November 14, 2018

New offices for tectoniques in Bordeaux

After two years at the Darwin / coworking platform installed on the right bank of the Garonne / Tectoniques moved to new offices, in downtown Bordeaux / 34 Rue Burguet. Julien Fontaine, architect, is in charge of this agency / j.fontaine@tectoniques.com

conference on dry construction and biosourced materials

Tectoniques participate in the conference on dry construction and biosourced materials
on November 5th from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Ensba Lyon 8 bis, quai Saint-Vincent - Lyon 1er
registration with the CAUE b.cenci-cohen@caue69.fr

The same day and at the same place / Inauguration of the exhibition on
Regional Wood Construction Award Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Projects from Tectoniques are presented in this exhibition
Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
at the CAUE Rhône Métropole
6 bis, Quai Saint Vincent - Lyon 1er

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Regional wood construction award for the eco-district Trémonteix

Our project for the eco-district Trémonteix, in Clermont-Ferrand, for Auvergne Habitat, has just received the Regional wood construction award.
The city of Clermont-Ferrand’s aim was that of a ground-breaking operation in terms of sustainable development (accessibility, sociability, transport, integration, constructional performance, etc.).
The buildings are entirely constructed of wood.
The facades are in MOB and the floors in CLT
With this project, Tectoniques is further pursuing its research into the field of eco-neighbourhoods and sustainable habitats.

Watch the movie

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Housing Prize of the Academy of Architecture and the National Council of the Order of Architects

The Academy of Architecture and the National Council of the Order of Architects have awarded us the Housing Award 2018.
We are proud to receive this award on the practices of our group of architects and engineers around housing.
The housing design is indeed strategic for all subjects that cross our society but it is placed under high constraints.
It is difficult today to build quality housing and architects must resist not to be simple facade decorators.

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Offices for the headquarters of Régilait

Tectoniques has just delivered the first tranche of the headquarters of the company Régilait in Saône et Loire.
The project is built in wood with a valuation of local materials (wood material of Beaujolais).
Workspaces respect an intermediate typology, both open and closed.
It is open visually and preserves a continuous landscape, especially when standing.
At the same time, it is closed and cut by carpentry and glazed units
that form independent alcoves and isolate sitting workstations.

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Seniors' residence

Logévie has appointed our Bordelaise agency to study and build a 65-bed residence in Bègles.
It welcomes independent or relatively independent seniors in private dwellings
In contrast to segregated practices, this program integrates shared services and inter-generational functions that allow it to live in direct relation to its context.
Rents are controlled and the whole has a social purpose.

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Early childhood center in Albertville / Savoie

The agency is laureate of the design competition for the new early childhood center in Albertville / Savoie.
The equipment includes a space early childhood, a center of leisure and a school restaurant about 2000 m2.
At the environmental level, the building reaches level E3C2.

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A multipurpose hall

Tectoniques is part of the winning team of the contest for the reprocessing of public spaces in the center of Marcy-l'Etoile, west of Lyon.
The team is led by Urban Studio. Tectoniques is designer of the Public Hall placed in the heart of the square.

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Wooden buildings / Prize-winners Adivbois 2017

Tectoniques is the winner of the architectural competition organized by EPASE on the Soulié block in Saint Etienne.
This consultation is part of the national competition ADIVBOIS, which offered 13 sites in France.
Our project is designed with the GCC group, the engineers of Arborescence and the designers of Numero 111 and La Fabrique.

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The first residents arrived in the aquariums of the Biodiversarium.
The aquariums are designed by the ITF office studies under the direction of Pascal Roman, head of Aragon Aquariologie Laboratory, and are made by the company Coutant Aquariums in La Rochelle.
Opening of the equipment is expected in the coming weeks.

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The Pré-Nouvel ecodistrict of Seyssins / Isère

The construction of the Pré-Nouvel ecodistrict of Seyssins has just been delivered..
The project comprises 18 social housing units commissioned by Grenoble Habitat, and 47 others to be put on sale by Vinci Immobilier.

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Faire c'est dire / Biennale d'architecture de Lyon 2017

From the workshops of models organized by Tectoniques and Olivier Vadrot on the site of the Biennale,
A number of scale 1 implementations have been completed.
Some views above.

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On the road to Gravenoire

Tectoniques is the winner of a competition to realize social housing in Royat (above Clermont-Ferrand) for Logidome.
The project is formed by two buildings turned towards a natural afforestation.
A topographic break, witness of the past of the site's former career, is preserved and valued.

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Dance and music school in Charbonnières les Bains

The office have been selected as winner of the competition for the construction of a dance and music school in Charbonnières les Bains.
The project consists of two superimposed architectural pieces.
The first is mineral-inspired. It is built with site concrete, follows the uneven terrain, and presents a perennial material on the public space.
The lower ground floor houses the Maison des Jeunes. The upper ground floor houses  Reception and Dance functions of the Maison des Arts.
Upstairs, the second architectural piece is lighter, built in wood, and hosts music school.
It is dressed with a metallic bronze texture which deliberately contrasts with the relative massiveness of the base described above.
The silhouette of this « instrument", placed on the roof, is constituted by a set of folds.
It forms a rich and varied epannelage, which changes its pace according to the points of view and the lights that it captures.

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A pine forest inhabited for a neighborhood center

Tectoniques has won, with Atelier Mediterranéen, the design competition for new public buildings of the Gavotte.
Located in Les Pennes-Mirabeau, north of Marseille, the operation program includes two schools, a multi-reception center, an inter-generational restaurant and a multi-functional public facility: the Idea Box.
This set creates a neighborhood center.
The site is formed by an east-west oriented valley with a strong topography (height difference of 14 meters between the top and bottom of the project site).
It is surrounded by a predominantly residential and diffuse urban planning, combined with a fairly generous vegetation with some great Aleppo pines.
We opted for a relatively homogeneous architectural style and a strong interaction between the landscape and the built space.
The choice of the plant species is dictated by the geography of the place, and was inspired by the spontaneous Mediterranean vegetation found in the valley.
The project is installed on pedestals dressed in white limestone rocks. He uses wooden slabs (cross laminated timber) and biobased materials (adobe brick) assembled in a dry construction process.

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An industrial building in rammed earth

Tectoniques has won a competition organized by ENEDIS for designing a new generation substation.
The project is built in rammed earth. Our approach echoes the international operation TERRALYON2016 and rallies on
alternative modes of construction and eco-friendly.
We worked with Exndo Studio / Eco-designers and with the team CRAterre, earth building specialist.

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Tectoniques performs for Est Metropole Habitat a social housing operation, Rue Meunier in Villeurbanne.
The building permit is being prepared.

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Work in progress
5D process

The 36 social housing units are constructed in Vauhallan / Essonne, for Opievoy.
The operation is performed with the Ossabois company working wooden prefabrication, with one hand 2D components for envelopes and floors
and secondly 3D toilet blocks. This construction method is developed by Ossabois under the heading 5D process.

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On the slopes

The building permit for a 96 rooms hotel in 2 Alps resort , Isère, has just been granted.
The building is an existing construction’s extension with a WOODEUM solution, processed in Cross Laminated Timber panels.
The construction has just begun in June 2017.

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Work in progress
Golden concrete

The building permit for the house gilded concrete, Saint Cyr au Mont d'Or, has been granted after two years of instruction.
The composition of the golden concrete was developed with support from Lafarge concrete and SCBat company.

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Day Hospital / Clermont-Ferrand

We are winners, with Atelier Kiziltas, of the competition for the construction of social housings and a day hospital in Clermont-Ferrand.
The Project management is ensured by OPHIS. The hospital is managed by the UGECAM.

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wooden prefabricated housing / 5D process

The 60 homes in Rive-de-Gier in the Loire, for 3F - Immobilière Rhône-Alpes, welcome their first residents.
The components are prefabricated in workshops Ossabois process 5d according to the process, and are assembled in a few hours on site.
The works of envelopes and floors are prefabricated components macro 2D.
The bathrooms are prefabricated by Aqualogis / Subsidiary of Ossabois.
The full photo report will soon be online.

Fassadenspiel in Lyon

The social housing project for Grand Lyon Habitat in Lyon Mermoz is published on the BAUNETZ website
Link to the site

Schools in Montmerle-sur-Saône

The Tectoniques group is the winner of a competition for the construction of the new Montmerle schools in Ain.
The new equipment establishes an active dialogue with the town hall and the village hall to contribute to the recomposition of the town center.
It is built of wood, with an E3C2 label.


The latest issue of the Italian magazine Legnoarchitettura publishes an article at the Biodiversarium of Banyuls.

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Cost-Effective Housing

The latest issue of the international review DETAIL is dedicated to cost-effective housing.
The social housing project in Rive de Gier, built with Ossabois for 3F is presented in this file.
The operation is entirely made of prefabricated wood components, 2D for envelopes and floors and 3D for the blocks.

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Housing / Nancy

Tectoniques is the winner of a consultation to build a housing project on the ZAC Grand Coeur in Nancy.
The developer is Solorem on behalf of the Urban Community of Grand Nancy.
The new district is designed by AREP and MDP.
Nouvel Habitat is real estate developer of the block.
LSW, a young Nancéian architects agency, accompany us on this issue.

job in Bordeaux

Our Bordeaux agency is looking for an architect with operational experience, and if possible master Archicad.
Send CV to j.fontaine@tectoniques.com

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Work in progress
The new public facilities of the Gavotte at Les Pennes Mirabeau under construction

Work on the new Gavotte equipment center began with a spectacular asbestos removal operation.
Delivery of the media library of the restaurant and schools is scheduled for late 2019. The nursery will be carried out in 2020.

AMC 2017 / The 100 projects of the year

The housing project in Seyssins / Isère, is presented among the selection of the 100 projects of the year in France by the architectural magazine AMC.

Wood construction award


Communication campaign "For me, it's wood"

The forest-wood sector is launching a national communication and mobilization campaign aimed at professionals and the general public.
Some visuals of this campaign were photographed in our agency but it must be made clear that the characters, architectural models and virtual reality masks presented on these visuals are not "Tectoniques".
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Work in progress
Wood of the jura

The new school of Champagnolle is under construction.
Constructed of wood, the project enhances the short circuits and woods from the Jura.
Even the laminates produced by Simonin are made of Jura wood.
Above are some views of parts being manufactured.

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Work in progress
Wood supports concrete

The concrete walls of the P house are boxed with old three-ply spruce panels, spacers and metal keys.
Each layer is done in one run and without vertical fittings.
The composition of the gilded concrete was developed with the support of Lafarge and the company SCBat.

Cahiers Techniques du Bâtiment / February 2017

The February 2017 issue of the Cahiers Techniques du Bâtiment (CTB) publishes a technical study on Gymnasiums.
The Chérifi Gymnasium realized by Tectoniques in Rillieux is on the cover.
The analysis of the construction price reveals that it is one of the cheapest of its category with 1350 Euros HT per m2.

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Winning project / 2017 / Observatory of renewable energies

The Maison de l'environnement Aquaterra is one of the winners of the 2017 Renewable Energy Observatory.
A book edited by Observ'er presents the projects.

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Woodway / Ferney Voltaire / Pays de Gex

Following a consultation organized by the Community of Communes Pays de Gex with SPL, Tectoniques is selected to built 84 units on the  Ferney Genève Innovation ZAC.
The project is built with timber and must comply with the Minergie label.
Bouygues Immobilier is the contractor.
The project is in the building permit stage.

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Work in progress
Prefabricated facade

The installation of facades housing for Grand Lyon Habitat located in Lyon-Mermoz has just begun.
Each prefabricated macro-component covers a full level.
Some days are enough to mount all the facades.

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Tectoniques opens offices in Bordeaux.

It is represented by Julien Fontaine / Architect.
Contact: Julien Fontaine / +33 (0)6 27 65 34 07 / Tectoniques / 87 dock Queyries 33100 Bordeaux.

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Health house / Annecy-le-Vieux

The agency has won a competition for a Health house and housing in Annecy-le-Vieux,
as part of a consortium led by Eiffage Construction with Roux Entreprise bois.

Along the greenway / Caluire and Cuire

Tectoniques wins a consultation for the construction of 70 social housing units in Caluire (client: OPAC du Rhône)
This project helps to relocate the tenants of nearby buildings demolished.

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Wood and biobased block in Strasbourg

Tectoniques has won the contract for the design and construction of "wood and biobased block" in Strasbourg.
We work together with the young architects atelierD.org and Nouvel Habitat developers.

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Work in progress
Dry wood industry and construction in Nantes

We are currently completing the first of three operations homes we build in Nantes, with the company Actimpro. This young company shares with Tectonic, common values​​, particularly around the dry wood industry and construction. We discover this occasion the Atlantic coast and the city of Nantes.

Running projects at the agengy

Eco-neighbourhood, Les Rives d'Allier, Vichy

Vichy, Allier, France

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Given its scope and strategic location on the banks of the Allier river, and close to the centre of Vichy, the development of the area around the Darragon stadium represents a unique opportunity to develop a new neighbourhood.
Our project provides a familiar ambiance, with habitat programmes, and an "urban" presence, with the stadium and its new multifunctional facilities, which is a major feature of the new cityscape. Public amenities, activities, shops and services contribute to diversity, and respond to the expectations of the local people, but also the needs of current and future economic actors. The urbanisation programme, its dialogue with the existing fabric of the city and the extraordinary landscaping potential of the site constitute an integrated instrument for the enhancement and integration of the area. The proposed types of construction and public space are the result of a far-reaching, sustainable urbanistic and architectural approach. With its bioclimatic aspects, environmental performance, urban ecology, social life, equilibrium and cultural approach, this is an all-embracing approach centred on quality of life and urbanistic dynamism.

Municipality of Vichy
Axe Saône (coordinator)
Athanor, Ingédia
Environmental approach
Eco-neighbourhood initiative
Winner of the "Éco-quartiers – Projets d'Avenir" prize / Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing

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