Rennes Residential Tower Competition, Blériot-Féval

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Rennes Residential Tower Competition

Blériot-Féval Building Development in France – design by Team JDSA

10 July 2019

Rennes Residential Tower Competition News

Architects: Team JDSA with local architects Maurer & Gilbert and Paris offices SMAC and Think Tank

Location: Blériot-Féval site, Eurorennes development, Rennes, France

Team JDSA Wins Rennes Competition for a New Residential Tower

The architecture competition is to design and execute a residential tower in Rennes.

Beyond the execution of this project JDSA will coordinate an ensemble of new buildings on the Blériot-Féval site to generate a mix-use and inclusive neighborhood within the Eurorennes development.

Rennes Residential Tower Competition, Blériot-Féval
image courtesy of JDSA architects

The development is located next to and comprises of the new station inaugurated last week. The city’s new express train connections have cut travel times to its neighbours and the capital by nearly half, enthusing many to develop business with or relocate to Brittany’s epicentre.

Within this Game Of Urban Thrones, Samsic, the region’s success story employing 90000, has set to relocate its headquarters to the Blériot-Féval site and steer its development, in collaboration with the developers from Bati-Armor and Rennes Municipality’s agencies.

The site is divided in 4 plots and coordinated by JDSA in collaboration with local architects Maurer & Gilbert and Paris offices SMAC and Think Tank.

The Féval Tower acts as the masterplan’s geographic and gravity centrepiece, offering 188 new apartments to the city. Our project promotes densification as a response to urban sprawl.

Rennes Residential Tower Competition, Blériot-Féval JDSA design

Our tower proposal manipulates the masterplan’s density to propose on ground level a stepped public space that invites the pedestrian to climb its base. Various commercial addresses will compose this base, on which the residential program grows from level 3, where the tower is most slender. Resonating Rennes’ colombage heritage, the tower thickens as it climbs upwards, to finally reach its maximum girth on level 10.

This is where a lush community park sets a pause to the rise and welcomes the building’s residents to a panoramic view of the city’s skyline under the shade of trees.

The building then resumes its ascension and profile all the way to its 27th floor, offering 188 new homes to Rennes’ residents.

JDSA is a multidisciplinary office that focuses on architecture and design, from large scale planning to furniture. Rich with multiple expertises, our office is fuelled by talented designers and experienced architects that jointly develop projects from early sketches to on-site supervision. All of which, regardless of scale, outlines an approach that is affirmatively social in its outcome, enthusiastic in its ambition and professional in its process.

Rennes Residential Tower Competition Team JDSA design

At the core of our architecture is the ability to take a fresh look at design issues through experienced eyes. Our approach aims at turning intense research and analysis of practical and theoretical matters into the driving forces of design. By continuously developing rigorous methods of analysis and execution, JDS is able to combine innovative thinking and efficient production.

Founded and directed by Julien De Smedt (co-founder of PLOT), JDSA currently employs some 30 people with offices in Copenhagen and Brussels. We work with corporate, government and private clients in numerous countries to realize civic, residential, office, commercial, healthcare, educational, and waterfront development projects.

We carefully limit the commissions we take on to help ensure a high degree of professional attention and overall project quality. JDSA envisions itself as a proactive partner for its client, rather than a consultant. The office has a wide portfolio of international work and the attitude of involving external experts to improve the design intelligence of its team.

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JDS Architects

Location: Rennes, France




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