Architects: Collectif ETC
Location: Saint-Étienne, France
Client: Établissement Public d’Aménagement de Saint-Étienne
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 670 sqm
Photographs: Collectif ETC
After winning a competition commissioned by the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne (France), the Collectif Etc designed a public square of 670 sqm and built it with the inhabitants in a participative process in July 2011.
After winning an international competition, LIN Architects’ “Centre International du Design” facility for research, communication and education in design is now open. In addition to renovating several buildings on the historic site of the National Arms Manufacture in St. Etienne, the project also incorporates the integration of a new building, the “platine” which is an interclimatic laboratory, a 31 m high observation tower, gardens and a public esplanade.
More about the project after the break.