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Marcello Tavone & Alban Guého

ON CITIES

http://www.oncities.eu

35, rue Chanzy, Paris ( 75010), France
We are a Paris-based practice offering consulting to public and private bodies concerned with the common good. We believe that the “common good” is never a fixed mandate. Rather, it is a constantly shifting ambition. The unceasing quest for the common good is what makes a city a city. We use architecture to question the lived and the built.

EU Work EU Live


What it means to live and work in Europe today

EU Work EU Live


What it means to live and work in Europe today
The first transnational program of temporary social housing to boost the European labour mobility
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Type of project
  • Systemic changes

What do we imagine when we think about Europe? The freedom to travel, study, work and live anywhere in the EU.

Nevertheless, intra-EU mobility is extremely low. Only 3.1% of the EU working-age citizens live in a Member State different from the one of their nationality. The functioning of the housing market is amongst the different obstacles that cause this stasis. ON CITIES presents an alternative hotel typology to boost European labour mobility.

How can we design more flexible, sustainable and cost-effective, short-stay buildings for the European mobile knowledge-workers?

How can we use architecture to develop new ways of living and working together in Europe?

EU WORK EU LIVE is the first transnational program of temporary social housing in Europe encouraging and supporting the construction of a pan-European, cross-border community.


Spreads of the concept book “EU WORK EU LIVE”. Our architectural proposal is based on a deep analysis of different aspects related to the European labour mobility, such as internal migrations rates, social inequalities, urban knowledge-economy, the housing market, domestic labour, telework.

In contemporary knowledge economies, our apartments become more and more frequently our workspaces. Starting from this observation our project proposes an alternative typology of short-stay living-working unit for mobile independent workers.
The composition of the unit is simple and diagrammatic: it consists of the juxtaposition of three different programs:
1. A compact core concentrating the main domestic functions ; 2. A flexible working space;
3. A winter garden.

typical plan of EU WORK EU LIVE

EU WORK EU LIVE would not be only a short-stay accommodation, but rather a mixed-use European public equipment.

EU WORK EU LIVE

EU Work EU Live


What it means to live and work in Europe today

EU Work EU Live


What it means to live and work in Europe today
The first transnational program of temporary social housing to boost the European labour mobility
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

What do we imagine when we think about Europe? The freedom to travel, study, work and live anywhere in the EU.

Nevertheless, intra-EU mobility is extremely low. Only 3.1% of the EU working-age citizens live in a Member State different from the one of their nationality. The functioning of the housing market is amongst the different obstacles that cause this stasis. ON CITIES presents an alternative hotel typology to boost European labour mobility.

How can we design more flexible, sustainable and cost-effective, short-stay buildings for the European mobile knowledge-workers?

How can we use architecture to develop new ways of living and working together in Europe?

EU WORK EU LIVE is the first transnational program of temporary social housing in Europe encouraging and supporting the construction of a pan-European, cross-border community.


Spreads of the concept book “EU WORK EU LIVE”. Our architectural proposal is based on a deep analysis of different aspects related to the European labour mobility, such as internal migrations rates, social inequalities, urban knowledge-economy, the housing market, domestic labour, telework.

In contemporary knowledge economies, our apartments become more and more frequently our workspaces. Starting from this observation our project proposes an alternative typology of short-stay living-working unit for mobile independent workers.
The composition of the unit is simple and diagrammatic: it consists of the juxtaposition of three different programs:
1. A compact core concentrating the main domestic functions ; 2. A flexible working space;
3. A winter garden.

typical plan of EU WORK EU LIVE

EU WORK EU LIVE would not be only a short-stay accommodation, but rather a mixed-use European public equipment.

EU WORK EU LIVE


Idea by

Marcello Tavone & Alban Guého
ON CITIES
35, rue Chanzy
Paris ( 75010)
France
We are a Paris-based practice offering consulting to public and private bodies concerned with the common good. We believe that the “common good” is never a fixed mandate. Rather, it is a constantly shifting ambition. The unceasing quest for the common good is what makes a city a city. We use architecture to question the lived and the built.