françois blanciak architect   dunkirk arts quarter competition proposal françois blanciak architect   dunkirk arts quarter competition proposal
feb 05, 2010

françois blanciak architect dunkirk arts quarter competition proposal

the project proposes a unique fusion between architecture and urbanism, within which a building becomes a neighborhood by eroding itself into an array of particles. thus, it establishes an inverted poetical relation with the particles that emanate from the industrial chimneys of the port of dunkirk, france. in terms of program, the project includes a theater, numerous workshops, exhibition and administrative spaces within its most vertical part, followed by artist residencies, student housing, as well as regular urban blocks with semi-private gardens in the ‘trailing particles’. the seemingly random accumulation of cubes between the most compact part of the building and the smaller residential urban blocks creates a system of balconies and terraces that enhances its three-dimensional mix of functions, and facilitates communication between the various dwellers of the complex.

all images courtesy françois blanciak architect

  • wow,

    vic says:
  • great !

    gooz says:
  • glissando!

    ND says:
  • fantastic!

    D. says:
  • amazing!!!

    Waldosen says:
  • Very nice!
    Congratulations.

    Tiago says:
  • i like this a lot the model probably doesnt do it justice.

    rebeca acosta says:
  • This is an intriguing design – both artificial and natural in its element and layout. It does feel a little barren though. Perhaps integrating more natural growth with the building (e.g. hanging creepers and surround park land) would give it that something extra.

    I just have one question though: why are people standing on the roof, especially in areas that seem to have no access point?

    Jason Snelders says:
  • Like the rhythm it makes!

    Mils says:
  • Whole Decimal Living with Base 10 Blocks.

    Mushi says:
  • ceci n’est pas une pipe.

    geoffrey cecil says:
  • jason snelders. its an abstraction

    dirt monger says:
  • wow~

    little monster says:
  • hey look, I drew some cubes!
    no, hang on a minute
    Ill call them buildings and send it to a design website
    oops, almost forgot a bit of vague post-rationalisation
    right, now its done!

    duh says:
  • Design is nice. I hope maintening, cleaning bird shit and wind will also be taken care of. It must look great at night light.

    fgh says:

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