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The project consists in 19 social (low-cost) housing for senior and a common room, located in the middle of a city-garden, typical of the iron making tradition of East French departments. The plot is a strategic point in the district because of its location at the crossing of central streets. The building strategy was focused on creating a protective cocoon for the elderly inhabitants but also, on recreating an urban solid structure for the neighborhood and, at a larger scale, for the district. The project consists in four articulated blocks forming an “L”. A public square was proposed by the architects as a main entrance for the project, to create meeting places and urban valuables.  The common room is the building starting point with its   singular shape and higher volume overlooking the square. View more View full description
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