The skyline of the city Rosny-sous-Bois in Grand Paris is set to change with the design by Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel. The project, aptly named Village Vertical was the winning proposal for the “Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris” competition. Included in this star-chitectural team are landscape and urban designers from Atelier Georges and urban developers from La Compagnie de Phalsbourg and REI Habitat.
The Village vertical comprises a 28,200 square-meter mixed-use programme, and includes 6,000 square metres of open community space such as a food-court, a daycare center, a family office, community centers, an escape game and a rooftop bar situated on the ground floor and rooftop.
In an effort to revitalize the area and promote healthy living, a sports hub will span the entire height of one section of the complex. The hub will feature climbing walls, urban soccer pitches and a gym.
The other levels will be dedicated to 17,000 square meters of housing, including 5,000 square meters of social housing.
The structure will comprise of timber frame, 120 meters in length, with elegant white columns, irregular balconies and glazed facades. While the structure is certainly impressive and will feature heavily in the eye-line, the materials and shapes lend it lightness and ability to blend naturally into the surrounding area.
The project aims to create a sustainable, living structure that contributes to blurring the social-economic disparities in the city and will hopefully bring people together to use the interactive spaces available.
Images courtesy of © Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel