Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects, Paris, Thousand Trees, residential development, green roof, green architecture, social housing, design competition, urban regeneration

The structure is meant to span the city’s Boulevard Périphérique and house flats and social housing, complemented with a community center, kindergarten and play areas. An entire forest rests on a network of triangular concrete slabs. Conceived as an inhabited natural ecosystem, the structure aims to introduce biodiversity to a highly urbanized neighborhood of Paris.

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Sou Fujimoto Architects, Manal Rachdi OXO Architects, Paris, Thousand Trees, residential development, green roof, green architecture, social housing, design competition, urban regeneration

Over 800 entries for 23 sites were received and the competition jury chose 75 finalists before the winners were announced a few days ago. Among other finalists were OMA associated with Gecina, Ferrier / Chartier Dalix associated with BNP Paribas, and the team of 3xn / Mars associated with Unibail / Bouygues Immobilier.

+ OXO Architects

+ Sou Fujimoto Architects

Via World Architecture News