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Monaco’s offshore extension: ecological engineering at the core of project design
Two years later, the hamlet of Les Noés in Val-de-Reuil remains a benchmark eco-neighbourhood in Normandy.
Friday February 22nd, 2019
La Manufacture des Allumettes: Bringing a historic heritage site to life
A massive project undertaken almost 10 years ago, the Manufacture des Allumettes was converted and refurbished into rented social housing for the residents of the agglomeration. This innovative approach has two objectives: to preserve one of the town’s historic monuments; and to respond to the territorial issues faced by the whole region.
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