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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Euralille Youth Centre in Lille, France by JDS Architects

November 10th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: JDS Architects

Over the past twenty years Lille has become a European hub; a destination for business and congress, a great place to study and live and also a tourist destination. It is a city with a turbulent history of conquest and reconquest, a heritage as an important medieval city and later the industrial capital. It is this history, the unique and striking presence of remnants of ramparts of the citadel, which the project seeks to mention.

Exterior View

  • Architects: JDS Architects
  • Project: Euralille Youth Centre
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Size: 6000 M2
  • Budget: 11 400 000 EUR
  • Client: SAEM Euralille
  • Collaborators: Agence Franck Boutté Consultants, EGIS, SL2EC
  • Type: Invited Competition, 1st Prize
  • Status: On-going, construction starts 2012
  • Project Team: Julien De Smedt, Antoine Allard, Renaud Pereira, Sandra Fleischmann, Weronica Wojcik, Felix Luong, Kamile Malinauskaite, Lea Fournier, Adrien Mans
  • Competition Team: Julien De Smedt, Barbara Wolff, Henning Stüben, Renaud Pereira, Heechan Park, Francisco Villeda, Wouter Dons, Felix Luong, David Dominguez, Leonora Daly, Priscilla Girelli, Marion Julien, Edna Lueddecke
  • Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator; AUTOCAD 2009; RHINOCEROS; VRAY

Exterior View

Our project emerges from the idea of creating an urban catalyst, accommodating three distinct programmes on a triangular site. By placing a program in each point of the triangle we offer maximum privacy while allowing them a closeness and continuity of space, organized around a garden, like a cloister of calm in the center of the city. The lifting of the mass of the programme at the corners illuminates and activates the adjacent public spaces and creates a continuity from outside to inside the building.

Exterior View

Interior View

Patios render

Model 01

Model 02

Model 03

Model 04

Model 05


Ground floor plan

First floor Plan


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