With a dual focus of building durability and harmony with the surrounding character, the architects chose to clad the façades in terracotta, according to a colour palette worked with subtlety. 2500 m² have been clad in hand-moulded briquettes in two colours: pink-white and dark brown. Positioned in a highly visual manner, the bricks interlink here in the style of a zip fastener. What is the intention of this light/dark duality? To strengthen the impression of relief generated intrinsically by this highly-textured façade product. This is without obtaining a chequered effect; rather a dark, nuanced façade is offset by varying shades of colours dancing in the daylight.
Combined with the living façade of the student residence, the terracotta reveals all of its natural charm here and embodies the ambition of the architects with flair: creating living buildings, buildings that breathe, buildings with a strong link with the earth. A beautiful success.