Écocité ViaSilva
Opportunities : Tertiary

The Via Silva eco-city

Urban diversity at the heart of this urban jungle

Situated to the east of the city of Rennes, practically in the Cesson-Sévigné commune, the Via Silva eco-city always has a warm welcome for its new inhabitants and future employees. This urban development plan aims to combine quality of life and comfortable working conditions with respect for nature and architectural heritage, but also to facilitate economic growth and environmental and technological innovation.

A rapidly growing district

Labelled an “eco-city” by the government, this area is committed to ensuring sustainability for the existing districts and for the Rennes Atalante Technology Park. Via Silva was designed according to the principles of managing sustainable urban development. It aims to offer a better quality of life for its inhabitants and employees by allowing them to access more services and facilities, while also encouraging the development of sustainable practices in everyday life (controlling water and energy usage and waste for example). 

…In the hearth of nature

Surrounded by three nature areas (Gayeulles outdoors activity centre, river Vilaine valley and Rennes forest), this site has adapted to the preexisting surrounding natural environment. In order to ensure that the inhabitants and employees benefit from these spaces, leisure centres, outdoor nature centres and nature observation points have been built. Homes and places of work will be built directly beside parks and two new metro stations on line B.

This is a future-oriented region that relies on excellent urban design

Sustaining and strengthening the neighbouring technopoles, Rennes Atalante Beaulieu and Saint-Sulpice, are the goals of such urban planning. This heavily technology-orientated site has already charmed global businesses such as  Technicolor (520 employees, and the Group’s most important R&D centre worldwide), Cap Gemini (860 employees), Harmonic (the world leader in advanced solutions for video compression with 400 employees), as well as OVH, Dassault Systems