To revitalize an industrial zone in Paris’s 18th arrondissement, Rice University students Shree Kale and Anna Fritz propose demolishing a few peripheral buildings that cut the region off from the city. They have drawn up a blueprint called CAP – 18 for what remains: a suite of residential, industrial and public spaces, many inserted into pre-existing structures. In Kale and Fritz’s plan, ramps connect transit hubs with gardens, green roofs double as accessible parks and tunnels facilitate vehicular traffic while reserving the above-ground realm for pedestrians. If built, CAP – 18 would be walkable, livable and integrated with its surroundings — everything it wasn’t before.
If built, CAP – 18 would be walkable, livable and integrated with its surroundings — everything that Paris 18th arrondissement needs.