The Massena neighbourhood in Paris is undergoing a facelift. The tired housing scheme on the banks of the Seine is being rejuvenated with vibrant and diverse designs by 30 different architect practises.
Headed by Christian de Portzamparc and commencing in 1995, the Massena masterplan is taking shape, transforming the area into a more peaceful and private quarter than the previous housing scheme provided. Each building is detached and individual whilst maintaining a sense of unity with the next as the scheme is divided into “open blocks” in a grid structure. >>>