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Multiple dwellings – Le Stephanos Nantes

Project data


Residential housing project in Nantes (Loire Atlantique), supported by our Joris Ide Bretagne office. 


Standard-bearer of a city-dweller's revival

Nantes is a rapidly growing town, meaning that new housing is regularly needed… 

Le Stéphanos is part of the major urban project 'Erdre Porterie' [gatehouse Erdre] that consists of creating a sustainable district where contemporary constructions are energy-efficient and where public spaces retain the site's natural qualities.


Let the light in

The combination of solid and perforated JI Breva 27 profiles gives the buildings a unique contrast, thus demonstrating the architectural possibilities offered by the range of Joris Ide facades.

A few strong architectural principles:

  • Each floor seems to be independent of the other levels, pushed forward from overhanging spaces with perforation of the balconies.

  • Perforation of balconies: use as sunshade / screen, with terraces orientated to let light in

Stephanos was dreamt up by architect Christophe Rousselle, based on the same outline as another project built at Rennes, Equatoria.

Its architectural style give the buildings a contemporary, avant-garde appearance.

Two buildings providing a total of 35 multiple dwellings

The facade is clad with stainless steel and sparkles brilliantly

This steel decor generates multiple reflections linked to the planted environment 

Perforations hint at the intimacy of the building

An inspiring building in an environment blending construction styles (wood/concrete)