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Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes

  • 01:00 - 28 September, 2012
Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes
Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

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  • Architects

  • Location

    71 boulevard de Hollande, 62400, Béthune, France
  • Design Team

    Laurent Gravier, Sara Martin Camara
  • Associated Architect

    KENK Architecten
  • Client

    Pas-de-Calais Habitat
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

From the architect. 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
© 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
© 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. 

© Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault
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