Agrocité wins the prize in category 1 Best Resilient Building project for the building 4 Humanity design competition 2018. This award is presented at this year’s International Conference on Building Resilience in Lisbon.
“The ICBR conferences sought to bridge the gap between the research community in disaster risk reduction, and policy and practice. Experts from all geographical regions shared state of the art research being conducted by Universities and research institutes, much of it being undertaken in response to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), which defines the global course of action over the next 15 years.”
The Agrocité of Gennevilliers welcomes a new development: a retaining wall made of re-use tiles!
This wall was created during a workshop in collaboration with Léonard Nguyen Van The, the Nanterre neighbourhood management, members and volunteers.
This wall has several objectives: to stabilize the upper part of the garden while allowing a friendly seating.
All the materials used for the construction of this wall have been reused. Indeed, the tiles and bricks come from a hall under deconstruction in Gennevilliers while the wood comes from the exhibition “La passerelle enchantée” on the Pont des Arts in Paris.
The Agrocité of Gennevilliers is renewing its toilets with a new system: the Clivus Multrum, dry composting toilets.
This installation is part of an ecological approach to the recovery of human waste and the saving of natural resources (not using water).
This system has the particularity of separating solid and liquid excreta, thus generating two types of compost: on the one hand a rich compost and on the other hand leachate, a very effective fertilizer solution. In addition, the Clivus Multrum has several advantages: very low maintenance and no odour thanks to ventilation directly connected to the composting tank.
A great moment of suspense Wednesday, August 1 during the ultimate test: the removal of the soil that held until then the vault of the bread and pizza oven! The month of participatory construction has proved itself: the dome of the oven is absolutely solid!
Construction of the pergola, retrospective! 100% re-used wood, elbow grease, some bean seeds that will provide shade under the pergola! We started with a lot of motivation and now already two sessions of pallet workshops have occurred! While waiting for the luxuriant vegetation and the planting of the vine, a sewing workshop to make patchwork canvases will allow us to shade the pergola a little this summer!
Wednesday, June 13, we hosted the course “Spaces and public facilities”, in urban sociology by Jodelle ZETLAOUI-LEGER, professor at the School of Architecture of Paris La Villette. Welcome to the 70 students interested in the co-construction and co-management processes set up at the Agrocité. It was an experience that made participation issues more concrete, and illustrated the role architects can play and how they can deploy their skills here.
Le Tour Alternatiba stopped at the Agrocité of Bagneux on Friday 08 June! Inhabitants, associations, elected officials and cyclists were present to celebrate this event. On the program: associative stands on ecological and social initiatives, projection and debates, bicycle repair workshop, concert and multiple exchanges on common themes!
We are looking forward to welcome you at the Agrocité for the next activities and events!
The construction work of the Agrocité at Gennevielliers is progressing well!
The facade is finished now and the interior starts to come alive!