Château d’Eau de Villiers-le-Bel (95)

The Water Castle of Villiers-le-Bel (95), France – Petite Architecture Citoyenne Competition

Client : CAUE 95

Location : Villiers-le-Bel, France

Project : Petite architecture citoyenne Competition

Mission : Architecture HQE® Competition


Area : 100 m²

Cost : 100k € HT

Date : 2009

The vertical 3-storey sculpture is a symbol of assemblance, of mutual aid and of ecology : It offers a view of the city, holds a meeting space for different associations of the neighborhood, of the schools and proposes a waste-management system by a common collect for surrounding buildings. The accompanied public garden is supplied by the water collected in the rainwater reservoir at the top of the structure.