Creating a 'Next Gen' urban concept in Lille, France

Lille, France

Le 31 facade (3)

In a society that is undergoing radical change we created a ‘Next Gen’ urban concept in Lille, France, in response to the new ways of living and working. ‘Le31’ covers 25,000 sqm., with a mix of leisure & entertainment activities, street food, streetwear, a hotel, and (co-)working spaces. We created a community that encompasses a wide but complementary spectrum of activities and services in one single emblematic location. This new ecosystem of working, living, learning, and having fun, will provide its users with activities that are communicative, sustainable, diverse and futureproof.

Key measures

  • Replacement of old heating and air conditioning equipment.
  • Creation of a green roof.
  • Increase glazing efficiency with access to natural lighting and the power of limited artificial lighting.
  • LED lighting installed by the tenants.
  • Installation of smart metering.


Early in the design phase of the redevelopment it is so important to think differently about the optimalisation of new transportation ways for example facilities for bikes & electric vehicles. This will optimise access to the asset today and in the future.

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