In the very heart of Bordeaux, on a historic site of the wine trade, Bouygues Immobilier has brought the past into the present. Quai des Chartrons, on the banks of the Garonne, is the address of stone-walled former wine warehouses which have been converted into 21 houses and 30 apartments revelling in contemporary architectural styling. Ranging in size from 2 to 5 rooms, these novel houses and apartments all have a terrace, large picture windows, a private garage, and secure double entrances.
Architect Bernard Bühler grew up in the Chartrons district with a passion for its history. He consequently chose to preserve the historic framing and stone walls of the wine warehouses for modern, functional homes. Elegance, lively colours, harmonious use of old, modern, and natural materials, and the large windows overlooking landscaped grounds makes these dwelling units exceptional places to live that combine beauty and easy living.
Together with Bouygues Immobilier, Bernard Bühler is responsible for a prime example of rehabilitation consistent with the major embellishment projects currently underway in Bordeaux.
- Number of houses: 21
- Number of apartments: 30
- Year of handover: 2009
- Architect: Bernard Bühler