Following the agreements signed today with EPADESA, Gecina is launching the construction of a Campuséa student residence designed by Jean Nouvel in La Défense

September 29, 2016

Gecina has just signed a transfer agreement with EPADESA enabling it to build a new student residence with 402 apartments in Puteaux La Défense at the Rose de Cherbourg site.

Developed with Gecina as the contracting authority and designed in collaboration with Ateliers Jean Nouvel, this 402-bed residence will be opening for the start of the 2018 academic year. It will offer a varied selection of accommodation to rent, from studios to shared apartments, with a range of services created specifically with students' needs in mind: lounge, cafeteria, laundry, fitness room, etc. The construction of the 10,500 sq.m building over 20 floors has been entrusted to Outarex and it is targeting an exemplary environmental profile with NF HQE Habitat (Excellent) and BREEAM (Very Good) certification. This operation follows the memorandum of understanding signed in 2013 with EPADESA, the state development organization for the La Défense region, to reserve a site.

 

Located in Puteaux, next to the Boulevard Circulaire ring road, this future residence is part of the major Rose de Cherbourg development project looking to create a vibrant city district through a mixed program combining offices (80,000 sq.m), retail space and housing. The public spaces project, led by EPADESA and designed by the Barcelona-based agency Arriola & Fiol, plans to transform a highway interchange into 8,300 sq.m of hanging gardens set aside for walking, sports and community life.

For Hugues Parant, EPADESA's Chief Executive Officer: "The Rose de Cherbourg project and its suspended walkway, which is not dissimilar to New York's High Line, will significantly contribute towards strengthening Paris La Défense's international appeal. The Gecina residence will reinforce the modern, dynamic message that EPADESA wants to put in place for La Défense”.

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