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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.

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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
The facade is clad with stainless steel and sparkles brilliantly. This steel decor generates multiple reflections linked to the planted environment.

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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 appearance.

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