Cooperative Droixhe

Mending the neighbourhoods of Bressoux

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Abstract

The urban tissue of Bressoux, characterized by scars from its architectural and cultural history, presents a unique challenge in terms of revitalization and community integration. This research aims to explore the potential of adaptive strategies and cooperative living as catalysts for mending the urban tissue of Bressoux. The research question guiding this study is: How can adaptive strategies and cooperative living contribute to mending the urban tissue of Bressoux?

To address this question, a comprehensive literature review was conducted, focusing on urban regeneration, adaptive strategies, and cooperative living models. The study incorporates a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative analysis of case studies and interviews with key stakeholders, along with quantitative data analysis to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the urban tissue in Bressoux and the potential for adaptive strategies and cooperative living to contribute to its revitalization.

The analysis of case studies from various urban contexts demonstrated the effectiveness of adaptive strategies in addressing urban scars and creating vibrant and sustainable communities. These strategies encompassed a range of interventions, such as adaptive reuse of existing structures, flexible floor plans, and design approaches that prioritize community engagement and participation.

Furthermore, the examination of cooperative living models showcased their potential to foster community cohesion and social interaction. The integration of cooperative housing within the urban fabric of Bressoux can provide opportunities for shared facilities, collaborative decision-making, and mutual support among residents. This model promotes a sense of belonging and ownership among community members, which contributes to the mending of the urban tissue and the revitalization of Bressoux.

This research provides valuable insights into the potential of adaptive strategies and cooperative living as means to mend the urban tissue of Bressoux. The findings underscore the importance of context-specific interventions that take into account the unique history, culture, and social dynamics of Bressoux. By embracing adaptive strategies and promoting cooperative living, Bressoux can embark on a transformative journey towards a revitalized urban fabric that fosters community cohesion, sustainability, and a high quality of life for its residents.