brisac gonzalez integrates rooftop housing with carpark in bordeaux brisac gonzalez integrates rooftop housing with carpark in bordeaux
feb 18, 2014

brisac gonzalez integrates rooftop housing with carpark in bordeaux

brisac gonzalez architects integrates rooftop housing with carpark in bordeaux
image © artefactory
all images courtesy of brisac gonzalez architects




the integrated proposal by london-based brisac gonzalez architects sees a housing complex positioned on top of a green car parking building in bordeaux. the 16 000m2 development was commissioned by vinci/adim and is part of the ‘euratlantique’ project that is spread across three municipalities bordeaux, bègles and floriac in france. located close to the banks of the garonne river, the site comprises of 1400m2 retail on the ground floor, a 450 space carpark over four levels plus 19 rooftop apartments – including 5 duplexes ranging from one to three bedrooms with generous gardens and terraces.


view of the combined housing, retail and car parking building from rue de brienne
image © artefactory



the interior of the parking space offers a dynamic atmosphere with vibrantly painted ceilings, the integrated lighting scheme and the reflective surfaces of automobiles. the expansive, open floors offer high levels of daylight to filter through as well as cross ventilation and views out to the river. 

the masterplan of the ‘euratlantique’ development in bordeaux



the ‘euratlantique’ aims to create an international business center that will combine various neighborhoods, shops, offices and also the transformation of the bordeaux saint- jean train station. the development is based partly on the fast rail link with paris – a major rail connection between southern and northern europe by 2020. it is envisioned that the area will have 30 000 new residents and 20 000 new jobs will be created.

diagram showing the ‘carrefour sud-ouest euratlantique’


reference for the colorful interiors


housing concept


housing plan


parking plan


program diagram


elevation from rue de brienne



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  • good idea to begin with and then well developed also

    dbkii says:
  • Good concept but why would we want to see the cars? AND it looks like disaster waiting to happen n’es pas?

    Rich says:
  • love it!

    videl says:

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