This building stands on a former brownfield site. The remarkable factory building has been partially conserved: the characteristic iron structure and end wall have been renovated, and intermediate housing units have been created in a series of pure white blocks nestling under the skeleton of the structure.

Rethinking The Future Awards 2020
Third Award | Housing – upto 5 floors (Built)

Project Name: Urban Side
Studio Name: S&AA
Design Team: Architect of record: S&AA
General Enterprise: Wimmer
Surveyor: Archimed
Area: 7 352m²
Year: 2018
Location: Schiltigheim (67)
Photography Credits: Pierre Pommereau

Urban Side | S&AA Schweitzer et Associes Architectes - Sheet2
©Pierre Pommereau
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Elsewhere on the site, new residential buildings with simple shapes and materials recalling the site’s industrial past are planned.


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