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Thames Reach Housing

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Transformation of 530 dwellings – Grand Parc Bordeaux

The project consists in the transformation of 3 social housing’s buildings of 530 dwellings. Built in the early 60’s, they needed a renovation after their demolition has been ruled out. The transformation of the dwellings full occupied, starts from the interior, to give them new qualities: more space, more light, more view, and upgrade the facilities.

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Conferencias VI Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura ‘La ciudad que queremos’

La Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad organiza un Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura de forma bianual en Pamplona desde 2010.

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Europan – Marseille, France

This implementation in a bad reputation district of Marseille is the result of a long participative process between the inhabitants, the social landlords, Marseille Rénovation Urbaine, Marseille City Council and the 2 Europan runner-up teams.

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Europan – Zaanstad, Netherlands 

In this project the characteristic and qualities of the site and the memories of an industrial past –the river Zaan was the chief arterial route– have been take as the guiding principle in the design.

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Europan – Groningen, Netherlands

The CiBoGa Terrain. The aim of this Europan implementation process was to develop the urban principles for a mixed-use regeneration project on the CiBoGa terrain, a 14 ha post-industrial site on the edge of the Groningen city centre.

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Student Residence and Reversible Car Park

185 social student housing units associated with a reversible car park (housing/offices) with a superstructure of 500 spaces, sports hall, multi-purpose hall and shops

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Fabra & Coats & Social Housing

The transformation project of the warehouse building of the old industrial complex of Fabra & Coats in Barcelona is included in the process of reconversion of this textile complex of the XIX and XX centuries to incorporate it to the "BCN creation factories" network.

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Housing Block, rue Ménil-Montant

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Haarlemmer Houttuinen Housing

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Friedrichstadt Housing Block

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Housing on Giudecca

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Urban Spaces 2 / Mumuleanu 14 Apartment Building

The project densifies a fragmented neighborhood in central Bucharest. It works with local dwelling typologies, in an attempt to preserve the flavour of small corners, courtyards, gardens, long narrow houses which all used to fill the old center of Bucharest, and which are quickly disappearing under a fast and mostly uncontrolled development process.

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Europan – Bilbao, Spain

The site was a former iron mine, with a topography that had slopes of up to 50 meters, surrounded by a disorganized and degraded residential outskirts to the north and by the channelled Nervión River and the Miraflores peninsula and Miribilla to the south. 

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Europan – Trondheim, Norway 

Teknobyen – Student housing in Throndheim (NO)  The project unifies situations of extreme intimacy with those of extroversion and collaboration.

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Europan – Wien, Austria 

Oase 22 

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Europan – Wien, Austria 

The process has been a collective effort based on negotiation, in collaboration with the local architectural team, Mascha & Seethaler, management experts (Raum&Co), mobility (Traffix), landscaping (Land in Sicht), energy or sociology, as well as representatives of the neighborhood, the soil promoters (ARE) and the MA21 office of the Vienna City Council; all of them active participants in the design process.

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Europan – Wien, Austria

Arenas Basabe Palacios was runner-up with their project Urban Software to E12 competition. Their project proposed a strategy prioritising the process over the final result, based on the generation of a flexible support able to react to the various scales and context conditions.

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Hilti Foundation  

The Hilti Foundation believes that a safe home is the basis for the positive development of every human being and has therefore set itself the goal to provide sustainable support for those in need to improve their housing situation. The main basis for this is the development of innovative and sustainable products and technologies that help make houses safer and more affordable. 

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Housing that is produced and housing that is needed

Ghana provides a pertinent example of the affordability challenges facing African countries.

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IQ innerstädtische Wohnquartiere – Primer premio Europan 9 

1st Prize Implementation: IQ Experimental Subsidized Housing in Selb (IQ innerstädtische Wohnquartiere) is a state-subsidized program included in an experimental regional initiative from the Bavarian Ministry of Construction to revitalize the central areas of a group of selected cities in Bavaria, Germany.

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Europan – Innsbruck Olympic Village 

This project is a small city built for people of all age groups, with a complete repertoire of different functions. It includes at the same time social housing for families, assisted living apartments, a day-care centre, a youth club, a multifunctional hall, a supermarket…

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Europan – Groningen, Netherlands 

The ‘Super-Shell’ houses system provides the user maximum level of freedom to personalize his house. The house is sold completely empty, offering only the structure and the facades, without any installations or rooms inside. Three strategically holes located in the floors allow the user to choose the position of the installations within the house after bying it. 

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Europan – Roubaix, France

Villa Sarrail The architect succeeded to keep in the development of her project the typological variety present in the original Europan project.

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Europan – Vienna, Austria

Vienna searches for optimal ways to maintain its role as an attractor of new inhabitants simultaneously as it encounters new lifestyles emerging among its domicile population. 

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Europan – Vienna, Austria

Vienna searches for optimal ways to maintain its role as an attractor of new inhabitants simultaneously as it encounters new lifestyles emerging among its domicile population. 

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Europan – Badajoz, Spain

This project is an open negotiation between the different parties involved in the development of the city.

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Sphinxes

The five 'sphinxes' each contain fourteen apartments arranged so as to make the most of the location and sun light. The blocks taper in plan towards the water thereby maximising unobstructed views of the lake both from the shore and from the apartments. As one moves up the building, each floor contains one less apartment. The result is a sphinx-like profile with the sun-oriented roof terraces situated on the slanting ‘back’ of the mythical beast. The design of the penthouse apartments is different for each block giving rise to a rhythm of distinctive heads - a striking skyline seen from the shore approach of the Stichtse Bridge that links the new polders with the old mainland.

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Herold Social Housing

The programme for this social housing project required 100 different-sized apartments with the ground floor for handicapped persons and shops at the street level. Located on land left-over from the Herold Hospital in Paris’ 19th arrondissement, numerous site factors conditioned the design of the three buildings, which led to thinking about them as resultant elements from the urban space.

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Chassé Park Apartments

This apartment block forms part of an urban plan by OMA, which was focussed on preserving as much as possible of the open space of a former military base for conversion into a new public park, while creating a housing density similar to the one in the city centre. This was achieved by a campus model, in which very different building types are juxtaposed inside the park. Given the diversity of scale, typology and materials involved, the coherence of the plan is provided by the park.

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