
Natural light flows in to the apartments, most of which have double exposure. The 134 one- to five-room apartments have verandahs protected by sliding slatted shutters. The penthouse apartments on the top floor open onto large patios.
Designed as part of an active environmental initiative, La Port du Barrio has H&E (Habitat and Environment) certification. This label guarantees optimal acoustic and thermal insulation, as well as an energy-efficient performance. Residents can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while saving money.
- Number of housing units: 134 apartments
- Number of storeys: 7
- Year of handover: september 2009
- Architect: Dominique Alet