Quartier "Sacré Français" :
The new neighbourhood « Sacré Français » will cover an area of 20ha and will be set advantageously close to services, schools, public transport, leisure and sport infrastructure. The project best illustrates the new urban development strategy of Charleroi which aims at enhancing urban experience through greater and more diverse housing typologies and a better mix of functions to steer urban economic activity. Labelled « quartier nouveau », it will offer 360 dwellings, ranging from single room studios to family-size appartments. The construction will be phased in time, with each phase adding extra value to the urban tissue thanks to the development of new places for conviviality, leisure or special landmarks.
Ultimately the project aims at upgrading a singular open space that is most caracteristic for Charleroi’s landscape : the slag heap. Through the years those hills grew out to become unique ecosystems. Besides their environmental, historic and social value this project will aim at adding a new dimension to the place : « inhabiting the hill ». The first phase will create the link between the hill and the existing tissue.
- Public square of the neighbourhood : 1ha, 50 units/ha, soit 50 dwellings
- Urban neighbourhood 2ha, +- 80 units/ha, soit +- 160 dwellings
- Inhabiting the hill", 3ha, +-50 units/ha, soit +- 150 dwellings
- Economic activity", 1.8ha, Northside of the site
- Services and / or leisure" 2ha (no program yet)
+/- 20 ha
2018 : master plan
2019 : study 1st phases
2020-2021 : start construction works
Dessin et Construction