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Hollande Béthune Social Housing / FRES Architectes

  • Architects: FRES Architectes
  • 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: Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault

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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