Eco – Friendly Famous French City – Dunkirk

Are you aware of the country famous for its eco-friendly and convenient housing projects? The expert will vote for France.

In 1991, the Neptune Project played a distinctive role in this field. It was in the city of Dunkirk where the second edition of the scheme started. It is an environment friendly project by architect Nicolas Michelin and Associates.Screen shot 2014-08-16 at 8.30.45 AM

Photo : Dainik Bhaskar.

In this project, the houses constructed cost very modestly but they have all imaginable modern, convenient facilities to live. Every house has in front terrace and a garden compulsorily. Besides the electricity, water and sewerage, the provision of plenty of natural light is provided. Therefore, the power consumption will be less. The houses are built that snowing or precipitation will not cause any damage. It is for this reason the city is drawing world’s attention.

Architect Nicolas has provided the parking lot in front of the building. All the houses look alike; water harvesting and wind energy have a prominent feature in this venture. The power will remain cheaper because of the solar energy and water collection and at the same time the living is eco-friendly. No burden on the balance of nature, and people get educated for being conscious of maintaining friendly relation with surroundings. The housing facility is for 800 – 1000 units construction in the project with the aim of being sustainable buildings having strategies for power, water and natural lighting as mentioned earlier.

The motor traffic will be on the main road so that the people can walk safely in the pollution free atmosphere and live in noise free environment.The buildings are boon to those living around and enjoy their stay with interesting neighborhood.

 

Harinder

Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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