HOUSING BLOCK C2 NORD

Cap Sud: fostering harmonius living

Cap Sud is a development combining 30 social-rented apartments and 28 price-capped apartments, built by Rhône Saône Habitat. Two unique features: an agency is helping the future building’s residents plan group projects before they arrive, and Lyon Confluence has acquired one of the spaces on the ground floor, for more proximity.

IN BRIEF

  • Completion date: 2020
  • Stakeholders: 
    • Rhône Saône Habitat  (project owner) 
    • Dumetier Design  (architect) 
    • Katene et Adret (design and engineering firms)
    • Recipro-Cité (group project planning)
  • Total surface area : 4 200 sq. metres (2 buildings)

 

DEVELOPMENT plan

  • 58 housing units:
    • 30 social rented units (highly subsidised social housing)
    • 28 secured subsidised-ownership apartments
  • 400 sq. metres of shops and facilities on the ground floor, including:
    • a space for the residents, measuring 85 sq. metres
    • commercial premises and facilities measuring 210 sq. metres and 75 sq. metres

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UNIQUE FEATURES

WOOD-CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

Located on the southern corner of Esplanade François-Mitterrand, the development was built using the wood-concrete construction method. The number of materials used was limited, for a simple and coherent style. The housing units feature huge south-facing loggias, sunrooms and outdoor venetian blinds with adjustable slats. Cap Sud is structured around walkways leading to a tree-lined courtyard.

This project, which is still experimental, was made possible thanks to the efforts of everyone involved. The process is promising, because it’s an efficient response to the requirements of urban development zones.

Jocelyn Fontanel, Managing Director of Fontanel Groupe

GIVING PRIORITY TO HARMONIOUS LIVING

Rhône Saône Habitat designed the Cap Sud residential development as a “place where neighbours live together in a spirit of mutual support, sharing and friendliness.” In order to attain this objective, the development received assistance with group project planning from Récipro-Cité. This consisted of forming and leading a steering committee where the residents had their say. The development was planned with the residents deciding how to use common areas and what the community rules should be, designing a shared garden project, and more. After the housing units have been completed, Récipro-Cité will manage and lead the residents’ committee.

ON THE GROUND FLOOR: ACQUISITION OF A COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Lyon Confluence chose Cap Sud to test out its acquisition of retail and business premises on the ground floor. The developer acquired a property measuring 210 sq. metres and launched a call for applications in 2019 aimed at shop owners, small business owners and innovative entrepreneurs seeking to occupy a space to be completed in 2020. The goal was to make it easier for shops, small commercial businesses, providers of services to individuals, responsible operations, etc., to set up for business in La Confluence, especially in the social and inclusive economy and the circular economy, to meet the needs of the local area and its users for local involvement and convenience.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: OBJECTIVE E+C

The expected energy consumption of the housing units is 52 kWh/sq. metre/year (B label). The development meets the requirements of the E+C- label (Positive-Energy, Low-Carbon Buildings) that incorporates environmental requirements in terms of the construction, use and end-of-life of buildings. The wood-concrete process developed by the Fontanel firm consists of floor systems with precast floor plates and lightweight, prefabricated wood-concrete facades that limit the building’s environmental impact.

And the winner is! 
Cap Sud received a gold medal at the LCA-FFB (Builders and Developers of the French Building Federation) innovative construction awards.