Student accommodation provides duality in Epinay sur seine
The design for this student housing project by emmanuel combarel dominique marrec architectes integrates the history of Saint leu, Epinay sur seine, and its transformations to assert the manners and the qualities 'to reveal the poetry of the place' say the architects. Being central to the regeneration of the district the project articulates the split up territory by revealing two faces, an industrialist, unified exterior facade, offering a 'politeness' to the existing town planning, and the colourful community encased within.
The 9,000 sq m project encompasses three areas spread over four buildings: a residence for students of 150 housing units for 170 residents, 19 housing units for researchers or invited professors and housing for women in distress. Conjoining the separate units allows for a coeducation of experiences at the human scale. Shared spaces include laundry facilities, internal and external relaxation space and gardens planted with fruit trees.