Le Havre

Auguste Perret's city plan for the rebuilding of Le Havre brings to mind the urban blocks of the preindustrial city, where churches, schools and theatres would be assimilated among a mass of ordinary buildings, the avoidance of emphasis of public functions giving the whole a sense of weighty balance, while the studied refusal to enclose the open spaces on all sides engages the

surrounding urban landscape.


Into this carefully conceived tapestry of grids, streets, blocks, squares and gardens we asked the students to weave a new urban institution, a gallery that embraces the reflective and the active life of the city, a space of civil society.


Through the design of a public gallery, a conservation atelier and a market square they were expected to explore how the engagement of the interior and the exterior makes the public institution simultaneously perceptible as a living experience (interior) and as an entity (an exterior).


Within the framework established by Perret we were interested in how a series of spaces, at a variety of scales, can be arranged and ordered, their uses adapted by their furnishings.


Jiao Jiao Rong
Jiao Jiao Rong
Eleftheria Loupasaki
Ben Yeates
Ben Yeates
Ben Yeates
Lida Gkika
Ben Yeates
Robin Sondergaard
Chris Scaplehorn
Robin Sondergaard
Robin Sondergaard
Robin Sondergaard
Robin Sondergaard
Robin Sondergaard
Ellen Peirce
Ellen Peirce
Ellen Peirce
Ellen Peirce
Ben Yeates
Ben Yeates
Ben Yeates
Ben Yeates
Chris Scaplehorn
Chris Scaplehorn
Clare Brincat
Clare Brincat
Clare Brincat
Clare Brincat
Clare Brincat
Eleftheria Loupasaki
Eleftheria Loupasaki
Eleftheria Loupasaki
Eleftheria Loupasaki
Helen Galletti
Helen Galletti
Jaime de Linares
Jiao Jiao Rong
Khuong Vo
Khuong Vo
Lea Daniel
Lea Daniel
Lea Daniel
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