E16 Portraits - The Urban Refuge

Grenoble (FR) - Runner-up

The Urban Refuge

Associates: Tom Barbier (FR), Jean-Benoît Boccaren (FR), Paul Riffault (FR) – architects

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"In this project we question the notion of urban fringes and their ability to combine human uses, without impacting the living, within urban refuges that echo mountain refuges. We see the Rabot as a public space open to all, a space for activity, leisure, observation, study or rest. In this idea, the suggested program is intended to be flexible because it must, in our opinion, be the result of consultations with local actors, associations, the metropolis, the inhabitants."