Taking up the challenge induced by the name of the “Réinventer Paris” competition prompted us to question the traditional modes of reflection and production of real estate, a market of offer par excellence. For the reflection on the triangle Éole Évangile site, the idea thus emerged to construct TANGRAM, a project based on a dynamic interpretation of demand. This approach, simple yet revolutionary, has for immediate effect to answer the concerns of candidates to homeownership, who are too often excluded from a property market which is no longer in touch with their resources. Designing products tailored to the needs of Parisians will allow to increase their attractiveness, thus allowing to crush marketing costs and lead to a significant decrease in the final price, making both housing and businesses more accessible.

Another concern that guides TANGRAM is the reconnection of working and living locations, which brings us to design very simple buildings for a multiple city, bringing crafts and industry back into the vicinity of living environments, thus boosting the creation of local jobs and rehabilitating shorter circuits in a city that is productive rather than simply consuming. The development of mutualized areas as places of productive friction, such as co-working or communal leisure spaces, fostering dialogue and exchange of knowledge and techniques, answers another expectation: the revitalization of social links, to stimulate solidarity, complementarity and emulation. The project’s housing and activity units are diverse and scalable, to satisfy the specific needs of future occupants, and their modular conception allows an easy adaptation to the constraints linked to the mobility of inhabitants or the transformation of modes of production. An agile method for a durable city.

To achieve and sustain this ambition, an innovative authority accompanying the project is imagined. The Participatory Urban Workshop, where representatives of the municipality will sit together with the project’s users and designers, is meant above all to select and organize activities taking place in the project before becoming a place for the coordination and regulation of the whole.p>

multi-purpose development
management by the participatory urban workshop
housing meets working meets production