TYPE Territorial development – temporary occupation
DATE January > March 2018
PARTNERS Artyard, Ville d’Alfortville
FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS Novaxia-Nexicity, Ville d’Alfortville, AMI Urbanisme transitoire Région Ile-de-France
A Pace of Possibilities
The Babeuf is in Alfortville located inside of a hall with an impressive wooden structure. Quatorze conducted a study in order to propose new life to the building. It was imagined as an alternative space to function as an outdoor social network for the general public. The project was conceived as a new gathering point for the Alfortville community scene, focusing on conviviality and recreation. It would offer neighbourhood associations a warm and open space for their summer events.
Inside of the space would be the reception, kitchen, walkways and coworking areas. In the wooded areas outdoors, there would be barbecues, water games, benches, deckchairs and coffee tables, Mölki courts, ping pong tables and basketball nets.
The space sought to create a playful and relaxing atmosphere for its visitors. Diverse programming such as educational activities, street art, and companies in residence would allow Le Babeuf to become a space for cultural exchanges amongst diverse populations in the region.