Project description

Our team was a finalist in this contest, showcasing a free intelligent building with an intense living activity throughout the year that reconnects man with his environment and nature. We want to encourage future users to get involved and rediscover a different architecture and social dynamic. The movements we create through our proposal highlight the connection between the inside and the outside. This flow will be continuous and extensible to outdoor meeting activities in order to strengthen social ties.

The urban planning approach consisted of extending the green arm (vegetation) to the south-west of the site with that to the north-east. As a result, we kept an active transition zone at the heart of the pyramids.

01. Architecture

LIB fits into the site of the pyramids by contrast. Indeed, to follow up on the non-exhaustive neighborhood survey, the architectural forms are intended to be different from that observed in the area in order to create diversity, an attraction of space (as the brief specified: "we want more than cubes that remind us of our dwellings").

The architectural approach in this sense, the curvatures suggest a crossing thus favoring the development of a small garden, and better the creation of a microclimate at the heart of the project. Following the technical requirements, the RT 2012 and the recommendations of the HQE targets, we bet on a building with high energy performance, green roofs; photovoltaic panel installations, maximisation of natural lighting, and a priority on cross ventilation in order to have a passive AAA building and be self-sufficient in terms of energy.

The rest of the land will be converted into a pedestrian walkway, and a meeting space, accessible at any time and thus becoming a place of passage and admiration.

02. Process

The BIM approach is based on an algorithmic method of optimisation according to the climatic and microclimatic results obtained from the area.

Step 1: We analyse the sunshine of the area and develop algorithms following rules and optimising the desired geometric shapes (Honeybee).

Step 2: We transfer the information obtained from our planning program (Revit).

Step 3: We export the information and the model on an energy performance program (ARCHIWIZARD+GRATEC/REVIT);

Step 4: We adjust the geometries, necessary protections from the results obtained;

Step 5: We resume all the procedures again on the basis of the analyses in order to optimise thanks to the algorithms the objectives sought until satisfaction;

Step 6: We finalise the final architecture model and the digital model

Step 6: We export the information relating to the digital model in terms of the quantity of materials, surface and volume of spaces etc ...