A wooden tower in the sky of Rouen: Eiffage Immobilier will realize on the ZAC Rouen Flaubert a mixed set of 12,000 m²

A wooden tower in the sky of Rouen: Eiffage Immobilier will realize on the ZAC Rouen Flaubert a mixed set of 12,000 m²

Within the eco-district of the ZAC Rouen Flaubert, Eiffage Immobilier will create a mixed project consisting of a 3* hotel residence, accessed housing and a wooden tower of 25m. This tower, a symbol of the neighbourhood’s approach to sustainable development, will welcome the future offices of the North-West teams of Eiffage Construction, Eiffage Route and Eiffage Energie Systèmes. The work is expected to start at the end of 2020 for a provisional delivery in 2023.

In direct connection with the city centre, the ZAC Rouen Flaubert enjoys a strategic location at the foot of the Guillaume-Le-Conquérant bridge and on the edge of the new axis of the future BHNS line 4.
This set consists of an urban sequence on Rondeau Avenue and a more intimate interior street façade with a total area of 12,000m². Eiffage Immobilier, in collaboration with the architecture agency ARTEFACT, plans the construction:
- a 5300 m² office wooden tower in R+8 that will constitute the new Eiffage campus in the Northwest,
- from a 3* hotel residence of 3400 ² with 95 rooms in R+5,
- a local activity (future business or professional),
- of a building with 65 units in R+7 that will be sold at retail,
- 7 “atypical townhouses” with gardens,
- parking on 2 levels 300 places.
The entire programme will meet the BEPOS Effinergie 2017 requirements and will benefit from the NF Habitat housing label.
The city of Rouen therefore joins the cities that have take the challenge of the wood with the realization of demonstrators buildings of medium and high height whose qualities of the structures and the arrangements realized in wood will constitute European references.
The Eiffage Construction teams will be in charge of the works and will apply the approach initiated by the interdepartmental agency Plan urbanisme construction architecture (Puca) and the Association for the development of wooden living buildings (Adivbois) to realize the wooden tower. This building will have a central concrete core intended to counteract the whole, but all the rest of the structure, including the floors, will be made of beech.
This wooden tower of the ZAC Rouen Flaubert affirms once again the will of Eiffage Construction to innovate in the constructive modes with the development of the construction in dry line. This operation is in addition to numerous wooden projects in progress such as the 17-storey Hyperion tower in Bordeaux or the social residence in Salon de Provence.