Fabrics and Typologies: New York/Global
Instructor: Richard Plunz
Design Group: Wanpeng Zu/Yanyan Xu
The l’Europe was one of the largest residential neighborhood among one of the typical Hausmannien urban fabrics in Paris. The l’Europe district was designed in 1821 to be a Hausmannien style near the train station whose center is not a star and a square but a cathedral which leads to the triangle blocks with good transportation surrounded. Now it is located in the northern part of the 8th arrondissement of Paris which has the Paris Gare Saint-Lazare railway station and Parc Monceau.
Our project critiques the Paris crowded residential and commercial fabrics and intention of Haussmann buildings to achieve little courtyard inside the blocks which lead to bad ventilation and lighting, insuitable floor plan, inconvenient corridors.