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Completed projects

Europe’s largest co-living facility

Ecla 2 Campus, Palaiseau

architecture – interior design – landscape

The Ecla Palaiseau 2 project is the final phase of the Ecla campus, which was launched in 2010. Located in Palaiseau, the site represents a total of 1,750 homes and 4,000 m² of co-living space over 70,000 m² of floor space. The planted areas cover an area of 20 500 m². Europe’s largest co-living facility offers unique communal spaces, designed by the interior architecture department to reflect the new lifestyles of students in the Paris region.


A Positive Energy housing tower 

Îlot Arsenal, Dijon

architecture – interior design – landscape

On 5 of October, the Elithis Group is organising the inauguration of the positive energy tower project located in the city of Dijon’s eco-neighbourhood. This mixed-use project includes a programme of social housing and home ownership, as well as offices that will house the new Elithis headquarters, with a total surface area of 9,934 m².


Intergenerational housing 

Docks N7, Saint-Ouen

architecture – interior design – landscape

Completed this month, this new-style mixed-use development includes a student residence, a senior residence, social housing and housing for first-time buyers, as well as shops. The development also features a landscaped core area of 3,000 m². The development of the site is part of the Zac des Docks eco-district. The redevelopment of this former industrial wasteland is designed to provide residents with a pleasant living environment, with extensive planting, a wide range of facilities and good public transport links.


Pixelia, Marseille
architecture – interior design – landscape

Located in the heart of the Arenc district, in the residential park sector of the Cité de la Méditerranée mixed development zone, the Pixelia building is an 8,700 m² building comprising offices and shops on the ground floor and 88 parking spaces on 3 basement levels. The building is crowned by a green roof with a Mediterranean plant palette.

Atrium City, Clichy-la-Garenne
architecture – landscape

Conceived as a neighbourhood for “good living”, this is Clichy’s new signature development: a new building of 550 homes that includes a senior residence, social housing and affordable housing. The base includes a nursery, shops and two underground parking levels. Designed as a linear grove, the vegetation in the alleyway preserves the privacy of the homes. A communal vegetable garden is located at the heart of the neighbourhood.




Restructuring the Stade GMK district in Cotonou

GMK Commercial Centre, Cotonou

urban planning – architecture – landscape – worksites

The mixed-use project for the Général Mathieu Kérékou – GMK site began with a study of a general urban development plan to position, organise and size all the sports and commercial facilities on the 350,000 m² site by 2020, turning it into an open neighbourhood and urban park for the city of Cotonou. It includes the creation of market halls and a range of sports facilities, as well as high-quality landscaping.

CBD district, Wuhan

In 2013, the Wuhan Land Use and Space Planning Research entrusted the agency with the design of an urban project for a business district integrated into the development of “Greater Wuhan”. The southern block of Parc Central is currently under construction, with the main works about to be handed over. This block, owned by Longfor Properties, offers 400,000 m² of floor area and will be delivered in 2025.

Sequana, Paris
architecture – interior design – landscape

The project involves refurbishing and restructuring Sequana, an office complex located along the Seine and designed by Arte Charpentier in 2005. Originally made up of 2 separate buildings, the restructuring of the base creates a single entrance from the Seine to the garden level, using a planted step.




Among the 100 emblematic buildings for sustainable development

Tour Elithis, Dijon

As the first positive-energy tertiary building in France, the Tour Elithis, built by the firm in 2008, was selected as one of the 100 emblematic buildings of sustainable development by the Indian presidency of the G20 India (Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).

“The Tour Elithis is one of 8 buildings located in France, which testifies to the dynamism of French professionals in the field of sustainable buildings.” French Ministry of Ecology, Energy and Territories.


The Arte Charpentier Audio podcast: Metropolisation and changes in residential sectors

Discover the new Arte Charpentier podcast “L’écho des villes“, with Georgina André, geographer and urban planner, hosted by Sophia Verguin. Supervised by Thierry Sanjuan, Prodig laboratory, Georgina André defended her doctoral thesis “Temporality of metropolisation and local appropriations: changes in the residential sectors of Wuhan, a large inland Chinese city” in 2020 at Paris 1. She is working with the Arte Charpentier agency, under the supervision of Marie-France Bouet, as a research supervisor under the CIFRE programme.

“Green buildings and water management” symposium

Nathalie Leroy, Director of the Office’s Territory Division, will be speaking on 10 October at the conference on “Green buildings and water management” at the Auditorium of the French Ministry for Ecological Transition, organised by Adivet. Climate change is leading to less frequent but more intense rainfalls, as well as periods of drought and high temperatures, which pose a number of problems, particularly in dense urban environments. What role can green buildings play in this context?


Happy Anniversary 

Shanghai Opera celebrates its 25th anniversary

Delivered in 1998, following an international competition won by the agency in 1994, the Shanghai Opera House recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Shanghai agency teams were on hand to take part in the festivities organised to mark the occasion.