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MIGNOT: PRESERVING HISTORICAL SOCIAL HOUSING

Cité Mignot, the first low-cost housing (HBM) development built in 1919, is listed in the heritage inventory of the City of Lyon. Its 150 housing units underwent an ambitious rehabilitation campaign initiated by the regional social housing agency of Lyon (Société Régionale d'HLM).

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  • Construction : 2018-2020 
  • Stakeholders
    Société Régionale d’HLM de Lyon (project owner)
    Jacky Suchail (architect)
    Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est (contractor)
    Vie to B (group project consultant)
    D2P (heritage engineering consultant)
    Matté (design and engineering firm specialising in structures and fluids)
  • Surface area : 10 000 sq. meters 

OBJECTIves of the RENOVATION

The purpose of the energy renovation of the housing units is to:

  • improve the energy efficiency of the buildings,
  • improve the comfort of the residents,
  • highlight the historical heritage.

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DETAILS OF THE WORKS

  • Renovating the heating, ventilation and hot water systems
  • Renovating and insulating the roof
  • Renovating and partially insulating the facades
  • Changing the windows
  • Connecting to the district heating system (powered by renewable energy)

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hEALTH AND WELLBEING, AT THE HEART OF THE CITY 

Cité Mignot was designed by Adolphe Schaeffer, an architect who was part of the hygiene movement in France, in the early 20th century. According to the hygiene movement, comfort and hygiene in homes should keep disease at bay and improve the wellbeing of the residents.

Where Air and Light Penetrate, Disease Never Strikes

Adolphe Schaeffer

Cité Mignot is now part of the Eurêka Confluence programme developed by Lyon Confluence and Bouygues Immobilier to implement innovative solutions for the health and wellbeing of residents.

  • Six flats are testing an actimetry solution consisting of setting up universal sensors that measure the pace of life of seniors.
  • On the ground floor of Cité Mignot, the Atelier des Nouveaux Designs has been set up. It’s a third place devoted to repurposing and DIY, led by several young designers.

 

ENERGY RENOVATION SUPPORTED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The renovation project of Cité Mignot is supported by Métropole de Lyon (EcoRéno'v programme) and by the European Commission (Smarter Together).

The energy renovation of Lyon Confluence: close-up of Cité Mignot (3 min)