The site of project is located in south Lille neighborhood, in the area name «Cannes-Arbrisseau» and is the subject of an urban renewal project in order to connect the south of Lille at the city center. The plot is surrounding to the north by a new large way planted, at East the Asie street newly designed, in south a new street Vaisseau le Vengeur and the Arbrisseau street at west in waiting for redevelopment.
The «Arbrisseau plot» is composed by a majestic set of trees with which the project was made. The project plays with the foliage, alternating built spaces and landscaped areas, while distinguishing collective housing and detached houses. All the collective housing are located at the northern and southern boundaries, allowing the individuales houses to be in the center of plot.
The project is organized in two parts. The northern half is composed by 45 housings distributed in 3 buildings on base A(R+3), B(R+4) et C (R+5) of different size, aligned along the mall planted, assuming the status of urban front. The southern part, is composed by two set of semi-detached houses (R+1), and a collective housing which closing the plot and constitute a low-rise built front. The housing are mostly two orientations and benefit from very large balconies south for multiple uses of conviviality. Each detached-house have facing south a private garden.
The plot is very wide, it's allowed to design enjoyable shares spaces: landscaped parking, playgrounds, bike parking and strollers as well as green areas served by pedestrian walkways. The choice to not to bury the car parks allow a visual continuity between inside and outside the plot. These visual openings allow to emphasize the green dimension of the plot.
The materials of facade is organized in order to identify and individualize the housings. The metallic cladding with red and grey variations which continues in roof, inspired and reinterprets the patterns of brick visible around the project . The metal roof of detached houses and the green roof on Collective buildings are a new colorful landscape for the neighboring towers which dominate the site. dominate the site.