Orgues de Flandre
Photographic reportage of the social housing complex known as "Les Orgues de Flandre", located in the XIX arrondissement of Paris.
Designed by the German architect Martin Van Trek, a Jean Ginsberg student, this social housing complex is composed by several 15/16 floors buildings and 4 dominating tours (Prèlude, Fuge, Sonate, Cantate).
Rising up to 118 meters tall - over the neighborhood and housing almost 2,000 apartments, "Orgues de Flandre" exalted verticality through volumes and dynamism through terraces and balconies.
Built from 1974 to 1980 on a 6 ha site, it is located in an high-dense district of France, not so far other Parisian urban social plans, as the Cité MIchelet.
The project also includes a shopping-center, farmer’s market, schools, artist studios, sports facilities and a Senior Citizen’s Home.