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Lacaton & Vassal

Transformation of 530 dwellings, block G, H, I . Bordeaux

Lacaton & Vassal . Frédéric Druot . Christophe Hutin

The project consists of the transformation of 3 inhabited social buildings, first phasis of a renovation program of the ‘Cité du Grand Parc’ in Bordeaux.
Built in the early 60’s, this urban housing counts more than 4000 dwellings. The 3 buildings G, H and I, 10 to 15 floors high gather 530 dwellings and give a capacity of transforming into beautiful dwellings with redefined qualities and comfort. Continue reading Lacaton & Vassal

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Sergison Bates

Nordbahnhof 122 Urban housing and community space . Vienna

Sergison Bates architects . Werner Neuwirth . von Ballmoos Krucker Architekten . photos: © Stefan Mueller . + bdonline

Our building joins two others by von Balmoos Krucker and Werner Neuwirth to form an intimate urban cluster. Located to the north east of Vienna the building creates a backdrop to the common courtyard to the south west and defines the southerly perimeter of a new landscape garden to the north east. From the courtyard, shared by all three buildings, the city is left outside the site boundary and yet by forming a pedestrian route through this space from the south west to the north west, it creates another sort of intermediary place which is offered back to the city. Continue reading Sergison Bates