The World's Best Social Housing Projects?

The World's Best Social Housing Projects?

The team from France identified a modernist social housing scheme in Bron Parilly, South-East of Lyon, which was built on the Corbusian principle of high-rise residential units surrounded by green space. However, since construction the scheme has been carved through by major roads, and the neighborhood has generated a bad reputation. They proposed a dramatic intervention in the most visible of the blocks, carving a large hole through the building which would host other uses besides housing, such as shops, a theater and a climbing wall. This new pathway would act as the primary access to the area, improving connectivity to the rest of the city. Elsewhere, the existing blocks would be renovated and new blocks with a range of home sizes and values would be built to increase density and introduce greater social diversity to the area.

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