WIDE OPEN

Type: Competition
Size: -
Location: Lyon, FR
Team: Alexandre Carpentier, Dimitri Katsampalos, Pauline Michaud
Date: January 2014

The area has nowadays a pretty bad image, and changes in the context are needed. We decided to create a strong element, which will be the engine of the neighborhood urban revitalization. The item is an old bar-like building, with dwellings along the road, and is visible from both the neighborhood and the highway, and also from the surrounding areas du to his height: the building should be sort of signal.

To achieve this goal, we decided to completely redesign the bar. A hole is created in the middle of the building, creating a new entrance for the neighborhood. The major axis we have created in the urban project goes through the bar, linking the area to the rest of the city. This strong intervention will support new programs and the hole will support new activities. It will receive shops and services, it will be the new heart of the city : a heart wide open to the outside. The building will accommodate sports equipment and facilities (climbing hall, football stadium), cafes and restaurants, offices, co-working spaces, local shops, artisan workshops, a plaza and a wall for movies projections.

The idea is to create a local economy that will serve the people themselves. Currently many are unemployed. By participating in this local system, they could reintegrate the work market, find a job or even start their own businesses.

Links:
www.masshousingcompetition.org
www.archdaily.com
www.architekturzeitung.com

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