Arte Charpentier has been commissioned as urban planning consultant and study coordinator for the site of the former Bonneville hospital, situated in the department of Haute-Savoie, in the Rhône-Alpes region.
The urban study provides the framework for residential development including small collective and intermediate housing, with a proportion of social housing, a service building, shops and underground parking. The public realm is organised around a network of water channels to recuperate surface rainwater, which are orientated towards the town centre, the château, and the church of Sainte Catherine.
The combination of different housing types grouped together in a collective development allows for an increased density with a reduced footprint, which, in turn, reduces heat loss and increases energy efficiency. Greater priority can also be given to external spaces. Residents have the advantage of a private access and garden, but also benefit from shared maintenance expenses and car parking.
The architectural treatment of the different buildings is handled in such a way as to unify the whole, with accent being given to certain features and facades, such as the gable ends of the collective housing on Rue Manet, the corner of the hotel on Rue de Genève, and the shop fronts.
The differences in height of the buildings, coupled with the undulating site, creates a lively movement across the roofscape, which is emphasised by roof terraces, green roofs and changes in geometry. This diversity of form helps the scheme to blend in with its surroundings.
– Client: D2P
Project Design Team
– Architect representative: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– Landscape architect: Les Architectes du Paysage
Technical design consultants
– Civil engineering: VIATEC
– Sustainable development consultant : TRIBU
– Title: Château des Sires de Faucigny Eco-district
– Postcode: 74130
– Town: Bonneville
– Area: 2.4 hectares