Place au changement!

Place au changement!

Place: Saint Etienne (France).
Date: 2011.
Time: 2 Years.
Space: Vacant lot.
Cost: Unknown.
Public actors: Public Urban Planning Agency.
Private actors: Collectif ETC, people.

Collectif ETC won a competition commissioned by the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne, and set up a participative process with the residents designing a public temporary square on a 670 square meter wasteland. The neighbourhood was living a period of dynamic spatial changes, so the French collective decided to simulating a living construction site in prevision of what would be built in a couple of year; building plans and sections were painted on the boundary walls. In a months three workshops have been set up, opened to everyone: carpentry, graphic design and garden design. Tools and advices have been provided by Collectif ETC, various activities like live painting, concerts and meals have been organized by local groups. A residential building would be built in two years: this action let think about using urban voids to fulfill temporary needs.



TIME LIFE
SUSTAINABILITY
COMMUNITY IMPACT
FRICTION
HAPPINESS
COST EFFECTIVE
DIY
PROFESSIONIST PRESENCE
POLITICS
AESTHETIC
SITE SPECIFIC
SOCIAL NETWORKS


Videos:
http://vimeo.com/27237847

References:
http://placeauchangement.site40.net/index.php
www.collectifetc.com