- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 13 Jul 2017
Ilot de l'Octroi
As part of the Rennes 2030 urban project, the development aims to transform Octroi into a ‘green union’ between river pathways and the city centre.
All the apartments will include outdoor spaces with balconies facing the waterfront, loggias and terraces. The levels will be split so that no view is directly opposite another, and the vertical openings will amplify the developing height.
The multi-level facades were inspired by rock formations, combining different geometries, textures and colour gradations. They curve from river level to the roofs, with trees and vegetation at all levels, and a botanical garden on the second floor.
The intention is to create a community space in this increasingly popular neighbourhood of Rennes, as people move from the centre to the outer areas in greater numbers. A public square extending through steps along the riverbanks will create a space for dining and socialising.
The construction will start at the beginning of 2018 and will be finished in 2020.
Content and images courtesy of MVRDV.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Create new habitats and improve air quality and wellbeing.
New report provides 12 key actions which could close the structural talent gap in the construction industry.
These can be used to find out whether a proposed development is likely to be approved. Read more here.
Studying a built environment degree? Check out our helpful student resources section.
New BRE research paper explores how blockchain technology can benefit the built environment industry.
Timber is a natural carbon sink, but it must not end up in landfill at the end of its useful life.
BSRIA has collaborated with the Department of Health on research into air permeability in isolation rooms.
New step-by-step route maps for implementing effective surface water management measures are published.
GMP is an agreement with a contractor that the contract sum will not exceed a specified maximum. Read more here.
The BREEAM Sustainability Champion is changing to the Advisory Professional - here's what you need to know.