E16 Portraits - Breeding Ground
Douaisis Agglo (FR) - Special Mention
Associates: Estelle Barriol (FR) – architect, Georges Taminiau (NL) – architect urbanist
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"The site asked for an overall strategy we created by connecting the waterway with the railway. These points of interest were strengthened by creating an economy on both ends, a shopping street at the tracks and a floating market on the river. In between the two a lush garden is made to provide food, education and jobs. On the other side of the highway a big area for enterprises is available. This area is designated for the larger scale of the revitalization of Douai, making the city sustainable. The community house and the CLT are created to provide the social framework."