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6 avril 2010 / architectural prize, News

European prize for urban public space 2010

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ASSESSMENT OF THE JURY

« Passage 56 reinforces the idea that public space does not culminate in the physical construction of a designed object but rather that it is continuously developed as a social, cultural and political production. The social fabric of the neighbourhood has been revitalised before, during and after the collective construction of this meeting place. In this case, the client does not precede the intervention but gradually emerges with the group of users who manage it, offering irrefutable proof that everyday ecological practice can transform present spatial and social relations in a dense and culturally diverse metropolis. » (David Bravo Bordas, architect)