The Low Carbon Technological Park

The Low Carbon Technological Park
Creation of a Low Carbon Technological Park, Lagord (17)

Client: CDA (Communauté d’Agglomération de La Rochelle)
Team: G. Studio, architectes urbanistes (mandataire) – Après la pluie, paysagistes – SLI, ingénierie VRD – AEU, écologie urbaine – ITEM, Bureau d’études circulation
Mission: Orientations et programmation, Maîtrise d’œuvre des espaces publics, Cahier des charges des macro-lots

Progress: Chantier
Delivery Date: 2016
Area: 27.000 m2
Cost: 7.000.000 € (espaces publics)

On the 27 hectars of the former Lagord military terrain, the conurbation is developing an urban operation that willl be a technological, economic, and social showcase for tomorrow’s sustainable quartiers. The activity will welcome innovative firms in the domains of eco-efficenct energy and the rehabilitation of buildings with environmental standards such as:

  • A laboratory hub (experimental lab);
  • An educational hub with the creation of a vocational training center in the technologies and processes in sustainable construction;
  • The new regional headquarters of the Crédit Agricole bank;
  • A residential hub with housing for 300.

The Public Park estabiishes a connection with the elements in the programs. It is organized to obtain the best environmental track-record.
Particular attention is paid to the choice of plants and the recycling of material in place to permit mastering energy consumption during the implementation and running.
The park is also a new leisure, relaxation and meeting area for the Lagord inhabitants be they already settled or to come.