Sustainable Public, Cooperative and Social Housing

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2019 EU Mies van der Rohe Award for Grand Parc Bordeaux

A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have won the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc Bordeaux...

Procuring energy saving building technologies for residential buildings

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.   ATC was a partner of the Public Administration Procurement...

Habitat Social Positif (HSP): construction and user management of 2 positive energy houses

The Habitat Social Positif - HSP (Positive Social Housing project), which is comprised of two row houses T3 and T4, forms part of a sustainable development project which has brought together various sectors on different levels:  the...

ETHOS building: social housing with a high energy efficiency level

ETHOS is a medium sized building having a very low annual energy consumption and is suitable for a targeted audience of families with modest financial resources.  It represents a test pilot for real estate projects within the entire...

Transition Zero Project: market development for net-zero energy refurbishment in social housing

The path to Transition Zero is now clear!   Scaling up the Energiesprong success. How to increase the transformation of the building stock while at the same time maintaining affordability for the residents? This key...

CO2-neutral heat supply of a renovated multi-family house in Munich

 Project summaryThree multi-family houses built between 1949 and 1957 have been modernised and given an energy efficient retrofit with the aim of achieving a CO2-neutral heat supply. The urban densification of the existing...

Bioclimatic social housing in Paris: Rue des Orteaux logements sociaux

The refurbishment of the Rue des Orteaux social housing building was led by the SIEMP (City of Paris Real Estate Public-Private Joint Venture) and offers 20 low-energy apartments located in the 20th arrondissement of Paris....

Green Social Housing for All- Vienna (AT)

“One of the biggest challenges for our city planners and architects lies in the combination of high quality living space and high quality outdoor space with a high level of density” according to Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna. In a city...

Shelter pilot project - A.R.T.E Genova pilot site

Building general characteristics:Building from 1931, composed of six floors and of 84 public housing unitsConstruction characteristics:Building made of concrete, external walls composed of double walls (externally solid bricks and...

Shelter pilot project - Logirep pilot site

Pilot site to be renovated using new models of coordination:Year of construction: 1966Type of building: Apartments in a block of six to ten storiesNumber of dwellings: 231Tenure: Social rentalConstruction characteristics: Prefabricated...