Grey Matter: Europan 15Team: Peeraya Suphasidh, Elida Mosquera, Jerome Picard, Benoist Desfonds, Matthieu Boustany
Client: Europan France, City of Auby, Nord-Pas de Calais Bassin Minier, Douaisis agglo, SCoT du Grand Douaisis
Program: Masterplan, Healthcare Center, Incubator, Multi-generation Housing,
Location: Auby, France
Area: 26 Hectre
If not the city but our life in the city were to be more ‘productive’ had more to do with the idea of being ‘meaningful’? What if the notion of productivity was not focused on youth but overcoming a fortuitous age segregation to focus on senior? The Urban Loop in Auby brings this together in a framework harnessing effort made and other needed around the idea of Age-integration and Health.
With new streetscapes, an inter-generational habitat partly self-managed facilitates access to learning, voluntary work, crafts, continue or start businesses, support research in synergy with regional actors and the youth. A forward-looking public/private institute sharing functions and creating mutual value and synergy. The masterplan comes to support and grow the offer of living in a meaningful city.