Les Grands Moulins
To build a landscape
Around Paris old mills, a 600 housing project is planned. Alongside the Deûle canal, a urban park is implemented. The former wheat factory, icon of the urban landscape, is turned into lofts. Town houses create a dense and linear fabric. Private drives lead to houses, all of which have a garden. The local brick is used as main material and the strong slopes of roofs favour the general integration. The architecture is diversified, inspired by local references and audacious constructions. A large scale public square holds it all together.