le ceinture vivante; the living belt.

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Le Ceinture Vivante
The Living Belt

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award

BB Green Award

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The Synergine Architecture Team recently won the international BB Green award for sustainability in the Paris Affordable Housing Challenge. Our scheme looked at utilizing abandoned land along the rail trench previously known as Le Petite Ceinture (Little Belt). Utilising a latticework of laminated timber structure, the external industrial-inspired structural shell allows for prefabricated housing pods to be craned into position, rapidly forming housing blocks which are situated above a commercial strip offering opportunity for live / work and social commerce. The interface of the housing blocks with the existing dense urban fabric was also of great interest and importance to us.