Edible Landscapes in Housing and Facilities

Welcoming, connected spaces designed for living and sharing

Produce a higher quality of life while also densifying urban centres

Foster a sense of community and improve tenant satisfaction

Promote educational activities in facilities

Bouygues Construction Projects

EOLE Evangile

The Éole Évangile project, an exceptional property located in north-eastern Paris, is home to a mixed-use development with 34,000 sq. meters of housing, hotels, hostels, modular offices and shops, as well as a living lab, a co-working space and an incubator specialising in environmental innovation. At the centre of this flourishing site is a 6,500-sq. meter garden that shapes the identity of this new Parisian hub, influencing all the different ways the space is used in this mixed-use project. This green belt, the project’s central feature, includes 3,800 sq. meters of public gardens, 2,000 sq. meters of green roofs, private gardens, family kitchen gardens, and more. These green spaces in Paris’ first zero-carbon neighbourhood blend seamlessly with sustainable architecture featuring low-carbon concrete and wooden façades.

NOËS ÉCOVILLAGE

Located on the banks of the Eure river, the Noës eco-village project promotes social diversity through 98 individual and collective social housing units and social access housing units. The diverse group of residents has access to shared programmes and services: a municipal daycare, on-site composting with organic waste collection and a compost area, a gardener’s shed managed by a social integration association that lends tools and advises residents, and more. This diversity project consists of three Eco-hamlets, each with their own town centre, a community meeting place with organic family gardens. The eco-village engages with the town through its organic orchards that are managed by a social integration company; the harvest is sold at the eco-village’s central market.

Inspirations
Prinzessinnengarten: A Model Urban Garden Community gardens in housing developments

Shared gardens for residential buildings

  • 6,000 sq. meters of community gardens on the site,
  • Restaurant in the garden,
  • Library,
  • Educational workshops
  • Three focuses: educational, economic and social

Inspirations
Bosco Verticale: An Urban Forest

Garden façades integrated into buildings :

    • Architectural designs produced by a partnership with horticulturists and botanists
    • Landscaping experiments
    • 900 trees, nests and feeders for bats
    • Managed by the co-op organisation and a team of arborists

Inspirations
Gary Comer Youth Centre:
A Mixed-Use Mode

      • Open to the public
      • Produces 450 kg of fruits and vegetables each year
      • Distributed to the local community

Inspirations
Majunga Eco-Garden: Restoring Biodiversity in the Concrete Jungle

The first in-ground garden in La Défense:

      • Located in the heart of the business district
      • 2,300 sq. meters open to the public
      • Planted with many vegetables, flowers and fruits
      • Promotes biodiversity by creating an ecosystem that attracts insects and birds to this dense urban area
      • The garden is also boasts a playground and pétanque court
      • Certified eco-garden
      • Wastewater is recycled in a closed circuit and used for fountains and watering

Inspirations
Vert-de-Maison Park: Converting an Empty Industrial Lot into a Community Space

      • Converting former industrial sites
      • 25,000 sq. meters of diverse plant life in a development with 3,500 housing units
      • Family gardens, orchards, an educational greenhouse, fountains and recreational areas for children and adults
      • In partnership with the Fédération Nationale des Jardins Familiaux et Collectifs
      • An initiative from the city of Maisons-Alfort to create a thriving community green space
      • Open to social housing residents from the neighbourhood.