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Cities and territories

Bouygues Construction is actively involved in making cities more environmentally-friendly by creating eco-neighbourhoods. This commitment is part of our desire to improve living conditions and entitles us to be the leader in sustainable construction.

The eco-neighbourhood is the closest urban construction project towards sustainable development. Housing, offices, shops and services: the eco-neighbourhood stands out because of its multifunctional approach to a residential area. To cut down on journeys, soft modes of transport are prioritised e.g. pedestrianised streets, cycle lanes. Eco-neighbourhoods go hand in hand with social diversity to promote exchanges among residents. To improve living conditions, eco-neighbourhoods have green landscape designs that are adapted to the environment.

Cities Are Taking Steps to Become Carbon Neutral

Responsible for 67% of global GHG emissions, cities are on the front line of this challenge. Two high-emissions sectors - transport and construction - are of direct concern to them. What are their margins of manoeuvre and trajectories to become low carbon and carbon neutral? What are the major assets of the local scale?

Air quality: housing’s new priority

We are what we eat, but we are also what we breath: more than 15 kg of air every day! And most of that air quality comes from confined spaces. We spend more than 80% of our time inside with many pollutants. New constructions could well bring a breath of fresh air…

Nature is also infiltrating new constructions in France.

In Grenoble, Bouygues Construction aims at “global” sustainable habitats! Imagine a self-contained building capable of … salvaging, filtering and reusing rainwater and grey water; capturing, storing, and redistributing solar energy; optimising waste management through waste sorting and composting; allowing each resident to feel responsible for their environment and act: social neighbour networks for mutual assistance […]

How can we develop and build in the context of “Zero net artificialisation” ?

23,000 hectares: this is the average annual area of natural, agricultural or forest land reallocated to urbanisation in France over recent years, the equivalent of 2.2 times the area of Paris, 33,000 football pitches or 19 million parking spaces. A figure which makes France one of the worst European students with regard to restraining real-estate development. The impact on biodiversity and CO2 emissions are such that there is an urgent need to hold back this effect. Although the target of Zero net artificialisation (ZAN) was written into the national biodiversity plan in July 2018, the strategy, method and means of bringing this into reality remains to be specified. Likewise the search for a denser, viable and liveable urban development model in large conurbations as well as town centres and small and medium-sized towns.

Quai 22 – the city reinvented

This area will be a great place to work, take it easy and unwind. The location, known as ‘Quai 22’, with its mix of city life, water and nature, will be situated on the banks of the river Deûle in the European Metropolis of Lille.

Cities to be: “From aspirational metropolis to inspirational city”

Providing levers for attaining the goals of sustainable development, such is the ambition of Cities to Be. In concrete terms, this means pooling experiences, solutions and best practices, generating momentum among the territories, and persuading players of the building sector to commit to such goals. All in the aim of creating a denser, more resilient city that offers, quite simply, a pleasant way of life.

The Olympic Games: a powerful lever for regional development

The Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a wonderful opportunity to rethink the regions through ambitious urban projects. This event associated with the Greater Paris area will enable the capital to perfect its status as a global city and accelerate the transformation of the Ile-de-France department. Spotlight on the impact of the Olympic Games on our cities and on the economic benefits derived from the magic of Olympism.

Welcome to Miami

Beneath the Florida sun, something new has risen up on the skyline of the most Latin city in the United States, Miami—the Brickell City Centre. Our subsidiary Americaribe has gone big for its first project in the country, with this vast 500,000 m² complex whose shopping centre opened in December 2016. Here are some images […]

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