156 Student Housing Units / Hamonic + Masson & Associés

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156 Student Housing Units / Hamonic + Masson & Associés
© Sergio Grazia

The guiding principles of these student halls of residence were standardisation, self-regulation and a maximisation of internal space.

156 Student Housing Units / Hamonic + Masson & Associés
© Sergio Grazia

This project, with its 156 rooms in an 8-storey building taking up almost the entire plot, is no exception to this rule. There is nonetheless a secret garden, as the project coordinators, Loci Anima, were keen to reintroduce some biodiversity onto the island.

156 Student Housing Units / Hamonic + Masson & Associés
© Sergio Grazia

Every flat has an outdoor area. A 1.5-metre recess allowed us to include loggias along almost the entire façade.

156 Student Housing Units / Hamonic + Masson & Associés
© Sergio Grazia

The building’s outline is blurred by the use of filters, water effects and openings in the perforated sheets of steel. It is also dotted with birdhouses. The occupants cannot interfere with them and they require no maintenance.

Project Details:
Location: ZAC Seguin – lot A4 Est, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Program: 156 student dwellings + parking
Area: 3 200 sqm
Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
Co-ordinating architect : Loci Anima
Photographs: Sergio Grazia