Intervention at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Reflects on the Rehabilitation of Large-scale Housing Blocks

” Never Demolish” is a temporary intervention by Ilka and Andreas Ruby. It explores the ” Transformation Of 530 Dwellings in Grand Parc Bordeaux” project of Pritzker laureates Frederic Druot Architecture, Lacaton & Vassal architects and Christophe Hutin Architecture. The pavilion will be open until December 16th and transformed into a home for visitors who can “deepen debates on housing and the rehabilitation models of large-scale blocks from the 60s and 1970s”.

530 Dwellings at the Grand Parc Bordeaux were awarded the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture-Mies van Rohe Award in 2019. The pavilion intervention opens up a discussion on the topic of housing. It demonstrates how the award-winning project generates innovative ideas for the rehabilitation and socialization of housing blocks. This will also impact residents, architects, developers, heritage conservators, politicians, and others.

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This project examines large-scale housing built in the 60s and 1970s as a way to address the growing housing demand. They were demolished five decades later. The Pavilion’s intervention program includes the intervention “Never Demolish”, which explains why these buildings should have a second chance and can be regenerated to improve the quality of life for their inhabitants.

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The four curators and architects shared their experiences with the transformation of the Pavilion. They also discussed how they transformed the space into a home, populated by everyday objects like curtains, TVs, plants, curtains and televisions. This intervention will be accompanied by a talk at COAC about housing transformation projects.

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