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A building that combines environmental performance and new collaborative ways of working.

On one of the many industrial wastelands on the right bank of the Garonne river, the Bordeaux metropolitan authority decided to develop the Bastide Niel ZAC, a mixed urban development zone that will include business service premises and offices, housing, shops, a hotel, and public facilities. A complete urban development plan has been drawn up for a series of streets, buildings and squares across some one hundred hectares. Competition winner Dutch firm MVRDV's masterplan includes plots that different architectural firms can use.
A very precise three-dimensional cutting up of the plots according to shape, size, height and roof setbacks was carried out to have optimal sunlight and the guarantee of good natural ventilation.
For the Unity project, Patriarche fully embraced this radical urban design thinking, along with the requirement of compulsory shapes of buildings, and designed the building for various tertiary activities while optimising the division of space and lighting thanks to the use of mezzanines and inclined roof planes.

Client : Bart I Patriarche (Project owner)
Location : Bordeaux, France
Surface : 2 200 m²
Status : Delivered
Date : 2021
Key points
  • Silo parking.
  • Flexible restaurant/bar concept.
Performance environnementale
  • RT 2012 level.
  • Effinergie+ 2013 label.
  • 40% gain on Cepmax.
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Sébastien CLERT
Responsable Transition environnementale - Patriarche
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Patriarche (Architecture, Interior Architecture, MEP Engineering, EBQ, Cost, BIM, Signage, Graphic Design)
Autumn | Patriarche (Main contractor)
February | Patriarche (Digital services)
Myah | Patriarche (Main interior fit-out contractor)
Walter | Patriarche (Operations, services and venue management)

Photos: ©Florian PEALLAT