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  7. Maison Stéphane Hessel / JDS Architects

Maison Stéphane Hessel / JDS Architects

  • 02:00 - 17 November, 2016
Maison Stéphane Hessel / JDS Architects
Maison Stéphane Hessel / JDS Architects, © Julien Lanoo
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Lille, France
  • Author

    Julien De Smedt
  • Project Leaders

    Kamile Malinauskaite, Renaud Pereira
  • Area

    6.98 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

  • Project team

    Valentine Gruwez, Wouter Dons, Sandra Fleischmann, Weronica Wojcik, Felix Luong, Lea Fournier, Adrien Mans, Boris Tikvarski, Bartolomiej Zaboj, Mateusz Góra, Edgar Rodríguez , Lionel Roullet, Mathilde Dutilleul, Olfa Kammoun
  • Structural consultant

    Egis Bâtiments Nord
  • Façade

    Demathieu & Bard
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Text description provided by the architects. The competition for a new mixed-use building in Lille piqued our interest both in its unprecedented mixture of program and its prominent triangular site in the heart of the new district of Porte de Valenciennes. The brief outlined a 70-cradle nursery, a 200-bed youth hostel, and an office dedicated to social and economic innovations all collected under one unified roof; a tall order even by multifunctional building standards. Rather than simply dividing horizontally by level or vertically by mass, our solution combines efficient organization with a programmatic strategy that converts the geometric constrictions of the site into social amenities, and resolves the seemingly contradictory functions in an intertwined social spiral.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© Julien Lanoo

Over the past twenty years Lille has become a European hub; a destination for business and congress, a great place to study and live and also a tourist destination. It is a city with a turbulent history of conquest and reconquest, a heritage as an important medieval city and later on enjoyed and sometimes suffered the title of Northern France industrial capital.

Courtesy of JDS Architects
Courtesy of JDS Architects
Courtesy of JDS Architects
Courtesy of JDS Architects
Courtesy of JDS Architects
Courtesy of JDS Architects

The Maison Stéphane HESSEL  emerges from the idea of creating an urban catalyst, designed to accommodate the three ages of mankind, from birth, through adolescence, and into adulthood; a volume that captures the stages of human growth. 

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

By placing each program at a separate point of the triangle, we maximize privacy at the edges with a continuous gradient of programmatic overlap towards the central, uniting courtyard space which becomes a calm cloister of retreat from the city. The corners of the building are lifted to invite neighborhood interaction and provide spaces for public activities, extending the function of the building beyond its walls and intentionally blurring the line between private and public. 

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

Designed to meet strict energy efficiency targets, the Maison Stéphane HESSEL is an environmentally conscious and socially responsible intervention which responds to an ambitious brief with an equally ambitious solution; a hybrid structure that facilitates the life of its users, from nursery to nursing home.

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Courtesy of JDS Architects

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Cite: "Maison Stéphane Hessel / JDS Architects" 17 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/799496/maison-stephane-hessel-jds-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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