client: Europan France, City of Auby, Nord-Pas de Calais Bassin Minier, Douaisis agglo, SCoT du Grand Douaisis location: Auby, France year: 2019 category: masterplan, health care center, incabutor, intergenerational living, housing statut: ongoing team: Matthieu Boustany, Benoist Desfonds, Elida Mosquera, Jerome Picard, contributor Peeraya Suphasidh area: Strategic site 26 ha - Project site 2.5 ha
« rebuild synergies between environment, mobility, production and seniors » If not the city but our life in the city were to be more ‘productive’ had more to do with the idea of being ‘meaningful’? What if the notion of productivity was not focused on youth but overcoming a fortuitous age segregation to focus on senior? The Urban Loop in Auby brings this together in a framework harnessing effort made and other needed around the idea of Age-integration and Health. With new streetscapes, an intergenerational habitat partly self-managed facilitates access to learning, voluntary work, crafts, continue or start businesses, support research in synergy with regional actors and the youth. A forward-looking public/private institute sharing functions
and creating mutual value. The masterplan comes to support and grow the offer of living in a meaningful city.