Human Scale
Europan 6 Competition, 2000, Second Prize

Project Team:
El Hadi Jazairy
Aline Detry, Laurent Keutgen, David Schmitz

The main characteristic of the site is in its organic nature. It’s an inner courtyard of an irregular urban block, defined at its perimeter by private gardens, invasive wild plants, schoolyards, fences, blind walls and narrow row houses facades.

The project proposes to recognize the rich nature of this environment by mapping the different sections of the perimeter from the panoramic view to the detailed scale of the brick textures. The project then uses scale and density to re-organize indoor and outdoor activities, flows, lights and shadows in the space, thickening the intricate neighborhood life into a colorful urban landscape resonating with the numerous block interiors of Liege.