21CD twenty-first century development

La Courrouze

Rennes, Brittany, France

La Courrouze is a suburban redevelopment of a former army base. It is proposed to become a live-work community, denser than typical suburbs, with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Provide a model for dense developments with a large percentage of park space. 

Size:

New construction, Greenfield: 346 acres, 10,000 residents

Dates:

2002-2020

Project Team:

Architect Philippe Gazeau

 

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Community gardens, access to grocery stores.

Habitat

Goals: 52% or 114 acres park space.

Strategies: Green roofs, housing is clustered to allow for larger land plots to be conserved.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Bike infrastructure, small percentage of car shares, preferred parking for electric vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, subway access, public transportation access, limited access for cars.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Storm water collection, on site treatment, separation of water types, efficient appliances.

Energy

Energy

Goals: 20% reduction from conventional construction. Energy Demand: 27.3-50 kBtu/ft2.

Strategies: LEED ND Platinum, passive solar design strategies, re-purposed buildings, and energy use mandates.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Family apartments, single person apartments, live-work, senior living apartments, pedestrian friendly, parks and playgrounds.

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Selection of materials that are non-toxic preferred, standard construction practices.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Centralized trash and recycling, re-use of materials, composting.

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Sources: lacourrouze.fr (1)  |  dezeen.com  |  secchi-vigano.eu  |  lacourrouze.fr (2)  |  lacourrouze.fr (3)

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.