2013 - Environmental quality of the building
FONTAINEA - residence for seniors
Site : Koutio – commune de DUMBEA
Program : Construction of a 50-unit residence for seniors
Amount of Work : > 640 000 000 Fcfp
Area : 2670 m²
Mission : BET Environmental Quality of project management
Date : 2013
Project Owner : SIC
Project manager : Atelier d’architecture KASO (Architecte mandataire), Laboratoire d’Ecologie urbaine (BET Qualité Environnementale), IN SITU (économiste), ECEP (BET Structure et fluides), CITI (BET VRD), LFJ (paysagiste), ES2 (BET sécurité incendie)
The key words of the FONTAINEA project are accessibility, bioclimatism and landscaping. Intended for seniors, this residence was the result of close collaboration between the members of the project management team and LEU.
A constructive principle associating wood and concrete thus contributes to the environmental sobriety of the project. Oriented along the axis of the prevailing winds, the dwellings were designed to be traversing in order to benefit from natural ventilation. In addition, the large roof overhangs and the shadows cast by the terraces and passageways provide solar protection for most of the day.
One of the notable difficulties of the project has been the integration of the project on the plot, marked by a steep slope in its centre. The earthworks are nevertheless limited and all the vegetation initially present is preserved. The dwellings are divided into 2 groups of buildings, each on one of the natural platforms of the plot, and the constructions are laid out in such a way as to preserve a maximum of aeraulic permeability, for the project and the neighbourhood.