Sustainable cohousing in Pepinster

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Project location

Lieu-dit des Nids d'Aguesses, 4860 Pepinster

Building contractor(s)

Domovoi S.A..?Rue de l'écluse 21, 6000 Charleroi

Year of completion

Permit granted

Type of contract



33 individual grouped homes

Budget excluding VAT and fees

+/- €4,200,000

Surface area

3,740m² built
10,362 m² site and surroundings


The program consists in the creation of a group of homes that incorporate the principles of sustainable development.

Situated on a particularly green site, the project communicates with its surrounding environment through its dimensions, colours and materials while aiming to create a whole with its own identity, an expression of its time. The image of sustainable construction (compactness, density) based on ecological and economic principals, and human values are linked directly to the very essence of the project.

Each of the buildings is formed out of terraces and landings to reflect the declivity of the site and to maintain its rural character.

Together they provide a social and generational mix thanks to the diverse range of homes available.

Techniques used

- System of prefabricated, modular construction, based on a concrete structure.?-      Hollow core slab flooring and walls guaranteeing thermal inertia and acoustic insulation
-          Centralised management of heating, ventilation and electricity in a single technical rack.

ARTAU Architectures