In the face of surface regulations and contingencies, standardisation and norms, students’ accommodations are questioned through the prism of the pooling and mutualisation of certain uses.
The hypothesis is that, when being shared, spaces become larger and allow their inhabitants to develop their sense of collectivity and of common good. Students’ accommodations initiate a residential route and must launch ways of inhabiting that are respectful of environment, resources and others.
Each bedroom benefits from an additional surface stemming from mutualisation. This common space increases proportionately with the number of roommates. Each of these common spaces is then networked, and becomes a specific internal system at each level. This network thus spatially prolongs at an architectural scale the campus’s social environment.
540 student apartments
Cergy (95), France
15 600 m2
18 950 000 €HT
Competition 2014, studies cancelled
LM Ingénieurs, ALP Ingénierie
Competition, first prize