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Rue des Rogations / CAAU

  • Architects: CAAU
  • Location: 59800 Lille, France
  • Client: CIRMAD
  • Area: 3256.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

From the architect. The site is situated amongst an urban fabric characterized a consistent residential fabric, forcing the project to readdress its surroundings. The intention of the project strives to establish a more urban, residential scale, recalling the one that exists on rue des Rogations, whilst ensuring a transition with the smaller adjacent town houses.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

The building stands according to an alignment with the public space whilst anchoring the corner of rue des Rogations and rue Ledru Rollin, it recreates a street frontage, an indispensable element in the organisation of this urban fabric. The intention to rebuild a more “urban” scale (size 6 floors) whilst ensuring the integration of the project in its environment means the building is designed according to two principles: verticality and porosity. The building is organised according to the “faults” from which the balconies are installed benefiting from facing in the best direction: in this way, four volumes are designed according to a rising rhythm. A roof that varies in height and depth accentuates this intention. A ground floor operating according to the same intentions enables a plinth effect to be created which develops around the plot.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Rue des Rogations / CAAU" 28 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/335451/rue-des-rogations-caau/>