Program 2022

Guided tour / urban-sourcing / Sélection des commissaires

La Mémé

Construction team: Kroll Atelier
Implementation: 1972

This iconic student housing complex was built in the aftermath of May '68. For many, La Mémé marked a radical break with the modern architectural tradition, as the architect moved from being a figure of authority to a mediator in a process geared towards participation. This enabled a close bond to be forged between the building and its future users.

The watchwords for the design were flexibility and adaptability. The structure could evolve over time, incorporating changes based on simple, prefabricated materials. This distinction between long-term structure and short-term function is now a core principle and a ubiquitous part of the discourse around sustainable architecture.

Séverin Malaud © urban.brussels

Dates

● Booking

Meeting place

At the exit of the Alma metro station

Address of the visit

La Mémé
1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert / Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe

  • Sélection des commissaires
  • Agency visit
  • New in town
  • Sustainable Architecture
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