1000 rooms with a view. The future of housing projects of 50’s-60’s

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / March, 31, 2012 / 0 comments

EXHIBITION | June 8 – September 30, health 2012 | 18:30 | CIVA – Brussels
GUIDED TOURS | June 16 &  September 29, pilule 2012 | 11:00 & 10:30 | Brussels & Evere (more)

for sale Expo CIVA” src=”http://docomomo.be/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1000_chambres_avec_vueL200.jpg” alt=”” width=”200″ height=”250″ />The exhibition aims to highlight the renovation of large housing developments of 50-60 years, trying to answer the following questions: What was life like then and how we live today? The needs are they the same? What about safety conditions and isolation? How the “living together” has changed? Why is it such a building classified rather than another? What are the implications of these developments social, cultural and economic fate and the renovation of these large complexes?

Two examples were chosen, emblematic both of these issues:

Ieder Zijn Huis (Evere, Be) by the architect Willy Van Der Meeren and whose renovation was assigned to the office and Origin

PARK HILL ??(Sheffield, UK), built by architects Ivor Smith and Jack Lynn  1957-60 and currently undergoing a major renovation programme by developers Urban Splash with architects HawkinsBrown, Studio Egret West and landscape architects Grant Associates.

(FR/EN) read more on the webiste of the CIVA 

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