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Écho-logis

( Season 6 )
A round-the-world review of spectacular, innovative and clever ecological solutions for living spaces, Écho-logis (Echo-houses) meets men and women who welcome us into their original homes.

Episodes

Episode
1
The Treehotel, in Harads (Sweden)

The Swedish village of Harads is in the international limelight! This area, which has suffered from rural depopulation, is now enjoying a renaissance thanks to the Lindvalls. The couple decided to create an innovative hotel concept: six designer, ecological cabins in the trees.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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2
The Halle Pajol, in Paris (France)

In Paris's 18th district, the Halle Pajol, a former French railways freight station, has undergone a profound ecological facelift. Abandoned for some time, the building has been the subject of an outstanding renovation process, injecting new life into the La Chapelle district to the north-east of the capital.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
Episode
3
The Wilhelmsburg district, in Hamburg (Germany)

In Hamburg's Wilhelmsburg district, 70 international teams comprised of architects and materials manufacturers took part in a tender for 21st-century ecological housing. The result is 180 new apartments in 17 buildings and a 30-hectare construction plot.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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4
UniverCity, in Vancouver (Canada)

We meet families near Vancouver (Canada) who have chosen to live environmentally friendly lifestyles with the emphasis on community. With ecological buildings surrounded by streams or forests, and schools which are outstanding for their construction and their teaching programme, this is UniverCity.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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5
A LEED house, in Montreal (Canada)

In Canada, Benoît Lavigueur has built a house which is exemplary in every aspect. He also helps families to manage ecological housing. He demonstrates that eco-construction is not reserved only for an elite or for specialists in the new technologies but is accessible to all.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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6
Passive houses, in Le Havre (France)

In Le Havre (France), thanks to an urban renovation programme the Henri-Dunant district has seen the emergence of hamlets comprised of wooden detached homes. This project is led by a pioneer in environmentally friendly urban planning: Philippe Madec.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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7
The Darwin project, in Bordeaux (France)

In Bordeaux's Bastide district, abandoned houses have been given a new lease of life. Today renovated, they stand as a showcase for ecological rehabilitation, proposing a model in which social links and the sustainable economy take centre stage.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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8
Lapa Rios Lodge in Puerto Jiménez (Costa Rica)

Started in the 1990s, the Lapa Rios project in Costa Rica is headed by two Americans: Karen Lewis and her husband. They've invested all their savings in the construction of 17 bungalows with the help of the local population, respecting traditions and the environment.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)
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10
The Cabanes des Grands Lacs, Chassey-lès-Montbozon (France)

Eco-builders use their fertile imagination to create unusual and sustainable holiday accommodation. In Franche-Comté, we owe the huts in the village of Chassey-lès-Montbozon to a young entrepreneur who set himself an ambitious challenge: to showcase his region's natural attractions and local products.

Directed by: Frédéric Planchenault (season 6, France, 2015)