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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.

Dunkirk Arts Quarter in France by Francois Blanciak Architect

May 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Francois Blanciak Architect

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.

Dunkirk Arts Quarter

  • Architects: Francois Blanciak Architect
  • Project: Dunkirk Arts Quarter
  • Location: Dunkirk, France
  • Program: theater+ workshops+gallery+ housing+shops
  • Type: competition
  • Date: 2009
  • Area: 12000m²

Dunkirk Arts Quarter

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.

Dunkirk Arts Quarter




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