5 avenue des Quarante Journaux
33000 Bordeaux




In progress

Surface area

47 000 m²


BLP, Tank, Maud Caubet, Jean-Pierre Buffi, Landscale, Nadau et Flint

Delivery date


Acquired by Covivio in 2004, this 9,000 m² former tertiary site on the banks of Bordeaux Lake, previously occupied by IBM, will give way to the Noème residential district from 2024. The result will be a unique quality of life just fifteen minutes from the city centre.

Transforming offices into homes on the waterfront 

Between now and 2024, the former IBM offices on the banks of Lake Bordeaux will be transformed into a residential area of 47,000 m² and 700 homes, divided into six blocks. By offering different types of housing for different generations, this district will be an example of rich and varied programming, a source of social and cultural links. It will also stand out for the diversity of its uses: housing, coworking spaces, restaurants, a shared vegetable garden and greenhouse, a bicycle repair workshop, etc., all set in a pine forest environment that encourages soft mobility. 

Programme: 6 blocks with different housing styles, totalling 700 homes

  • An intergenerational residence (124 homes) 
  • A coliving residence (190 beds) 
  • 427 family homes 
  • 2 inclusive houses 

a wide range of services  

Defined in close consultation with the town, the Noème programme is tailor-made, incorporating over 3,500 m² of services: gym, coworking space, lake view restaurant, crèche, artists’ and craftsmen’s studios, shops, shared spaces, urban gîte, etc. 

Given the scale of this project, Bordeaux City Council and Bordeaux Métropole wanted to anticipate all the issues involved in converting the site into housing. Discussions with Covivio focused on the quality of the project, its density, programming and public service requirements. Covivio listened carefully to what we had to say in order to adapt the programme, as evidenced by the Urban Partnership Project agreement signed in 2019 and the introduction, during the course of the project, of housing available under the Bail Réel Solidaire scheme.

Emeline Dumoulin
Head of the Urban Development Centre, Bordeaux Métropole 

Ideally located on line C of the tramway, Noème will offer 500 parking spaces, as well as a range of mobility alternatives to the private car: a car-sharing solution, the use of bicycles in the heart of the district, as well as self-service hire of bicycles and electric scooters. 

A sustainable project 

Sustainable development is at the heart of this project, with the reuse of materials from deconstruction, the use of bio-sourced materials from short supply chains, and a focus on the thermal comfort of homes…  

Particular attention is also being paid to biodiversity: the 33,000 m² of green space, 40% of which is open ground, will be accompanied by the planting of 240 trees and indigenous plants, the installation of beehives, the recycling of green waste, the introduction of urban agriculture and short distribution channels. 

Noème in 3 words


Converting offices into housing is an opportunity to imagine the housing of the future, as in the redevelopment of these former IBM premises next to Bordeaux Lake.


From demolition to construction, including the creation of green spaces, environmental and climate issues have been the guiding principles of the Noème project.


A project that combines different uses and different types of housing that can accommodate all generations: coliving, intergenerational residence, "family" housing, etc.

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