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Case study: Le 31 in Lille, France

In a society that is undergoing radical change – and in response to the new ways of living and working – we created a ‘Next Gen’ urban concept in Lille, France. ‘Le 31’ covers 25,000 m2, with a mix of leisure & entertainment activities, street food, streetwear, a hotel, and (co-)working spaces. We created a community that encompasses a wide but complementary spectrum of activities and services in one single emblematic location. This new ecosystem of working, living, learning, and having fun, will provide its users with activities that are complementary, sustainable, diverse and future-proof.

Key measures

  • Replacement of old heating and air conditioning equipment.
  • Creation of a green roof.
  • Increased glazing efficiency with access to natural lighting and the power of limited artificial lighting.
  • LED lighting installed by the tenants.
  • Installation of smart metering.

Learnings & Challenges

From the very start of the redevelopment design phase it is important to think differently about the optimalisation of new transportation methods, such as facilities for bicycles and electric vehicles. This will optimise access to the asset today and in the

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