The Les Groues sector, also known as the eleventh district of Nanterre, is undergoing a major redevelopment. The ambitions are high, to imagine a large district that is exemplary for its quality of life and well-being while contributing to the influence of the Paris La Défense business district.
The mix of programmes is being studied so that housing, economic activities and shops can meet the new public transport offer to come (Eole and GPE line 15).
It is alongside N+, ABCD and the YesWeCamp association, which has been working since 2013 to set up processes to transform defined spaces into open, generous and creative micro-territories, that the future of groups is being questioned through its "micro-uses". The vision of urban planning and architecture is invited to the table of these fine reflections because the prefigured structuring must be thought in the light of uncertainty.
Here, questions of time, identity and value creation are raised that are so difficult to grasp. It is therefore through a unifying guide plan, workshop support, that the event locations, signage, services, furniture, temporary architecture, routes, etc... are projected in an atypical way but well anchored in the social culture.