Residence Althéa, a housing development between city and nature

Vélizy-Villacoublay / France

Client: SCCV Vélizy - Morane Saulnier; Woodeum
Architect: Laisné Roussel; CALQ Architecture
General contractor: Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France

Between Paris and Versailles, Vélizy-Villacoublay is a major economic hub to the west of Paris with its eye on the future and technological innovation. Located close to Meudon Forest and near the Vélizy 2 shopping centre, a tram station and high-quality schools, Althéa is a housing development made for people. The residence was designed using CLT* solid wood, an innovative technique that reduces the buildings’ carbon footprint and improves future residents’ comfort and wellbeing. There are many benefits: effective thermal insulation to help control energy costs, quick completion allowing residents to move in early, and a modular approach to guarantee easy adaptation. The 92 new homes, from studios to three-bedroom accommodation, offer large outdoor spaces, with private gardens, balconies and terraces, in order to make the most of the natural environment.

* CLT : Cross Laminated Timber, bois lamellé croisé

“Althéa is an expression of modern architecture, highlighted by the generous balconies and terraces and with a strong ecological focus thanks to the use of CLT solid wood.”
Agence Laisné - Roussel ARCHITECTES


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