The future residence of St. Louis has been revealed

The future residence of St. Louis has been revealed

” Launch. » Six days after the “St. In operation. The committee made its decision and…

” Launch. » Six days after the “St. In operation. The committee has made its decision and will be presented to the municipal council on Thursday, December 7.

An east-west crossing with Saint-Pierre Cathedral in the background.


An east-west crossing with Saint-Pierre Cathedral in the background.

DGM Associates

The winners of the restructuring of the Bernard Building, which runs along the street of the same name, are the architecture firm DGM Associés and the real estate developer Lacroix Wasover. An association that emerged, for the mayor, by “understanding the city of Saintes better.”

“Create porosity”

Although adjustments will inevitably be made, the future face of St. Louis is clearly emerging. It represents a key element revealed by architect Yves Tugard. These are the penetrations between north, south, east and west within an island that today forms a single bloc. These future paths, with a cross-shaped form, will be available to everyone. “The idea is to create porosity” and “urban connections” by rehabilitating these wasteful urban lands that are so massive.

Mayor Bruno Drabrun, architect Yves Tugard, Action Assistant Joel Therrien, and Florian Nicolas, responsible for Action Cœur de ville.


Mayor Bruno Drabrun, architect Yves Tugard, Action Assistant Joel Therrien, and Florian Nicolas, responsible for Action Cœur de ville.

SJ / “Southwest”

It has been clear since the submission of the “St. It is also about avoiding costly archaeological excavations, as was the case in the project of former mayor Jean-Philippe Machon.

An aerial view of the project.


An aerial view of the project.

DGM Associates

Housing construction will therefore depend on what already exists with demolitions on the margins. A large rectangular unit will only be “lightened” to form an L. The façade coatings will be in ocher for the Charentaise stone and wood cladding. The landscaping is very present there with lines and squares of greenery extending to the rooftops occupied by penthouse apartments (set back from the facade) in two or three-storey buildings.

Three types of accommodation

127 residential units are expected to be constructed: 10% T1, 70% T2 and T3 and 20% T4 and T5, architect details. There are three types of housing in this division: social housing supported by SIMS; Housing approved by Action Logement, an Action Cœur de ville program that financially supports private investors in the rehabilitation of city center buildings and their eventual soft sale. Each apartment will have underground parking.

If the investment amount is still shrouded in mystery, one thing is certain: the 7,000 square meters (on land) and premises of the Barnard Building will be sold by the city for €1.4 million, according to a real estate estimate. This island is part of the “Saint Louis Plateau” group, which covers an area of ​​2.4 hectares.

The mayor announced that the first dismantling and decontamination operations should take place “at the beginning of 2025.” Once the site is “clean”, twenty-one months of work will follow.

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