Bridging The Boulevard Périphérique

Paris, France


Bridging the Boulevard Périphérique uses housing to bridge between the city of Paris and its suburbs.  As part of a competition to rethink a large bus depot site in the 17th arrondissement, Bridging the Boulevard Périphérique responds to the need for more housing in Paris by creating a series of structural "bars" that can be filled with prefabricated apartment units.  Each of these bars responds to the unique urban fabric of Paris by being oriented to the geometry of the major thoroughfares that surround the site. These structural bars bridge over the highway creating a residential, living bridge with the suburbs on one end and the city on the other.