Chamonix is the capital of skiing and mountaineering and offers 119 km of pistes, spread over 3 areas. It is the highest municipality in Western Europe and is the starting point for the most prestigious ascents to summits with mythical names
(Mont Blanc, the Drus, the Aiguille Verte, the Grandes Jorasses...).
A few steps from the centre of Chamonix, the White Pearl residence is set in a grandiose natural setting. It consists of :
- premises intended for Orange, which will retain their use;
- housing sold to private individuals for purchase;
- 6 homes sold to the OPH Haute Savoie (social landlord)
According to the project's architect, Antoine Dassonville, White Pearl is :
"An exceptional residence located in an exceptional town: Chamonix; Quality architecture, simple and timeless; 28 flats with a unique view of the Mont Blanc and Brevent summits; Comfortable and warm interiors with selected fittings and large bay windows."
White Pearl offers flats from 2 to 6 rooms, with spacious volumes that open onto the outside. The facades are open thanks to large bay windows and beautiful terraces extending from the living rooms, offering unique views of the surrounding mountains.
The programme includes top-of-the-range services designed by the interior design firm Studio Arch:
"Living in the world capital of mountaineering is no small matter. To live in harmony
to live in harmony with this exceptional environment, it was necessary to create interiors
that stand out. To do this, we propose to use simple, locally available materials, "rebranded".
The Chamonix architecture has been redesigned in a contemporary graphic spirit. Particular attention was paid to natural materials such as wood (used in particular through the use of Berry oak parquet flooring) and stone.
This operation was also the scene of a number of technical feats for our teams, since the work was carried out on an occupied site. The Orange teams, already present in the building to be refurbished, were obliged to keep the telecommunication antennas located on the roof of building C in operation, ensuring communications with the refuges throughout the Chamonix valley. The telecommunication antennas were moved to the crane shaft, particularly during the "structural work" phase, so as not to disrupt the reception of the various telecommunication signals.
In addition, an effort was made to limit the deconstruction of the old project, and the rehabilitation of the latter. Only 30% of the land was artificially modified. All these actions have enabled "White Pearl" to obtain RT 2012 and NF Habitat certifications.
Congratulations to our Centre-Est teams for this great success! This project is a perfect illustration of our expertise as a developer and builder of top-of-the-range developments in the mountains.
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Project owner: Eiffage Immobilier
General contractor: Eiffage Construction
Architect: Dassonville et dalmais architectes et associés