New housing has been unveiled on Rue de la Tour Jacob in the Clausen neighbourhood. The whole building was upgraded and refurbished to meet current building regulations. The build- ing’s façade was preserved given its remarkable architectural quality. Four social housing units have been built for the rental market. The building now features four private basements and two ground-floor studio flats with a surface of 29m2. Each has a living room and separate bathroom. The 1st and 2nd floors each house a two-bedroom flat covering around 64m2, featuring a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom. Finally, the communal bins and bike racks are located in the rear courtyard.
It was particularly important that the building be insulated efficiently, especially the base- ment floor, roof and windows. Mineral wool was used to insulate the rear façade. Furthermore, controlled mechanical ventilation systems regulate the climate indoors, while a gas condenser boiler has been fitted to produce domestic hot water.
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PHOTO: Simon Verjus (Maison Moderne)