Marcel Cachin housing

“Point rather than line”: this slogan represents the fundamental commitment of our architectural and urban thinking to the renewal of the Cachin district.

A working-class town to the east of Paris, Romainville is historically known for its market gardens.

Located near a social housing estate composed of high-rises and towers blocks built in the 1960s, the project dissolves this heritage by fragmenting its built masses.

This new urban arrangement tempers the feeling of being shut in and highlights the wealth of framework and views.

Plants create the event, by sliding between the gaps to form a lived-in inner park.

This domestic, nearly common, aspect is accented by the terraces, that are detached from the walls and connected by wooden footbridges, like tree houses.

This missing link creates a transition between the heritage of brutal modernity, an farming past and a density that has become necessary.

This composition builds neighborhood unity and brings out a richer and more empathetic neighborliness.

Photographie : Sergio Grazia

10,790 sq.m.
17,3 M€ Before Tax
Landscape design
JM Rameau