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209 Logements, Houilles

Case Study - 209 Logements, Houilles

Houilles, France
 -  24 Aug 2020 - 13:27

In Houilles, a city located in the Yvelines département in the Paris metro area, the market square looks better than ever after the comprehensive renovation of a large apartment complex consisting of several tiered buildings. C3A Architecture, the architecture studio in charge of the project, decided to play with material interactions: white mineral stucco, zinc cladding and Trespa® Meteon® panels have been used side by side. The latter were chosen for their complementary, warm brown finish reminiscent of oxidised metal and their outstanding durability.

Sommerlyst

Case Study - Sommerlyst, Tromsø

Sommerlyst, Tromsø, Norway
 -  21 Aug 2020 - 14:31

Tromsø, Norway’s northernmost city, is located on an island well above the Arctic Circle. Tromsø has a population of nearly 80,000, and at such an exceptionally high latitude, there are only two other cities of similar or larger size anywhere in the world. Therefore, when Knut Brandsberg-Dahl of Filter/Arkitekter in Oslo decided to take part in the competition for a new school building, he was aware that the project would be unusual in more than one way.

Case Study - U Pavayun - Villa del Sol, Monaco

Case Study - U Pavayun - Villa del Sol, Monaco

Monaco, France
 -  19 Aug 2020 - 16:01

High above the city centre, halfway between the mountains and the sea, there is a building that nobody can fail to notice: ‘U Pavayún’ proudly showcases the principality’s official colours – white and red – in a way uniquely its own. By combining vivid colours inspired by nature with a bold and modern architectural concept, the building maximises the visual impact of its ventilated façades.

wattbaan

Woningencomplex Wattbaan

Nieuwegein
 -  30 Mar 2020 - 15:14

Targeted improvements transform an office building into a modern living environment

The transformation of an outdated office building into a new residential complex is no easy task. Nonetheless, D&M architects applied a simple but golden rule when asked to convert an office building on Wattbaan in Nieuwegein: ‘respect the existing building’. So the existing backbone remained intact. The final result looks new, fresh and stylish, due in no small measure to the use of Trespa® Meteon® Lumen façade panels.

Kooimeerflats Alkmaar - Wall panels - Trespa® Meteon®

Case Study - Kooimeer Flats

Alkmaar, The Netherlands
 -  04 Mar 2020 - 14:48

People are more important than bricks and mortar

This apartment block renovation project in Alkmaar is a huge success, both socially and aesthetically

In Kooimeer, a district in Alkmaar in the Netherlands, a seemingly run-of-the-mill modernisation project became a radical, participatory and above all societally significant renovation process that has given the district a new impetus. The residents were given the opportunity of having their say during so-called ‘lift chat’ sessions.

Case Study - Renovation project in Münster

Case Study - Renovation project in Münster

Münster, Germany
 -  14 Jan 2020 - 11:26

A renovation project that scores top marks in every category 

In Münster, like many other German cities, old residential buildings still characterise large parts of the urban landscape. Comprehensive renovation of these buildings makes sense in several respects. Upgraded insulation performance is not the only urgent improvement required by these properties.