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Arbrisseau neighbourhood centre

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Colboc Franzen and Associes
location Lille
function community centre
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It’s impossible not to notice the L’Arbrisseau neighbourhood centre in the southern suburbs of Lille. Its helical shape, the staircase that winds itself up around the sides of the building and its aluminium cladding, like a space vessel’s, all make it stand out. They create a contrast with a rather disjointed and sometimes deprived urban environment that nonetheless holds some pleasant surprises, including a sunflower swimming pool around the back that is straight out of the Seventies. However incongruous it might seem, the building was indeed built and designed together with local people and the city council. It was Lille City Council’s ambition to create something ‘beautiful’ and ‘high quality’ in the ‘suburbs’. L’Arbrisseau is in the south of Lille, an area that is undergoing radical redevelopment after years of social and economic decline. The challenge for this project was to embody this sense of renewal as well as a certain community spirit.

Naomi says:
See this video with the architect and urban planner Pierre Gangnet presenting the draft for the area development Nice-Cannes-Arbrisseau (Lille-Sud)
Amsterdam, Netherlands 01-Sep-11
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Arbrisseau neighbourhood centre
Rue Vaisseau le Vengeur 140
Project is public!
Completion 6- 2011
Floor area/size 2927 m2
ArchitectColboc Franzen and Associes
Client City of Lille
Project ID 8733
Latitude/Longitude 50°36'10N 03°03'12E
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