Lecture: '50,000 new homes'


Bordeaux is a city in development. Over the coming decades the city will only continue to grow as a result, amongst other things, of the construction of the TGV rail link. To cater for this growth, 50,000 new homes will be built in the near future within reach of public transport. This ambition makes it patently clear that the development of Bordeaux needs to be addressed at the level of the metropolis. The project ‘50,000 new homes for Bordeaux’ brings together the usually separate worlds of politics, private sector and executive parties in constructive alliances. In the process, the current strategies and models of spatial production are redefined.

Clément Blanchet, Director OMA*OMA France
Samuel Soriano, Project leader la Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux
Ido Avissar, Co-founder GRAU
Susanne Eliasson, Co-founder GRAU
(The Bordeaux project is a project of GRAU in cooperation with 51N4E.)

Joachim Declerck,  Director Architecture Workroom Brussel, and co-curator of the 5th IABR: Making City

Venue: Dépendance building, Schieblock, Schiekade 189, Rotterdam
Date: 27 September 2011

Starting time: 20:00 hrs
Admission: € 5, to be paid at the door
Language: English
Reservations: events@iabr.nl (reservation recommended)