Keywords Change this

Brutalism, Brutalist Architecture, Social Housing, Experimental Housing Estate

Project timeline

1974 – 1980



Location Change this

67-107 avenue de Flandre 14-24 rue Archereau

Architect Change this

Les Orgues de Flandre Change this

Paris, France
by Martin Van Trek Change this
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Description Change this

Designed by the German architect Martin Van Trek, a Jean Ginsberg student, this social housing complex is composed by several 15/16 floors buildings and 4 dominating tours (Prèlude, Fuge, Sonate, Cantate).
Rising up to 118 meters tall - over the neighborhood and housing almost 2,000 apartments, "Orgues de Flandre" exalted verticality through volumes and dynamism through terraces and balconies.
Built from 1974 to 1980 on a 6 ha site, it is located in an high-dense district of France, not so far other Parisian urban social plans, as the Cité MIchelet.
The project also includes a shopping-center, farmer’s market, schools, artist studios, sports facilities and a Senior Citizen’s Home.


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