E16 Portraits - Short Stories
La Porte Du Hainaut (FR) - Winner
Associates: Jacques Ippoliti (FR) Marion Lacas (FR) – architect urbanists
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"Thinking about the organic development of the city (or of a territory) implies simultaneously graspinglocal dynamics, already in place, and the major strategies of transformation on a regional scale. The hypothesis of the simultaneity of scales allows us to affirm that architecture and territory maintaindynamic relationships, without necessarily prioritizing one or the other. How can a simple building resonate at the scale of the territory and participate in its reconfiguration? And in return, how does the territory question and orient the architectural choices of a building? Maintaining these open relationships makes it possible to take advantage of all the existing vitalities and to make their territories coexist."