THE BABEL COMMUNITY CONCEPT
INVENTING THE CITY OF GEN Y
By inaugurating the first Coliving building in France, THE BABEL COMMUNITY is revolutionizing the French real estate market in November 2017, just a stone’s throw from the Vieux Port in Marseille, on more than 4,000m². It is a hybrid building designed for its occupants. Young, nomadic, free, yet demanding. Sociable and committed to the community.
All of this is integrated into a larger ecosystem of services and leisure activities (concierge, dry cleaning, animation, cleaning services, room service…). THE BABEL COMMUNITY will open 25 buildings in Europe by 2025.
The environmental impact of the buildings we build and operate is at the heart of our thinking. BREEAM certified from the outset, our buildings are also designed to be energy efficient: state-of-the-art building management systems, simple and efficient home automation, smart meters, electric vehicle terminals, etc. It’s good for the planet. It’s good for our customers’ budgets. In short, it’s good²!
Fighting loneliness is one of the main challenges of our major cities. Our customers, many of whom are young, active and nomadic, are looking for places to gather. Places designed for sharing. For encounters. So our buildings are full of common spaces: shared lounges, gyms, movie clubs, restaurants, coworking spaces… Being able to live, work, meet and share in the same place is unprecedented and a success!
We started by designing the most beautiful room. The bathroom of which we dreamed. Then the most convivial living room possible. And little by little, our residence was born! A single axis guides us: comfort, ergonomics, in short the experience of our customer. A lot of storage space, an over-equipped kitchen, an ultra-design gym, a super cozy restaurant… Everything is adapted to today’s life, including our digitalized reservation process and our App where our client finds all our services in 2 clicks!
For more than 15 years, we have been imagining the housing of tomorrow. A home that is ready to live in, ultra-comfortable, connected and always very accessible. This housing must be part of a sustainable, welcoming, festive and collective building. A building where the private space is as well cared for as the common spaces are multiple and designed for meetings.
It is for all these reasons that THE BABEL COMMUNITY team places the end user at the heart of the concerns of each of its projects. A young team. Passionate. Complementary. A team that talks to each other. Every day.
Led by its two co-founders since 2004, Matthieu Brugières and Benoît Jobert, this team comes from diverse backgrounds (industry, construction, large hotel groups, etc.) and complementary training (design, finance, real estate, law, etc.). Each year, the best talents are added to the team, motivated by an ambitious project: to write the housing of tomorrow. And build it today.