21CD twenty-first century development

ZAC Danube

Strasbourg, Grand Est, France

ZAC Danube is a brownfield reclamation and renovation of industrial site. It will become a sustainable neighborhood district to embrace environmental responsibility and the city, and be an example for future development.

Size:

17 acres, 700 units, commercial space

Dates:

2007-planning, construction 2013-2017

Project Team:

Urban Community of Strasbourg, Department of Urban Planning, Viecher Architects

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: Not reported.

Habitat

Goals: 30% (2 acres) of open space.

Strategies: Some green roofs, park space, landscape species selected for biodiversity.

Transportation

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Limited vehicle access, 0.5 parking spaces per unit, pedestrian paths, bicycle infrastructure, car-share and carpooling programs, proximity to tram line.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Re-use of greywater and rainwater for non-potable uses.

Energy

Energy

Goals: 65% of energy demands met by efficiency measures.Energy Demand: 40 KWh/m²

Strategies: Solar PV, solar thermal heating, co-generation, bio-gas for heating, passive house principles, pre-design studies, positive energy houses.

Health + Happiness

Equity

Goals: 50% rental units, student units, owner-occupied units, 35 assisted housing units.

Strategies: Master planning of the ecodistrict, unique architecture from different firms, walkable, park space, riverfront access, cultural centers, resident governance over district.

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Not reported.

Waste

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Remediation of sites soil, separation of waste, composting, waste to energy.

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Sources: energy-cities.eu (PDF)  |  buildup.eu  |  lesarchitectes.com (PDF)  |  biecher.com  |  sers.eu  |  strasbourg.eu  |  strasbourg2.eu

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