21CD twenty-first century development

Seine Arche

Nanterre, Hauts-de-Seine, France

Seine Arche is a planned re-development that will add commercial and residential space designed to create a vibrant mixed-use community. Some of the project will include renovating, but a majority of the buildings will be new construction. A large public park will extend through the project and to the river. Transportation will be organized and vehicle transportation will be directed primarily underground.

Size:

300 acres, 17 mixed-use buildings

Dates:

2000-2015

Project Team:

Developer: EPADESA

Architect: Ateliers 234

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: Proximity to services.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: 80% open spaces.

Transportation

Goals: 85% commuting without cars.

Strategies: 90% of building on public transit lines. Creation of 2 light rail stations. 4 miles of bike lanes. Traffic directed underground.

Water

Water

Goals: 50% of hot water needs met through renewable energy.

Strategies: Rainwater collected for irrigation. Greywater system for toilets. On-site water purification system.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Through monitoring, find areas to reduce renewable energy for hot water. Efficient construction, remodeling practices. Double-flow ventilation. Environmental management system for monitoring and controlling consumption. Solar orientation and daylighting standards, where buildings are not to exceed 10 stories.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Use of recycled material in construction.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Reduction in construction waste.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Housing available for all income levels. Public greenspace covers 80% of the site. Walkable access to services. Waterfront access.

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Sources: http://energy-cities.eu/IMG/pdf/Seine-Arche_EN.pdf  |  http://www.epadesa.fr/#une  |  http://www.indal-france.com/nanterre-seine-arche.html

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