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Eco-neighbourhood

Bouygues Construction is actively involved in making cities more environmentally-friendly by creating eco-neighbourhoods. This commitment is part of our desire to improve living conditions and entitles us to be the leader in sustainable construction.

The eco-neighbourhood is the closest urban construction project towards sustainable development. Housing, offices, shops and services: the eco-neighbourhood stands out because of its multifunctional approach to a residential area. To cut down on journeys, soft modes of transport are prioritised e.g. pedestrianised streets, cycle lanes. Eco-neighbourhoods go hand in hand with social diversity to promote exchanges among residents. To improve living conditions, eco-neighbourhoods have green landscape designs that are adapted to the environment.

Welcome to Miami

Beneath the Florida sun, something new has risen up on the skyline of the most Latin city in the United States, Miami—the Brickell City Centre. Our subsidiary Americaribe has gone big for its first project in the country, with this vast 500,000 m² complex whose shopping centre opened in December 2016. Here are some images […]

Losinger Marazzi construction sites in the north-east

We’re continuing our visit to Switzerland, this time taking a look at our subsidiary Losinger Marazzi’s projects in the north-east of the country. Here are some great photos from 2016: – Greencity is the flagship project for both Losinger Marazzi and Bouygues Construction. It’s the first sustainable neighbourhood in Switzerland and is 2,000 Watts-certified. Having won […]

COP22: inventing the world of tomorrow!

Since 7 November, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) has been taking place in Marrakesh. The objective of this 2-week conference is to continue and to intensify the fight against climate change. Outside of the summit that brings together diplomats and heads of state from the entire world, the Bouygues Group, through its subsidiaries Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobilier, and Colas, is presenting its sustainable construction innovations.

Reinventing cities with the WWF

Over 350 participants including experts, start-ups, partners and clients came to discuss different ways of “reinventing cities” at the symposium co-organised by Bouygues Construction and WWF on 23 November in Paris. Recap of the event that was awarded the COP21 label. In 2050 more than half of the world’s population will live in cities, which […]

Solution COP21: eco-neighbourhoods are on the rise!

An eco-neighbourhood is a neighbourhood that combines a social and functional mix, economic vibrancy and environmental awareness. Beyond the ecological aspect, it also aims to develop another way of living together. France, lagging behind its Northern European neighbours, is striving for a comprehensive approach with examples like Bouygues Construction’s LinkCity. Here’s a look at these […]

Building and Civil Works, a rewarding career for a woman

Although some stereotypes may linger, others are losing ground. Who says building and civil works is no career for a woman? The “Awards for Women in Building and Civil Works”, organised by Le Moniteur on 16 December, of which Bouygues Construction was a partner, demonstrated that there are already women in construction companies and the […]

The winners of the 2014 Bouygues Construction Challenge!

The Bouygues Construction Challenge ended on 27 November after two days of intense competition between the 12 teams. After outlining their projects to two juries, only four teams were able to present their eco-connected and civic neighbourhood to 250 members of the public during the grand finale. Following a text message vote, the room chose […]

Eco-neighbourhood brought to light

Creating pleasant, eco-friendly living spaces is one of Bouygues Construction’s ambitions! Having honed its expertise in eco-neighbourhoods through several accomplishments, Bouygues Construction presented LinkCity, its sustainable neighbourhood initiative, at its Campus Innovation event in October. This is a perfect opportunity to take a look at the Group’s past and future construction projects in pictures. For […]

A connected district with a human face for a revolutionized 2014 Challenge!

The Bouygues Construction Challenge is launched! For the 18th Bouygues Construction Challenge, the annual competition for students, teams are being asked to innovate. In previous years, competitors were asked to reply to a call for tenders inspired by key projects in the Group’s portfolio, such as the Nîmes-Montpellier bypass and the Beaugrenelle shopping centre. This […]

New partnership agreement on urban biodiversity

Four years after agreeing their first partnership, Bouygues Construction and Noé Conservation have strengthened their collaboration intended to protect urban biodiversity. This is a vital initiative: 93% of French people questioned1 believe it is important to develop green spaces in cities and 75% of them1 consider that it would be possible to create them in […]

Energy Hack, when energy-saving becomes a game!

Spending creative energy to save on energy – this is the social challenge launched by Energy Hack! Last winter, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Habitat Social, a Bouygues Construction subsidiary, organised the first collaborative computer programming challenge or Hackathon, with the aim of creating a game, an IT application, that could be used by housing inhabitants to help […]

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