Imagine Angers, Gambetta site Angers (France)

General presentation

Contexte & enjeux

The Semaphore, contemporary housing emerging above the roofs of Angers.

The Semaphore heralds our homes of the future by proposing a new way of living: more economical, more open, more connected and more user-friendly, in line with our evolving lifestyles. Connected housing with an emphasis on the outdoors, new generation shared accommodation for young professionals, shared parking…. this residence in the heart of the city is ahead of its time.

The Semaphore proposes to extend the gardening culture of Angers through a viable biodiversity. The terraces and central garden offer a friendly environment for neighbours to share, a green setting that reconnects residents and visitors with nature. Whether an ornamental or edible garden, this is a landscape that radiates and diffuses in different forms and at different scales, encouraging sharing, education and biophilia, and in this way the building becomes an ecosystem.

Technical descriptive


64 connected houses / 44 shared houses for young professionals / co-working space / cornershop and concierge service / gym / restaurant and culinary opportunities / rooftop / garden


Groupe DUVAL


2018 innovative call for proposals “Imagine Angers”


8 000 m² floor area


13,2 M€

Environmental performance

RT (thermal regulations) 2012 – 20%, NF HABITAT HQE (high environmental quality) certification, E2C1 label, Biodivercity label