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Maison Pergola

Marche-en-Famenne, BE

designed by Paul van den Berg and Joyce de Grauw

2011

The primary road leading into Marche-en-Famenne splits the village in two. The proposed development of a section of this boulevard is an unmissable opportunity to begin to reconnect the two halves.

Existing boulevard divides

Marche-en-Famenne in two

New routes connect the church, city hall and

two halves of the village

Maison Pergola proposes a row of dwellings upon a public plinth in a form reflecting the local housing typology. This new development is carefully fit within the contours of the narrow plot and forms a new border for the historic city center.

 

Strategic openings in the plinth form two small squares; one opposite the town hall and a second overlooking a garden. Two passages form a new connection between the boulevard and the main square in front of the historic church.

7 apartments

50 - 150 m2

commercial program

shops

cafe

restaurant

public level

passages,

squares

& pergola’s

context

boulevard

parking on street below