Architecture & Experience - Before the flood - A world in Le Havre - S8
Éric Lapierre

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Florian Brehin

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Angela da Silva

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Célia Codjia

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Cynthia Tréport

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Héléna Kocik

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Architecture & Experience - Before the flood - A world in Le Havre - S8

After having tested the hypothesis to build a world in Arc-et-Senans, Guise, Clairevivre and Firminy, we settle this year in the city of Le Havre.

We are interested in this city for many reasons and particularly for its capacity to condense several dimensions able to inform the projects. Due to its singular geographic position, at the estuary of the Seine, Le Havre is one of the most important European ports. Built at the beginning of the 16th century, the growth of the port goes alongside with the fast economic development of the city and the rise of pre-industrial brick and tile workshops. Some see this port as the entrance port to Paris, like the Piraeus for Athens. Le Havre is at the crossroad of landscapes, in-between land and see, the Seine and the Channel, clear and saltwater, giving it a special quality. Thus, the city is also imbued with the imaginary of Perret who actively participated to the post-war Reconstruction.

Nevertheless, its geographic situation is also the sword of Damocles of Le Havre. Following the most pessimist projections of the IPPC (GIEC), the average water levels could rise by one meter until 2100. This rise of water levels increases the risk of water submersions, permanent or temporary, the risk of coastal erosion, increases salt intrusions into coastal aquifer, thus increases the risk on coastal and port infrastructures. Le Havre is then on the frontline facing environmental issues that makes it a representative subject to study the question of the coastal fringe. This question is even more relevant that by the year of 2040, in France, coastal regions could gather a third of the population.

By the interest on the coastal fringe landscape, the aim of a world in Le Havre is to evaluate the consequences of such a situation on the architecture and how this situation opens a huge field of experimentation that leads us to question the definition of architecture. In other words, the question is to understand how the architectural form could be deeply redefined in relation with the environmental issues and then generate unexpected results. Environmental imbalances create a strong paradigm shift that forces us to radically think about our relations to the territory, the construction, the mobility, the uses, etc. and thus to define new balances within the architectural form. In addressing the subject of environmental issues through the means of architecture, we affirm our attachment to the definition of architecture as a knowledgeable and exploratory discipline while outlining the contours of a possible disciplinary approach of the environment in order to propose new standards of comfort.

These explorations on the definition of the architectural form and new standards echoes with the work of Perret for the Reconstruction of Le Havre. He developed the “Immeuble standard” or “Appartement modulaire” both based on the use of a constructive grid of 6,24 meter offering at once standardization of the construction and flexibility of uses in order to “inscribe city in measure, like a musical harmony”, to use his words.

Jury Architecture & Experience
Tristan Chadney
Antoine Collet
Sophie Dars (Accattone, Bruxelles, HS Düsseldorf, UL Bruxelles)
Sophie Delhay (Sophie Delhay architecte, Paris, ENSA Versailles)
Laurent Esmilaire
Ambra Fabi
Léonard Lassagne (Data architectes, Bagnolet, EAVT Paris-Est)
Éric Lapierre
Antoine Lebot
Fosco Lucarelli
Thaïs de Roquemaurel (XDGA, Bruxelles, EAVT Paris-Est)
Tristan Chadney
Antoine Collet
Laurent Esmilaire
Ambra Fabi
Mariabruna Fabrizi
Éric Lapierre
Antoine Lebot
Fosco Lucatelli
Sébastien Marot

workbook

Étudiants Barkani Khadija, Baumann Sébastian, Brehin Florian, Castellotto Loïc, Chhour Kelly, Codjia Célia, Convert Agathe, D’Auria Enzo, Da Silva Angela, Derouen Flore, Eugene Axel, Fachetti Claire, Flor de Oliveira Gabriel, Frémont Solène, Heidet Maxence, Hugues Clémence, Isidore Casey, Jellimann Antoine, Kocik Héléna, Larbi Bouamrane Bouchra, Lelièvre Maxence, Lortie Grégoire, Luo Shaojun, Michel Augustin, Migliarino Arianna, Nény Lucas, Neumann Laura, Przopiorski de Cay Marie, Sustar Margot, Tréport Cynthia, Vaudoux Lucas
Formation
Master, 2021 (s8)