Rue Clouet has been shortlisted in the Guernsey Design Awards 2014. The Guernsey Housing Association project was designed by architects Create and built by JW Rihoy & Son.
Rue Clouet marked phase one in the redevelopment of the Bouet housing estate to create one and two bedroom apartments, which are aimed at the older generation. A residents’ meeting room was built at the heart of the project.
The development consists, mainly, of two storey units, with a number of three storey buildings to provide focal points, on the estate. Each unit has its own front door, which provides the occupier ownership, to avoid communal spaces.
The flats were designed with a simple layout. Thermal and acoustic requirements were set above current building regulations, with each unit having high levels of insulation, solar panels and constructed to an airtight standard and with mechanical extract ventilation systems with heat recovery.
Pedestrians have been provided priority with the inclusion of cobbles to slow traffic on the estate. A mixture of coloured render and timber cladding has created an interesting exterior design, but will keep maintenance to a minimum.
To vote for Rue Clouet in the Guernsey Design Awards 2014 please visit http://www.guernseydesignawards.com/peoples-choice-award-2014/
Posted: 28 February 2014