19 avril 2010 / architectural prize, exhibition, News

EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR PUBLIC SPACE special mention for Passage 56

We were delighted to hear that our project Passage 56 / Espace Culturel Ecologique has been awarded one of the prizes at the EPPS competition.

Our submission emphasised that the Passage 56 is a tool to actively produce new uses of public space in connection with other spaces in the area, rather than a public space itself.  The project draws on the idea that public space is socially, culturally and politically produced and not just physically build.  It claims (through its format and use) that public space is continually under construction, it is a process rather than a design object. It also claims the role of public space to act as a testing bed and a learning space for new lifestyles and ways of being together in the future.

images et montage: anne-lise dehée /ald