Eiffage Immobilier and Pitch Promotion chosen to realize the new district of Nice: Joia Méridia

Eiffage Immobilier and Pitch Promotion chosen to realize the new district of Nice: Joia Méridia

Eiffage Immobilier and Pitch Promotion are going to realize for the planner EPA Nice Eco valley this new district of 73 492 m ², answering criteria of durability, innovation, landscaped insertion and high architectural quality.

On December 20th of this year, the grouping Pitch Promotion (for 70 %) - Eiffage Immobilier (for 30 %) and the Lambert Lenack agency, the architect coordinator, won the projects call " Destination Méridia " of the metropolis Nice Cote d'Azur and the EPA Nice Eco valley.

At the center of the future urban high-tech city Nice Méridia, in the plain of the Var, on the West of Nice (Alpes-Maritimes); this new district will include:

-          about 51 000 m ² of housing (that is approximately 800 housing with a majority in entry, housing at mastered prices and social housing),

-          7 900 m ² of hotel business and serviced accommodation,

-          2 850 m ² of offices and services,

-          4685 m ² of convenience stores,

-          and 1 220 spaces of private and public parking lots.

Its mixed programming is carried towards the new practices, a hotel, shared and dynamic workplaces, hybrid buildings and flexible housing will be also built.

« Joia Méridia » (which means enjoyment in the native language of Nice) intends to rethink and to revisit the city of Nice of the XXIth century by conferring him an identity and a soul azuréenne, in echo in the historic city.

Designed by an architects' team of international fame, the district presents a big convergence between the urban forms and the open spaces. The weft of the district settles down from a network of three places with which are connected to three types of buildings: the Metropolitan Place, the Place Méridia and the Patio.

Committed in the Ecodistrict initiative, Joia Méridia works to promote an exemplary Ecocity through a triple approach:

-          strong environmental criteria (standard label WELL Community, Reference executive of the environmental quality of Éco-Vallée, NF Housing environment HQE and label E+C-, network smart grid),

-          societal innovations (house of the health, hub sportsman within the well-being city, the urban agriculture, the short-lived business, etc.),

-         unique economic models (hybrid spaces, temporary occupation).

Needs of thermal cover for the whole district is insured by a power plant of geothermal production implanted in the district. The interdependence and the energy follow-up of each of the buildings are realized by the implementation of a specific distribution network with said variable smart grid flow.

Besides, the project offers 4 000 m ² of urban agriculture in which 2 000 m ² are cultivated gardens.