A group of residents from Le Bono, initially representing 6 households, decided to gather around common values in 2010 to design a shared housing project. Drafting a Charter starting from a founding text that combines living together, environmental concern and the social and solidary economy provided the common thread for the design and implementation of this project, which bears its name: “the Thread” (“le fil” in French).
The Pays Saint Méen Montauban urban community decided to use 90% biosourced materials to build this nursery on its territory. Straw bales, wood and clay soil are therefore the main resources making up this construction. The urban community also called for citizens’ involvement as part of a participatory construction site and all the stakeholders were consulted in the process.
Cet immeuble de bureaux accueillant 35 postes de travail a été conçu sur une démarche de sobriété :
- D’une architecture discrète il s’intègre parfaitement au paysage rural,
- Son impact environnemental a été minimisé par l’utilisation de matériaux biosourcés (bois, paille et terre crue), à faible énergie grise.
- « low tech » il n’est pas équipé de chauffage fixe mais dispose d’une isolation renforcée et de panneaux photovoltaïques lui permettant de produire 7 fois plus d’énergie qu’il n’en consomme,
- Le coût de construction est faible
This office building, which houses 35 workstations, was designed with a sober approach:
- With its discrete architecture, it fits perfectly into the rural landscape,
- Its environmental impact has been minimised by using bio-sourced materials (wood, staw and mud bricks) with low grey energy
- As a “low tech” building, it is not equipped with fixed heating but has reinforced insulation and photovoltaic panels enabling it to produce 7 times more energy than it consumes.
- Low construction cost