Our work on workplaces, mix-used projects and renewal of industrial estate addresses the following question: Although housing appears to be the main element that constitutes the city, others genres are participating more actively to the definition and the diversification of the city’s fabric. Workspace in conjuncture with housing can support cross-sector synergy able to propose more sustainable living environment. This is the case whether it addresses the diversification of monofunctional peripheral neighborhood or the renewal and intensification of urban centers.
Ultimately, bringing those themes together is also a recognition that the provider of a civic landscape that support qualitative and successful neighborhood can no longer exclusively be delivered by ‘public’ initiative and money. The private sector at the same time plays an increasingly important role in shaping our built environment, an opportunity for architecture to harness and build-upon this mutual interest.