Dunkirk Arts Quarter – Dunkerque Building Contest

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French Architecture Competition – Design Contest Entry by François Blanciak

8 Feb 2010

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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.

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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.

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.

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Location:Dunkirk, France

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