E16 Sites - La Porte du Hainaut (FR)

"The Mining Vine, an Inclusive Organic Heritage"

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Location Communauté d’agglomération de La Porte du Hainaut (59), Hauts-de-France
Scale L, M, S –territorial, urban and architectural scales
Site Family Revitalization - Transforming from the Infrastructures
Commission after competition Urban studies in collaboration with the Cities and the Communauté d’Agglomération, architectural contracts

How Must Metabolism and Inclusivity Be Developed and Connected?
The reflection site includes 14 mining communities of the former mining basin of Nord-Pas de Calais […] The living city is represented here by the "mining vine": this is a concept, an image-guide forged […] to rethink and recompose this territory on the basis of its historical, urban and landscape realities, in order to revive its attractiveness and bring a better life to its inhabitants. […] With its natural and cultural landscapes, the (post)mining territory offers the potential to develop complex ecosystems, bringing together the human and the non-human. Europan projects will be an opportunity to regenerate and better manage territorial resources, as well as to reconnect places, encourage sociability, and foster the health and well-being of inhabitants.