Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes

  • 28 Sep 2012
  • Housing Selected Works
© Philippe Ruault

Architects: FRES Architectes
Location: Béthune,
Design Team: Laurent Gravier, Sara Martin Camara
Associated Architect: KENK Architecten
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Project Area: 1,756 sqm
Client: Pas-de-Calais Habitat

The project is surrounded by heterogeneous elements dating back from the 70′s, and outside of road network. The joining piece for all these elements is the public space.

© Philippe Ruault

The building is implanted along the two roads, and has four floors, plus two extra on the angle of the two boulevards. There is a gap on the first floor that gives a certain rythm to the facade and allows a large collective terrace.

© Philippe Ruault

The facades have a unique material: black bricks. The entrance hall is conceived as a large colored window over public space, creating a strong contrast between its transparency and the opacity of black bricks.

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Cite: "Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes" 28 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=276489>
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