RETHINK THE USE OF BUILDINGS

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Rabot Dutilleul’s selling points can be summed up in two principles: complete expertise across the property value chain and bespoke solutions. This means providing customers with strong support by jointly developing suitable, high-performance and relevant offerings. The Group’s know-how involves giving extra thought, going beyond the boundaries of the construction sector, thinking in terms of usages and adapting to all types of audiences!

 

A NEW WAY OF LIFE AT WORK

Offices are much more than just places of work. Today, what do people expect from the business they work for? Simply to feel good. The professional workplace should be a vehicle for self-realisation, notably by providing greater flexibility and spaces suitable for diverse ways of working. Well-being is no longer a trend, it’s the new benchmark. 

ShAKe, a mixed-use construction programme designed by Nacarat and built by Rabot Dutilleul Construction and Les Entreprises Louis De Waele, presents itself as the flagship project for 2021. With its broad range of services, ShAKe will provide its occupants with a quality of use essential to their well-being. The energy and environmental aspects of the programme will be aiming to qualify for BBC Effinergie 2017 E2C1 labelling and for BREEAM© Excellent certification, thanks to the provision of high-quality services, such as: a glass façade that favours the admission of natural light; natural ventilation; solar panels and biodiversity in the environment. A variety of living spaces will co-exist, including: offices, co-working spaces, a start-up incubator, but also shops, an auditorium, a crèche, a fitness centre... all grouped around a 900 sq. m “village square”. The “5th façade” will comprise close to 4,000 sq. m. of terraces that will afford people unprecedented views of the city of Lille from each level of the building.

"The ShAKe building meets the needs of a real company project: to welcome employees to a space designed to encourage them to work differently." Laurent Roubin, Chairman of the Management Board of Caisse d’Epargne Hauts de France.

 

 

HOUSING LAB : NACARAT’S “USER CENTRIC” APPROACH 

The housing lab calls into question preconceived ideas on housing by asking: how can we make the property market smarter to meet the real challenges facing users? Innovation is based on three pillars: first, well-being and health; second, modularity and flexibility; and finally, connectivity. The teams were inspired by the principles and methodology of design. This means they put the user at the centre of their reflection, and did so at a very early stage in the chain. Testers will be spending some time in a prototype of a home, after which Nacarat will question them on their experiences and the proposed innovations. This process forms part of the Lille World Capital of Design event in 2020.

 

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR SENIORS 

Eight persons out of 10 wish to die at home. Thanks to Rabot Dutilleul this is possible with well thought out homes that foster intergenerational mixing and with evolving housing units that enhance the quality of life over the long term. In 2018, several projects of this kind were delivered or developed: Les Mille Roses in Mons-en-Baroeul developed by Nacarat and built by Rabot Dutilleul Construction; la Résidence Coquelets in Nivelles (Belgium) built by Les Entreprises Louis De Waele; and the future Domaine des Diamants Blancs in Croix developed by Nacarat and built by Rabot Dutilleul Construction. A total of 240 homes! By providing more support and fostering social ties, senior citizens can lead their lives in better conditions.  

 

SIX MONTHS OF EVENTS BRING “À LA CROISÉE DES S(CÉ)ENS” TO LIFE 

The “À la Croisée des S[cé]EnS” project developed by Nacarat and Pitch Promotion (which won the Greater Paris call for projects “Let’s invent the Greater Paris Metropolis”) proposes to rehabilitate the Chateau de l’Amiral in the town of Sceaux by turning it into a locavore restaurant with a kitchen garden, a brewery, premises for holding events and an internationally renowned cooking school. Consultations with local residents initiated at the start of the project were followed up with events. Before the works began, the land was used for six months as a temporary meeting place. The programme included artists in residence, exhibitions, markets for creative people, yoga classes, etc.

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