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How can architecture work towards breaking the cycle of disadvantage? Many complex issues such as isolation, lack of education and unemployment cripple people from reaching their fullest potential.

In the town of Seine Saint-Denis, near Paris, France local design specialists collaborated with Coup De Main and Romanian immigrants to complete a temporary housing structure. With a focus on socially integrative process and recycled materials the project is one such example.

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Project details
Project name: La Passerelle, France
Description: The challenge was to retrofit existing modular housing units wit
Category: housing
Design: Niclas Dunnebacke Architect with Annelise Archen
Consultants: L'Association Emmaus: Coup de Main
Building status: in use
Construction period: 2010 - 2013
Location: Seine Saint-Denis, France
Coordinates: 48°53'60'' N, 2°28'59.9'' E
Tags: community, recycled recources, low income, temporary, empowerment
Project ID: 541
Published: 6 October 2015
Last updated: 13 October 2015
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