Lilo Douzet et Guillaume Meunier
Elioth by Egis
Published on June 29, 2020

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Hébert district: bioclimatic design for an exemplary district

Between Porte de la Chapelle and Porte d'Aubervilliers in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, a brand new district is to gradually emerge, offering more than 5 hectares of green spaces, housing and offices. To allow the district to optimally blend into its environment, a bioclimatic study and recommendations were deemed necessary...

Quartier Hébert

- Crédits : LAQ

40,000 m2 of offices, 50,000 m2 of dwellings, 10,000 m2 of shops, a 4,000 m2 square and gardens, as well as 4,000 m2 dedicated to training and educational facilities and a day nursery: such is the diverse make-up of the Hébert project. To deliver such an urban redevelopment project in an area previously dedicated to railway warehouses, and which moreover has to be in line with the objectives of the City of Paris' Climate Plan, environmental issues have become an absolute priority. Elioth, a subsidiary of the Egis group specialising in R&D and low-carbon innovation project management, implemented the entire environmental strategy based on bioclimatic engineering expertise.

Bioclimatic engineering dedicated to the urban project

First step: the bioclimatic study, in other words a logbook that explains how the neighbourhood works from a bioclimatic point of view. We studied the behaviour of the neighbourhood: wind corridors, sunshine, direct radiation, energy management potential, possible heat connections, impact of the project on the urban heat level, etc. After this study comes the second stage: the drafting of the CRAUPE, or "book of architectural, urban, landscape and environmental recommendations". This document is first drawn up on the scale of the district, then adapted for each lot, with regard to the urban plan and the bioclimatic study that precedes it. This leads to sets of lot specifications that will be used by future developers and architects. These recommendations will have a direct impact on the design of housing and buildings aiming at an exemplary living environment.

Double facing apartments, 100% active roofs with solar panels, quiet and shady courtyards, well exposed facades, protection against noise pollution, use of materials from the dry sector (wood, stone, earth), storage facilities for soft modes of transport... Everything has been planned so that the Hébert project becomes an exemplary neighbourhood. The first brick will be laid in a few months’ time.


Lilo Douzet

Project Manager, Elioth (Egis Group)


Guillaume Meunier

Deputy Director, Elioth (Egis Group)



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