Cité Jardin, a place in-between
Site Location La Louvière, Saint-Vaast, Cité Jardin District
Project Scales S - architecture + context
Site Family CREATING PROXIMITIES - Third spaces in-between
Post-competition phase Urban planning and architectural study prior to the development
How Can the Site Contribute to the Productive City?
Following the closure of the coal mines and the industries (mainly steelmaking and metalwork) that brought prosperity to the Centre region in the Province of Hainaut in Wallonia, the economic reconversion was a major challenge. The unemployment rate in La Louvière is 17.9% (2016). Projects for the gradual reclassification of the brownfield sites around the site have been managed by the city of La Louvière, with the multi-functional nature of the programmes leading to the productive town of the future as a common thread. It is therefore quite natural that this “reclassification in progress” spreads to the “dormitory town” to activate its transformation into a productive, lively and dynamic area.