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News article17 January 20211 min read

A good practice of social transformation

We are interested in good practices that create a positive social transformation.

EUMiesAward 2019
Philippe Ruault

Transformation of 530 dwellings - Grand Parc Bordeaux

In 2019 the Mies van der Rohe award was awarded to ‘Grand Parc Bordeaux’, for the transformation of 530 social houses into more pleasant, sustainable and economic homes, by Lacaton & Vassal architectes, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture. Three housing blocks from the seventies were restored instead of demolished, and existing windows were replaced with brighter, bigger and more spacious ‘winter gardens’ and balconies. . It seems a perfect example of mixing affordable, inclusive but still beautiful architecture. 

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Publication date
17 January 2021