Mail des Petits Clos
146 housing units in Chartres (28)
In Chartres, in the center of France, the Mail des Petits Clos development numbers 146 housing units distributed among a row of four buildings, between which planted, pedestrian courtyards are orientated north–south. Each building is four storeys high and offers its inhabitants double-exposure apartments. A metal structure wraps around the exterior of the four buildings, on to which are attached communal circulation, largely glazed winter-gardens on the north side, and balconies, loggias and terraces in a range of bright colours on the south – a nod to the famous stained-glass windows of Chartres Cathedral.
Programme: 146 housing units | Client: Chartres Développements Immobiliers | Area: 13,200 m² | Urban planner: Arcame | Architect: Cro&Co Architecture | Engineering: CE Ingénierie, INEX | Economy: Talbot & Associés | Completion: 2013 | Address: Zac Beaulieu, Chartres (28)