The project finds itself at the heart of the AUC's redevelopment project for the Courtillières quarter, both physically and politically. Giving back to a troubled neighbourhood several public facilities (medical centre, dentist, chemist) and rehousing a neighbouring dilapidated 1960s housing project, the building represented a commitment to urban rebirth.
Defined by the duality of its programme, it provides an important dialogue between public and private. The housing is enriched by the presence of the medical centre, and vice versa. By placing a courtyard at the centre of the project, a game of putting into perspective social interactions and daily life is established.
The medical centre, located on the ground floor, acts as a continuation of the street: spacious, well lit and welcoming, with a glazed facade. Emerging from this public podium, the housing volumes are distinguished by their dark metal cladding and generous balconies.