Jan 11, 2010
This building is more them simply cool, it's really well done and have some very useful functions: housing, public facilities and school. It's called Bottière Chenaie and is located in Nantes, France. The project was done by Block Architects, a local office in Nantes, which seems to know a lot about architecture!
The particular point of this building is the vertical color stripes, bringing a special movement to this concrete block and like they said "redrawing the landscape". And what I really love in this project is how the mix of uses bring value to the urban neighborhood.
This formal intention, in addition to its impact, symbolically shows the quality program of urban neighbourhoods.
More about Bottière Chenaie at: dezeen.com