A flexible and multi-functional space

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Programme type Offices
Location ZAC Bastide Niel, Bordeaux
Gironde (33), France
Delivery date 2ème trimestre 2021
Built area 2 200 m2

A contemporary and timeless architecture...

The Bastide Niel ZAC project, on the right bank of the Garonne, is an atypical urban project. A whole urban composition (offices, housing, shops, schools) and a division by blocks have been designed from former barracks on 35 hectares to facilitate optimal sunlight and natural ventilation along the streets.

The objective of this urban project, which was developed by Winy Maas of the MVRDV agency and commissioned by Bordeaux Metropole, is to create a dense, intimate, mixed, bright and green city centre district.

... which encourages exchanges and collaborative work

Unity offers open, collaborative workspaces, bright thanks to the sloping sides and the mezzanines, adapted to the needs of users and companies. It provides a global answer to changes in usage, thanks to the rental solutions and flexible arrangements offered by Walter.

Market research, project planning
October 2018
Permits filed
January 2020
Start of construction
Summer 2021
Delivery date
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The premises have sloping sides and large openings to provide very bright spaces, making the concept modular, scalable and even reversible. Finally, this constraint of form ensures energy optimisation: maximum sunshine, a photovoltaic plant producing 25,000 kW/h and the NF Effinergie + tertiary building label.

Video interview: the Unity project in a nutshell

Sébastien Clert - Head of Environmental Transition, Patriarche. Office of Architecture

The Unity project in video

Unity, le nouveau lieu de travail de la métropole bordelaise